C4328 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

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Plan: C4328 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
Qualification national code: CHC40412
Nominal hours: 913
Career: TAFE
Duration: One year - full time
Location: City
Owning school: Global, Urban and Social Studies (365T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/socialhumanities
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program


The qualification is designed for you to develop the skills and knowledge to provide a range of services and interventions to clients with alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues and/or implement health promotion and community interventions. 

This work may be undertaken through employment in a range of contexts such as community mental health and AOD organisatons, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services. The Alcohol and Other Drugs program develops the knowledge and skills for support workers and care workers who work autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals in the community services and health sectors.

You will develop specific knowledge to work with clients with alcohol and other drugs issues and to engage appropriate intervention processes applied to in residential and community settings.

Graduates who successfully complete the program have a range of possible career options and may be employed as a:

  • case worker
  • community support worker
  • drug and alcohol worker
  • family support worker
  • outreach worker
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Articulation and pathways

Articulation agreements between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification. The statement(s) below provide you with information about articulation agreements with this program.

If you successfully complete the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Work and you with to apply for BP191 Bachelor of Social Science (Youth Work) you may be able to claim credit for courses you have already completed. For the list of courses for which you may claim exemption and other details refer to the program guide for the BP191 Bachelor of Social Science (Youth Work)  (http://www.rmit.edu.au/handbook/bp191auscy) in the RMIT Handbook (http://www.rmit.edu.au/handbook).

If you successfully complete the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Work and you with to apply for BP026 Bachelor of Social Work  you may be able to claim credit for courses you have already completed. For the list of courses for which you may claim exemption and other details refer to the program guide for the BP026 Bachelor of Social Work (http://www.rmit.edu.au/handbook/bp026auscy) in the RMIT Handbook (http://www.rmit.edu.au/handbook).

You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs for successfully completing this program upon application to other RMIT University programs. Please check with admissions officer of your program of choice.

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Entrance requirements

Academic entrance requirements: There are no minimum academic requirements for entry

VCE prerequisites: There are no prerequisites.

Extra requirements
Applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal History Online or an applicant statement explaining their reasons for wanting to study Alcohol and Other Drugs, their intended career path, the personal strengths and attributes they will bring to the course, and include details of any relevant  work or other experience.

Note: Students are required to complete a Working with Children Check and Police Check before going on placement.

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External accreditation and industry links

This nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualification has been validated by the community services and health industry.

RMIT works closely with its industry partners to ensure that this program is consistent with industry needs.

The program has strong links with the community services sector through facilitation and course design, development delivery and assessment. Professionals from the sector are engaged with the program as teachers and guest presenters, and arrangements to support practical placement opportunities for you as a student are collaborative with the sector.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and Services
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.
Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.
The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.
You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.
Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance


We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

 

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