Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs (12)
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No minimum education
This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It is for workers who provide a range of services and interventions to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues and/or implement health promotion and community interventions. Students will develop skills in basic counselling, assessment and case planning, and referral. They will also gain an understanding of the alcohol and drug sector.
Subjects you can Study
Core: Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector; Assess needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drugs issues; Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issues; Undertake case management for clients with complex needs; Use targeted communication skills to build relationships; Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework; Follow safety procedures for direct care work. Electives: Provide needle and syringe services; Maintain an effective work environment; Share health information; Assist clients with medication; Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide; Work effectively with young people and their families; Engage and resource clients to improve their interpersonal relationships; plus more.
About TAFE NSWRTO code: curriculum
Certificate IVCourse code: CHC40412
16 units: 7 core; 9 elective
No minimum education
Certificate IV and diploma courses in community services, welfare work, youth work, disabilities and aged care
Where work involves a specific focus on both Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended: Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers; Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
Life after Study
Community workers encourage and assist community groups to identify their needs, participate in decision-making and develop appropriate services and facilities to meet those needs.
Counsellors assist people to identify and define their emotional issues and better understand themselves by explaining options, setting goals, providing therapy and helping them to take action.
Disability support workers provide care, supervision and support for people with disabilities in the home, residential establishments, clinics and hospitals. They also work with other health professionals to maximise the individual's physical and mental wellbeing. They also provide companionship and emotional support, and when possible promote independence and community participation.