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Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
National Course Code: CHC43215
TAFE NSW Course Number: CHC43215-01V02
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Government Subsidised
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If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.
This qualification 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.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
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If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.
Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.
1. NSW HEALTH
Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.
For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:
3. COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES
Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
4. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT
Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm
||Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
||Provide brief interventions
||Work with people with mental health issues
||Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
||Use communication to build relationships
||Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
||Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
||Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues
||Work with diverse people
||Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
||Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
||Plan and conduct group activities
||Provide first aid
||Assess co-existing needs
||Work legally and ethically
The above list includes units being offered at this campus and that are required to complete this qualification. Other colleges may offer different elective options. For some courses the electives will not be listed however they will be discussed during your first class. Please see www.tafensw.edu.au for the full list of elective units available within this course.
Smart and Skilled Student Fees
The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 870 for further information and advice.
|Non-government subsidised fee||$10,540|
Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.
For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.
Start Date: 24 Jul 2018
Full Time: 20 hours per week x 52 Weeks
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 am to 4 pm (subject to change)
To register in this course, please use the Register option.
You will need to attend an Information session for the Certificate IV Alcohol and Other Drugs Information on:
Wednesday, 4 July 2018 from 10 am to 12pm
TAFE NSW Mount Druitt
Building L, Ground Floor, Room LG.25
Cnr Mount Street and North Parade
If you are unable to attend this information session please contact Dave Nash on 9208 0162.
A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit www.usi.gov.au .If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.
For further assistance, contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 870 to enrol.
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