CHC43215 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
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.
- Defines the knowledge and skills for support workers and care workers who work autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals in the community services and health sectors
- Refers to specific knowledge of a client with alcohol and other drugs issues and to appropriate intervention processes applied in residential and community settings
- Case worker
- Community support worker
- Detoxification worker
- Drug and alcohol worker
- Family support worker
- Outreach worker
- Support worker
- CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Windows - 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 OR
Apple - OS X or later OR
Linux - Ubuntu, Fedora, etc. Desktop Editions
- Word processing software such as Microsoft Word or Open Office Writer
- A web browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox
- Adobe Reader and Flash viewer (latest versions)
- 1.6 GHz CPU, 1GB of memory and at least 1GB of free hard drive space
- Video recording device such as mobile phone or video camera
- A connection to the internet, 56Kbps or higher
- Reading case notes and reports
- Writing case notes and reports
- Conducting and writing assessments
Occupational titles may include:
Student's competency against the unit of competency specifications is assessed during each unit undertaken throughout the course. Students are provided with opportunities for re-assessment if they fail to demonstrate competency during assessment tasks.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
All students are provided with the opportunity to have their prior learning and experience assessed and recognised (Recognition of Prior Learning). Students who have successfully completed whole units of competency with another nationally recognised training provider that are identical to any of those contained within this course can apply for National Recognition.
On successful completion of this course, students will receive:
The course is provided through flexible delivery of accredited training with online support in the form of manuals, learning materials and assessments as well as support via telephone, emails and forums. It is suitable for people with intermediate computer literacy. The format is similar to 'distance learning' and requires good time management skills.
You will require the following in order to be able to undertake this course:
Questions about Flexible Delivery?
Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Expected study hours per week: 6-8
Course Duration: 15 months
There are no entry requirements for this course specified. However in order to work effectively in the sector candidates must be able to perform tasks requiring language, literacy and numeracy skills such as:
Employment / Work Placement Requirements
Employment or volunteer work
We recommend wherever possible that students be employed in the AOD or a related Community Sector position for the duration of the course. This ensures that course materials and assessment tasks are relevant to your work and the learning outcomes are maximised.
Where students are not employed we recommend seeking volunteer work in an AOD service or agency such as Family Drug Help for the duration of studies.
When this is not possible, students are required to complete a placement at an alcohol and drug agency for a total of 240 hours. This placement must be secured prior to enrolment.
It is a requirement by Odyssey House Victoria of this course that students complete a minimum of 240 hours' work with an alcohol and other drug service agency during the course of their studies. Certain assessment tasks may only be assessed in workplace scenarios and confirmation of these skills is provided during the work placement. Students may not be deemed competent in the course without completing the workplace assessment requirement.
What is a practical placement?
A practical placement is an important component of your course and allows you to prepare for the workplace by applying what you have learned in your course to the work environment. It involves more than just observing what is happening in the host workplace as you will have specific learning outcomes or activities to undertake while on the placement.
How long is the placement?
Odyssey House Victoria requires student placements to be the equivalent of 240 hours or approximately 31 days.
Who should undertake practical placement?
Students undertaking study in the CHC43215 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs with Odyssey House Victoria who have no recent experience of working in the community services sector with clients who have substance dependency issues.
Course Start Date
3 October 2016.
Government Funded Price: $540.00*
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