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Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC43215

Overview

This program is designed for people either wishing to enter or already working in the alcohol and other drug work field. The program provides you with specialist skills, techniques and theories for the field. Many of our graduates have gained jobs in the field of community services.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC43215
Program No: C4-YC10
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: 1 semester full-time after you have completed a Certificate III in Community Services (approx. 15 hours per week) OR part-time equivalent. This qualification is part of a suite of programs including a Certificate III and two Certificate IVs. Most CIT students will complete all 3 qualifications in 1 Year (CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services and CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs and CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services).

Alternatively, you can complete the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC43215 in 2 semesters (full-time, approximately 15 hours per week) OR part-time equivalent.
Likely Job Outcome: Students who successfully complete this qualification seek employment in the sector in such occupations as:

- Case worker
- Community support worker
- Outreach Worker
- Detoxification Worker
- Drug and Alcohol Worker
Application Type: Public
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Skilled Capital Information

Skilled Capital

This course is offered under Skilled Capital. The initiative will give eligible participants the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification and receive a completion payment from the Education Directorate. The completion payment is made upon successful completion of their skilled capital qualification which must be completed within two years of the commencement date.

To find out if you are eligible please visit the ACT Government Skilled Capital training website.

Additional Information

This program has a compulsory work placement (80 hours in total). CIT teachers coordinate placements. Before undertaking any work placement you must be eligible to apply for, and hold a 'Working with Vulnerable People Check'.

Before undertaking any work placement, you must:

- at least 18 years of age
- be eligible to apply for, and hold a 'Working with Vulnerable People Check' and
- have a current First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003 Provide first aid).

Information will be provided on enrolment.

By enrolling, CIT assumes you have checked and met these entry requirements. CIT staff will confirm either before or within the first few weeks of classes.

The preferred pathway is for all learners to complete a Certificate III in Community Services at CIT (CHC32015).

On entry, you will need to demonstrate appropriate literacy skills by undertaking a literacy assessment. We have embedded literacy into our program to support your learning and success.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

The preferred pathway is for all learners to complete a Certificate III in Community Services at CIT (CHC32015).

On entry, you will need to demonstrate appropriate literacy skills by undertaking a literacy assessment. We have embedded literacy into our program to support your learning and success.

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Before you apply/enrol

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes new students and re-enrolling students.

If you don't have a USI that's ok, you can apply right now. It only takes two minutes, just go to usi.gov.au

Already have one? Great! Verify it in our student administration system now so your enrolment or graduation isn't delayed. (New CIT students will not be able to do this until they have been given their CIT number which will be given to you when you apply to study most CIT courses).

  1. Login to CIT Self Service
  2. Click on the link for USI
  3. Verify your USI

It's important that your first name, surname and date of birth in our student system match the ID you use to create your USI (eg if you are Christopher in USI database and Chris at CIT your USI will not verify).

If you need assistance you can go to Unique Student Identifier (USI), drop in to any CIT Library or CITSA office or contact CIT Student Services on 6207 3188.

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete all 17 subjects

  • CHCAOD001  Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
    • CIT Code: HUSE493
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and work within the current context, philosophy and values of the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector.
      This unit applies to workers who come into contact with clients affected by alcohol and other drugs.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCAOD004  Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
    • CIT Code: WELF459
      Cost: $270.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and conduct assessments of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) clients to determine eligibility, service requirements and referral needs. This includes knowledge of factors affecting assessment for a range of different client groups including different genders, youth, older people, mandated and voluntary clients, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
      This unit applies to people involved in the assessment of clients with AOD issues using established organisation or jurisdictional AOD assessment tools.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCAOD006  Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues
    • CIT Code: WELF460
      Cost: $140.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to confirm, conduct and monitor intervention strategies to address alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues.
      This unit applies to workers who provide support to people with AOD issues within the scope of an established individual treatment plan. Interventions would be ongoing and be conducted under the guidance of a supervisor.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCAOD009  Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
    • CIT Code: WELF462
      Cost: $150.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with clients to establish treatment goals, and to develop and evaluate individual treatment plans to meet those goals.
      This unit applies to workers who develop treatment plans with, and for, clients with alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues on the basis of an existing assessment and within established organisation guidelines. Depending on the context, development of the plan may be autonomous or collaborative. Workers may or may not be the person conducting the assessment.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCCS004  Assess co-existing needs
    • CIT Code: WELF456
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess the diverse and multi-faceted needs of people and determine both internal and external services required to meet those needs.
      This unit applies in a range of community service contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCCS014  Provide brief interventions
    • CIT Code: WELF463
      Cost: $150.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess intervention needs, and then to implement and monitor brief intervention strategies for people at various stages of the change process.
      This unit applies to workers in a range of community services contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCOM002  Use communication to build relationships
    • CIT Code: COMM498
      Cost: $110.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge to apply specific communication techniques to establish, build and maintain relationships with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders based on respect and trust.
      This unit applies to work across a range of workplace contexts where workers at all levels may communicate with individuals and/or groups both in person and in writing.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIV001  Work with diverse people
    • CIT Code: CLTS145
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
      This unit applies to all workers.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCLEG001  Work legally and ethically
    • CIT Code: LEGL219
      Cost: $110.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role.
      This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCMHS001  Work with people with mental health issues
    • CIT Code: HUSE500
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues.
      This unit applies to support workers in contexts outside the mental health sector, but who come into contact with people with mental health issues. The services and support provided are not mental health specific.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCPRP001  Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
    • CIT Code: COMM499
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify networking and collaboration needs and develop formal and informal partnerships to enhance service delivery and improve professional practice.
      This unit applies to work in all industry sectors, and to individuals who take pro-active responsibility for improving collaboration between workers and organisations.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCAOD002  Work with clients who are intoxicated
    • CIT Code: WELF458
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond to the immediate and ongoing needs of people intoxicated by alcohol and/or other drugs, with a focus on harm minimisation.
      This unit applies to people working in alcohol and other drugs (AOD) services and other community service delivery contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCCS019  Recognise and respond to crisis situations
    • CIT Code: WELF464
      Cost: $90.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise situations where people may be in imminent crisis, and then to work collaboratively to minimise any safety concerns and make plans to access required support services.
      This unit applies to any community services worker involved in crisis intervention. Management of the crisis may involve face-to-face, telephone or remote contact with persons involved.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTWHS006  Manage personal stressors in the work environment
    • CIT Code: HESC522
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain health and wellbeing by preventing and managing personal stress.
      This unit applies to work in a range of health and community services settings, in particular work roles that operate in high stress situations and circumstances.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCGRP002  Plan and conduct group activities
    • CIT Code: HUSE512
      Cost: $140.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to establish, lead and participate in a groups using a collaborative, strengths-based approach.
      This unit applies to any individual involved in planning and leading group activities. Groups may be formal or informal.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIV002  Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    • CIT Code: YURA101
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety.
      This unit applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTAID003  Provide first aid
    • CIT Code: HESC497
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

      Prerequisites: Nil

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More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au