AHC College
12 months
PM&C funded SEWB/AOD workforce funded through 10014 SEWB RTO funding. Other eligibility as per Regional Smart & Skilled funding map

The Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs is delivered as part of a dual qualification with CHC43315 Certificate IV Mental Health.

This qualification reflects the role of entry level workers who provide services and interventions to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues and/or implement health promotion and community interventions. Work in undertaken in contexts such as community based organisations, withdrawal services, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services under the guidance of other practitioners and professionals, with limited responsibility and within established parameters.

Target Group

The course is pitched at the existing workforce within an Aboriginal Alcohol and Other Drug context, and social emotional well being context; whether working in residential or community settings, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) and other Aboriginal health service contexts. It is also suitable for those working in other health settings and looking to transfer into the Mental health/Alcohol and Other Drug field of work. Priority will be given to those currently working at an operational level in ACCHS context or there Community Controlled context.

Enrolment within this course will focus on recruiting students from the following in order:

  • New and existing workers working in an Aboriginal community setting or with Aboriginal clients and communities without prior qualifications and needing to gain at least an entry level qualification.
  • Aboriginal Workers seeking a career transition with appropriate workplace access and life experience.
  • Community members seeking to enter the workforce especially if sponsored by a member service

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Job Roles

Occupational titles may include:

  • Case worker
  • Family support worker
  • Community support worker
  • Outreach worker
  • Detoxification worker
  • Support worker
  • Drug and alcohol worker

Delivery Structure

Face to face – cluster release (7 x 5 days); site visits; e-learning support, study groups, tutorials

Nominal Course Hours

1168 - 1238 hours

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Course Dates

06 Mar 2017 4 days
Cluster 1 [Working effectively with AOD issues]
08 May 2017 4 days
Cluster 2 [Working effectively with MH issues]
19 Jun 2017 4 days
Cluster 3 [Behaviour Change & Motivational Interviewing]
28 Aug 2017 4 days
Cluster 4 [Group Work (incorporating men’s & women’s group work short courses)]
16 Oct 2017 4 days
Cluster 5 [Assessing & managing complex needs]
27 Nov 2017 4 days
Cluster 6 [Safe, ethical and legal framework]

Study Pathway

CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs or CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health
Certificate II in Alcohol and Other Drugs
Certificate III in Alcohol and Other Drugs
Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs