This qualification reflects the role of entry level workers who provide services and interventions to clients with alcohol and other drug issues and/or implement health promotion and community based interventions. Work is undertaken in contexts such as community based organisations, withdrawal services, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services under guidance of other practitioners and professionals, with limited responsibility and with established parameters.
This qualification is being delivered by the Australian Institute of Flexible Learning via online and classroom-based delivery every Wednesday from 5.30pm to 9.30pm (TBC) in Port Melbourne at the Carmelite Room, St. Joseph’s Hall.
Interested students are required to attend an Information Session at the “Carmelite Room, St. Joseph’s Hall, 274 Rouse Street, Port Melbourne”, date & time (TBC).
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Units of Study
The Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Work consists of 17 units: 12 compulsory core units and 5 elective units.
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drug issues
Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issues
Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
Assess co-existing needs
Provide brief interventions
Use communication to build relationships
Work with diverse people
Work legally and ethically
Work with people with mental health issues
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Provide first aid
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
Reflect and improve own professional practice
Recognise and respond to crisis situations