Group supporting depressed man with alcoholism problem in rehab center.

Change lives for the better

For anyone wanting to have a positive impact on people engaging in harmful substance use, this entry level course is the start you’re after. The knowledge you’ll develop gives you the foundation to support individuals, implement community interventions and promote good health. You’ll learn how to harness communication skills to build relationships and cultivate networks within the sector. genU Training’s job-ready graduates can go on to work under the guidance of other practitioners in community-based organisations, withdrawal services, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services.

You’ll gain valuable professional experience through participating in on-campus simulated scenarios designed to reflect workplace conditions.

 

 

 

 

 


 

To be awarded CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs, a student must successfully complete a total of seventeen (17) units of competency, consisting of:

  • twelve (12) core units, and;
  • five (5) elective units

genU Training delivers the electives listed in the ‘Elective units’ below. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, student pathways and/or student and trainer/assessor feedback. Alternative suitable electives are only available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT).

Core units

CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCAOD004 Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCAOD006 Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issues
CHCAOD009 Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
HLTAID011 Provide first aid

 

Elective units

CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery

 

Simulated Assessment

To achieve this qualification, a student must demonstrate skills in an on-campus simulated environment designed to reflect workplace conditions.


 

When you study with genU Training, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for non-trainees. You can apply for this course now.

Study requirements

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful:

  • Students will need to demonstrate that they have the appropriate language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills
  • Effective communication, documentation and research skills
  • Must be able to demonstrate skills in a workplace setting or participate in simulated scenarios
  • Access to digital technologies (e.g. laptop, desktop, tablet-computer and/or smartphone) with basic digital literacy skills.

Students undertaking a blended and/or online virtual training will require the additional digital skills and technologies:

Digital literacy skills Intermediate computer skills such as internet browsing, email, word processing, and presentation software

Workstation setup

    • Stable internet connection with suitable data plan
    • A laptop, desktop or a full size tablet / tablet-computer
    • Web camera / microphone
    • Smartphone with charger
    • Earphones / headphones / speakers
    • Printer (optional)
    • Have a quiet / non-interruptive space to complete their studies
    • Desk/table, comfortable chair, no tripping hazards and room to move around for assessment
    • Access to water/tea/coffee

Browser software – Access to one of the following internet browsers, available to download from:

Video conferencing software (Zoom) – Access to video conferencing software (Zoom), available to download from:

Please note: You will need access to turn your Web camera and microphone on, as required when using video conference

Important information

This qualification contains content, concepts and scenarios that some individuals may find distressing. Please consider your personal resilience and any potential emotional triggers when participating in this qualification and in any future employment in this field.


 

Victoria

While students and other visitors attending onsite (excluding paid or volunteer workers) are no longer required to show evidence that they have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccination, those undertaking placements must continue to adhere to the vaccination mandate that applies to their sector and/or their placement host.


 

What will you learn?

You can support people with issues around alcohol and drugs. Learning from trainers with extensive expertise in the field, you’ll graduate with a nationally recognised qualification in line with industry requirements. Go on to a rewarding career providing interventions and other services to people in need of your skills.

Where could your skills take you?

  • Rehabilitation support worker
  • Outreach worker
  • Family support worker
  • Drug and alcohol support worker
  • Case worker

What could you study next?

  • CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health
  • CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work
  • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

 

genU Training partnering with Torrens University Australia

 

 

 

Torrens University Australia is offering genU Training graduates a 15% scholarship for units of study in the following courses:

  • Diploma of Counselling and Communication Skills
  • Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Community Services)
  • Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling)
  • Diploma of Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Nutrition

Email studynext@genu.org.au to find out more.


 

Victorian residents may be eligible for government subsidised training in Victoria under the Skills First Program. Am I eligible?

Approx.
Tuition
Fee:
Concession Fee (Skills First Program) Standard Fee (Skills First Program) Fee For Service
$AUD 0.00 $AUD 0.00 $AUD 4,328.20

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible individuals. We encourage students with a disability to access government subsidised training. There may also be other charges such as material or amenities fees. A genU Training staff member will assist you in determining your course fees and a statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided prior to enrolment.

For full details of genU Training’s course fees please view our Fees & Charges page.


 

South Australian residents may be eligible for government-subsidised training in South Australia based on your employment status and any training you have already completed. Am I eligible?

Approx.
Tuition
Fee:
Concession Fee (Subsidised Training) Standard Fee (Subsidised Training) Fee For Service
$AUD 318.25 $AUD 891.10 $AUD 4,328.20

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

This training is supported through the Government of South Australia. Eligibility criteria apply, to check your eligibility visit www.skills.sa.gov.au. We encourage students with a disability to access subsidised training. There may also be other charges such as material or amenities fees. A genU Training staff member will assist you in determining your course fees and a statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided prior to enrolment.

For full details of genU Training’s course fees please view our Fees & Charges page.


 

genU Training offer CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs, in a variety of study modes and times:

On-campus (day)  – Study face to face (in a classroom setting)

1 day per week (9:30am – 4:00pm)

 

Blended (day) – Study with a mix of real time online instructor-led sessions via video conferencing and pre-determined on-campus (face-to-face) sessions, supplemented with guided activities via the Learning Management System (eLearning)

1 day per week (9:30am – 4:00pm, comprising of 3 hours via video conferencing and 3 hours guided eLearning) with 3 on-campus sessions (9:30am – 1:30pm) to allow for practical assessment. NB: HLTAID011 Provide First Aid will be delivered on a Saturday (9:00am – 5:00pm)

 

Blended (night) – Study with a mix of real time online instructor-led sessions via video conferencing and pre-determined on-campus (face-to-face) sessions, supplemented with guided activities via the Learning Management System (eLearning)

1 night per week (6:00pm – 9:00pm, comprising of 3 hours via video conferencing with an additional 3 hours guided eLearning) with 3 on-campus sessions (5:00pm – 9:00pm) to allow for practical assessment. NB: HLTAID011 Provide First Aid will be delivered on a Saturday (9:00am – 5:00pm)

 

NB: All study modes require students to access and undertake additional activities, including: research activities, reflections and assessments via the Learning Management System (LMS).

 

Time zones:  Local state time zones are observed


 

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs (Release 3)


Course Code:
CHC43215


Study Mode:
On-campus (day) or Blended delivery (day or night) via virtual training room with 3 on-campus sessions


Course Length
On-campus 14 months or Blended 14 months with 3 on-campus sessions

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