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Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

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The Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs is the recognised qualification to become a qualified: Community WorkerSocial Welfare WorkerDrug and Alcohol WorkerEarly Intervention WorkerWelfare Worker You'll learn to provide various services to clients with drug or alcohol issues and implement...

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
1 year full-time
Course Code
CHC43215
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$7,407 total

About this course

The Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs is the recognised qualification to become a qualified:

  • Community Worker
  • Social Welfare Worker
  • Drug and Alcohol Worker
  • Early Intervention Worker
  • Welfare Worker

You'll learn to provide various services to clients with drug or alcohol issues and implement health promotion and community intervention programs.

You'll gain important transferable skills in case management and program coordination, which will make you a valuable employee in a range of Community Services organisations.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme as well as the JobTrainer initiative, for eligible students.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.
  • Hold a current and successful Working with Children Check
  • Hold a current and successful Police Check

Study locations

Seymour - Wallis Street

Benalla - Samaria Road

Career pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Community Services industry with a specialisation in Drug and Alcohol Services. You may find employment in one of the following areas:

  • Community-based organisations
  • Withdrawal services
  • Residential rehabilitation services
  • Outreach services
  • Intake and Assessment

Working in this industry may involve supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management; program coordination or the development of new business opportunities contexts and may involve shift and weekend work.

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.