C4364 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

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Plan: C4364 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
Campus: City Campus

Learning outcomes

Statement on competency-based training
Employability Skills

Statement on competency-based training

This nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualification is 
This means that it is designed to enable you to develop the practical skills and 
knowledge (competency) needed to perform the duties and tasks in the job you are 
training for.
Assessment in a competency-based program is about being able to demonstrate 
that you have developed these practical skills and areas of knowledge, and that you 
can perform at the standard required in the job. This could involve showing an 
assessor how you plan and carry out tasks and explaining to the assessor how you 
know what you are doing. It could also involve completing a project and presenting a 
report on the process and outcomes. If you are working, your work supervisor may 
provide the assessor with a report on your competency.
If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program 
(e.g. through prior paid or voluntary work experience), you can be assessed and 
have these skills and knowledge formally recognised at any point during the 
program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for 
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – refer to 

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Employability Skills

Foundation Skills

This program supports you in the development of a range of Foundation Skills that are fundamental to your effective participation in the workplace, in the community, and in education and training. These Foundation Skills are a combination of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills and employability skills, which are clustered under the headings:

  • Navigate the world of work
  • Interact with others
  • Get the job done. 

Foundation Skills are specific to each unit of competency and form part of the requirements for competency. When you demonstrate that you are competent in your particular job skills and knowledge, you are also demonstrating that you have developed the relevant Foundation Skills. Further information about the foundation skills you will develop in this program is available at http://companion_volumes.vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingPackage.aspx?pid=7

Employability Skills

In addition to developing the skills and knowledge required for a particular area of work, this program also aims to help you to develop broad work skills, known as Employability Skills.  There are eight employability skills:

  •     communication
  •     teamwork
  •     problem solving
  •     initiative and enterprise
  •     planning and organising
  •     self-management
  •     learning
  •     technology

Employability skills are “embedded” in the units of competency in your program. When you demonstrate that you are competent in your particular job skills and knowledge, you are also demonstrating that you have developed relevant employability skills. More information around Employability Skills can be provided by your teacher.

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