Dual Certificate IV in AOD & Community Services | genU Training | RTO 5553 Dual Certificate IV in AOD & Community Services | genU Training | RTO 5553
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This comprehensive dual qualification program is designed for individuals seeking an in-depth understanding of the complex interplay between Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) and Community Services.

The course integrates knowledge and skills in addressing harmful substance use with a broader understanding of community development, social welfare, and support services. Graduates will emerge equipped to work effectively in diverse community settings, fostering holistic well-being and contributing to positive social change.

Course length for Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs is 14 months and the course length for Certificate IV in Community Services is 11 months. However, due to these two qualifications including many of the same study units, you can complete this dual qualification in just 15 months.

CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and other Drugs includes 17 nationally accredited units.

Core units

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
  • HLTAID011 Provide first aid
  • 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
  • CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Elective units

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

CHC42021 Certificate IV in Community Services includes 15 nationally accredited units.

Core units

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
  • CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective units

  • CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
  • CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  • HLTAID011 Provide first aid
  • CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions
  • CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviour
  • CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

When you study with genU Training, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this dual qualification.

Study requirements

Students will need to demonstrate that they have the appropriate:

  • Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills
  • Communication, documentation and research skills
  • Must be able to demonstrate skills in a workplace setting or participate in simulated scenarios
  • Access to a laptop or desktop computer, with basic digital literacy skills

Students undertaking blended and/or online training will require intermediate computer skills such as internet browsing, email, word processing, and presentation software.

Workstation setup

You will need a quiet space for study that has stable internet connection. You will also need:

  • Web camera, microphone and speakers
  • Smartphone
  • Earbuds or headphones
  • Zoom video conferencing software

Please note: You will need to turn your camera and microphone on, as required when using video conferencing.

What will you learn?

You will gain the skills and knowledge to support people experiencing issues with alcohol and other drugs and broader community issues. Learning from trainers with extensive expertise in the field, you’ll graduate with a nationally recognised dual qualification in line with industry requirements.

Where could your skills take you?

You could build a rewarding career providing interventions, advocacy, recovery-oriented support and other services to people in need of your skills.

  • Rehabilitation support worker
  • Outreach worker
  • Family support worker
  • Drug and alcohol support worker
  • Case worker
  • Community Health Worker
  • Migrant Community Worker
  • Tenants Advisory Worker
  • Welfare Rights Worker

Student tuition fees are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. In addition to tuition fees, there may also be other charges such as material or amenities fees. A genU Training staff member can help you determine your course fees. A statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided prior to enrolment.

For full details of genU Training’s course fees please visit our Fees page.

Fees – Victoria

Approx.
Tuition
Fee:
Concession Fee (Subsidised Training) Standard Fee (Subsidised Training) Fee For Service
$AUD 0.00 $AUD 0.00 $AUD 4,413.20

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible individuals.

Virtual Training Room (day or night) – Study online one day or night per week with instructor-led virtual training via video conferencing, supplemented with guided activities via the Learning Management System (eLearning).

  • 1 day per week: 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • 1 night per week: 5:30pm – 9:00pm

One day on campus is required to complete HLTAID011 Provide First Aid.

Course length: 15 months

Please select your preferred course location and date from the list below.

Click the Apply button and complete the online application. Once we receive your application, our Customer Enquiries Team will contact you to progress your application and advise of next steps. Find out more about the application process.

If you need support to complete your application, we are happy to help. Simply call 1300 582 687 or contact us online.

Course Code:
CHC43215 & CHC42021


Study Mode:
Online (day or night) via virtual training room, plus one day on-campus to complete First Aid.


Course Length
15 months

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