C4328 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

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

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure

Approach to learning and assessment

You will attend face-to-face classes and undertake 180 hours of work placement within a relevant alcohol and other drugs context as part of your learning and assessment addressing the training package and industry requirements. The face-to-face sessions include a combination of work related learning, simulated workplace tasks and assessments, role plays, questionnaires, quizzes and oral presentations.

The Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Work promotes learning and projects that are directly related to improving work practice and skill development.  

Peer learning and networking is fostered throughout the program.

Assessment occurs through a variety of methods including:

  • simulations
  • written reports
  • class participation
  • class activities
  • on-line discussion
  • observation by workplace supervisor 

Appropriate guest facilitators and lecturers will attend classes to provide relevant and the most up-to-date industry information.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate vocational competency.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) will enable you to apply skills and knowledge in a workplace setting.

You will be required to do a placement of 160 hours in a relevant workplace.

You will be required to source WIL options; however support in locating placement will be available by the program staff.  All placement hosts will receive information from RMIT explaining the purpose of the placement and how you may be best supported by the host organisation.  Staff will maintain contact with you throughout the placement and provide de-briefing and support as required.

Another integral part of placement is supervision, as it provides the opportunity to receive constructive feedback. You will be placed with a supervisor by the host employer who you will meet prior to commencing placement in order to discuss the expectations of the training. You are also required to meet with your supervisor throughout the duration of your placement.

One specific course in which WIL/placement activities will occur in the program is:

EMPL5958C Maintain an effective work environment (CHCORG405E) 

A successful Police Check, and a Working with Children check is required by students to complete the practical placement or work experience component of this program.

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Program Structure

This qualification requires the completion of 16 Units - 7 Core Units and 9 Elective Units.

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C4328 Courses

C4328 Core Units - Select ALL Seven (7) Courses

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code


Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector (CHCAOD402B)50HWSS5661CCity Campus
Assess needs of clients with alcohol and-or other drugs issues (CHCAOD408B)125HWSS5963CCity Campus
Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issues (CHCAOD411A)70HWSS5525CCity Campus
Undertake case management for clients with complex needs (CHCCM404A)50HWSS5523CCity Campus
Use targeted communication skills to build relationships (CHCCOM403A)55MKTG5957CCity Campus
Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework (CHCCS400C)50LAW5205CCity Campus
Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work (CHCWHS312A)30OHTH5712CCity Campus
C4328 Elective Units - Select Nine (9) Courses

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code


Apply first aid (HLTFA311A)18OHTH5714CCity Campus
Maintain an effective work environment (CHCORG405E)50EMPL5958CCity Campus
Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers (HLTHIR403C)20EMPL5932CCity Campus
Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide (CHCCS521B)110HWSS5972CCity Campus
Work effectively in mental health settings (CHCMH401A)45HWSS5533CCity Campus
Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes (CHCMH402B)60OHTH5772CCity Campus
Establish and maintain communication and relationships to support the recovery process (CHCMH403A)40OHTH5556CCity Campus
Provide interventions to meet the needs of consumers with mental health and AOD issues (CHCMH408C)90OHTH5773CCity Campus
Work with clients who are intoxicated (CHCAOD406E)50HWSS5964CCity Campus

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