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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

  • National Course Code: CHC43215
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC43215-01V02-21MTD-102

Location – Mount Druitt

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

18.1 Hours per week

Duration

36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

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.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

When you study with TAFE NSW, 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.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

WORK PLACEMENTS

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.

  1. NSW HEALTH

Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
Meet NSW Healths - Criminal Record Check requirements;
Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Healths requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx

  1. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:
    http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

  2. COMMUNITY AND CHILDRENS SERVICES

Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Childrens Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

  1. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT

Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you have:

USI-The Commonwealth requires all VET students to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI), and access to government subsidised courses depends on this. Information regarding USI and instructions on how to get your USI are available here www.usi.gov.au. When you have it, keep it with your other personal details so you will have it at enrolment.

Legal Checks-All students enrolling in community services courses will need to complete a Working with Children's Check (WWCC) and a National Police Check.

Working with Children's Check (WWCC)-A WWCC is a requirement for anyone who works or volunteers in child-related work in NSW. You can apply online for your WWCC. There is no fee for you as a student. To apply, go to https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-working-children-check or search for WWCC NSW.

Police Check-A The Police check is required for placements that you will do as a part of your course. We understand that many students who are considering community services courses may have criminal convictions in their past. We encourage you to apply for your check in any case and if the outcome is of a concern for you, please discuss with teaching and or student support staff. Simply because a person may have a conviction on their record does not mean they are automatically excluded from placements or future work opportunities.

The police checks can be applied for online. Identity documents are required and each website will have information as to which documents are required and how to upload them.
https://www.fit2work.com.au/individualCheck - Approx $50 https://www.veritascheck.com.au/faq#identification This company provides a check for $23.00 for a volunteer/ student

To register for an information session, head to tafensw.edu.au/infofest. Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, 9 December 2020 10 am to 12 pm Mt Druitt Campus, Building L, Level 2, Room 62
Wednesday, 21 January 2021 10 am to 12 pm Mt Druitt Campus, Building L, Level 2, Room 62

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Full Time Face to Face course. You will need to attend approximately 15.5 hours of class, 3 days a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 2.6 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 5.2 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assessment preparation and work experience.

A Working with Childrens Check and Criminal History Check will also be required to undertake this course. Information on how to obtain these will be provided at the Information Session and at Orientation.

100 hours of Work Placement is a requirement of this course. The vast majority of this Work Placement will be embedded in your weekly classes, however some events may be held outside of your nomal class times. Your teacher will consult with you on these activities and organise advance notice.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who are new entrants to the community services sector.

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.

This qualification contains content which may have challenging and confronting material, for example: poverty, bereavement, aggression, abuse and neglect, substance abuse, mental illness. You need to be prepared for this. Firstly, consider if this is the right time for you to be studying or working in this area. Secondly, consider how you will seek support if you find these topics difficult. If you are concerned about this, you can contact our Counselling and Career development services to help you make the right course choice. At https://www.tafensw.edu.au/counselling-career-development-services

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

TAFE NSW also provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Scholarships
  • Multicultural Support Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available to staff and students at TAFE NSW

Student Services. Additionally, every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location. Study groups are provided as well as the opportunity for one on one tutorial time.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 am to 3.30 pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCAOD004 Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCAOD009 Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCAOD006 Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
Elective Units
Number Title
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Mount Druitt
Mount Street & North Parade, Mount Druitt
Phone 131 601

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