Our highly experienced faculty at KAL Training deliver basic comprehensive training that will equip you with a range of specialised knowledge, skills, procedures and expertise to lend a hand to individuals struggling with alcohol and drug dependency, implement health promotion and community interventions. Here you will also be taught how to provide withdrawal services, along with ethical and legal requirements of working in the alcohol and drug-related support services. Insightful learning methods including workshops and field trips are so designed by our experts to consider and comprehend the heterogeneity of alcohol and other drug abuse. Workers promote a person-centered approach, often work autonomously under the broad guidance of practitioners with limited responsibility and within defined parameters, and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.
Studying this course at KAL Training will enable you to access our Health and Community Services Trainers for committed team support all through your learning journey. KAL Training works closely with its industry partners to ensure that this vocational qualification is aligned to industry needs. Our graduates of this nationally recognised Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs get job ready to interact and acquire placements with industry connections. If you have a caring and empathetic personality, want to make a positive impact in people’s lives and wish to provide valuable service to those with complex and unique needs, then stepping into this sector is the right choice for you.
- Classroom Based
- Distance Learning
52 weeks including holidays
(46 weeks of study and 6 weeks of holidays)
There are no entry requirements for this course, however students are required to undertake the Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and Pre -Training Review. This will assist to determine candidate’s suitability and relevance for the course and identification of any support required.
Student requires White Card at the time of enrolment.
You will be able to work in entry-level jobs in a range of contexts such as:
- Community mental health organisations
- AOD organisations
- Residential rehabilitation services
- Outreach services
- Withdrawal services
Example job titles include:
- Case worker
- Community support worker
- Detoxification worker
- Drug and alcohol worker
- Family support worker
- Outreach worker
- Support worker
What could you study next?
- CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work
- CHC52015 Diploma of Community Service
FUNDING, ELIGIBILITY AND COURSE FEE
Victorian residents who undertake classroom-based or blended training may be eligible for Commonwealth and Victorian Government Funding(Skills First previously known as Victorian Training Guarantee). Use our easy Eligibility Checker to find out if you’re eligible for Victorian Government Funding. Funded places are limited, so be sure to make a timely application!
For more information, refer to the Course fee.
This course has 17 units of competency:
- 12 core units
- 5 elective units
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Core/Elective|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||Core|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||Core|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships||Core|
|CHCAOD001||Work in an alcohol and other drugs context||Core|
|CHCAOD004||Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues||Core|
|CHCAOD006||Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues||Core|
|CHCAOD009||Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans||Core|
|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs||Core|
|CHCCCS014||Provide brief interventions||Core|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||Core|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues||Core|
|CHCPRP001||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships||core|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients||Elective|
|CHCCCS003||Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide||Elective|
|CHCCCS009||Facilitate Responsible Behaviour||Elective|
|CHCMGT005||Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes||Elective|
|CHCCCS006||Facilitate individual service planning and delivery||Elective|