Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Gordon Institute of TAFE

This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It 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.

Entry Requirements:

Certificate III in Community Services; plus developed language, literacy and numeracy skills


17 units: 12 core; 5 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Work in an alcohol and other drugs context; Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues; Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues; Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans; Assess co-existing needs; Work legally and ethically; Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships. Elective: Facilitate the interests and rights of clients; Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide; Coordinate complex case requirements; Address the needs of people with chronic disease; Work with clients to identify financial literacy education needs; Facilitate community participation and social inclusion; plus more.

Campus Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
East Geelong No
Werribee Learning Centre No
Colac No
Werribee Campus No
Werribee Princes Campus No
Geelong City No Full time 9 months
Hoppers Crossing Trades Campus No
Operating across four campuses, The Gordon Institute of TAFE offers programs in four teaching enterprises: Constructing Futures; Smart Technologies; Living Well and Creative Business.

With more than 18,500 enrolments and 540 staff, The Gordon Institute offers over 220 practical courses at Advanced Diploma, Diploma, Advanced Certificate, Certificate and Apprenticeship level. Flexible modes of study - full or part time, evening or weekend, on campus or off campus - make access to further education easier for all students.

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