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Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

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Drug and alcohol workers provide support to those struggling with substance abuse. 130,000 people received treatment for alcohol and other drug abuse in 2017-18, and there is a demand for compassionate people with the skills required to provide...

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
10 months full-time
Course Code
CHC43215
Study Mode
In person

About this course

Provide valuable care and intervention

Drug and alcohol workers provide support to those struggling with substance abuse. 130,000 people received treatment for alcohol and other drug abuse in 2017-18, and there is a demand for compassionate people with the skills required to provide quality care and support. If you would like to work in a withdrawal service, residential rehabilitation or an outreach service, Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs is the course for you.

Learn to deliver specialised help

Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs is ideal for entry level community support workers who provide services and interventions to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues, and implement health promotion and community interventions. You will learn practical skills in contexts such as community-based organisations, withdrawal services, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services under the guidance of other practitioners and professionals who will supervise and support your learning.

An industry-recognised qualification

This qualification provides the knowledge and skill sets for support and care workers related to alcohol and other drugs, supporting workers within broader residential and community based settings. Once you've graduated, you might find work as a caseworker, community support worker, family support worker or drug and alcohol worker. Successful completion will see you graduate with a qualification widely recognised in the field, paving the way for further studies in community services and health and education, with a pathway to a wide variety of rewarding career options where you can make a difference in people's lives.

Entry requirements

  • all applicants must be 18 or over
  • a satisfactory Police Check is mandatory for placements
  • attending an information session is encouraged

Study locations

Preston

Career pathways

This qualification provides the knowledge and skill sets for support and care workers related to alcohol and other drugs, supporting workers within broader residential and community based settings.

  • Case Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Drug and Alcohol Worker
  • Family Support Worker

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.