Qualification details

CHC40412 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 07/May/2012

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Supersedes and is equivalent to CHC40408 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs WorkUpdated in V4 Updated core WHS unit. New unit CHCMH411A- Work with people with mental health issues added as Group B elective. Equivalent vocational outcome. 07/May/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Code' columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Title' columnEssential
BSBINM201A - Process and maintain workplace informationProcess and maintain workplace information N/A
CHCAD401D - Advocate for clientsAdvocate for clients N/A
CHCAOD402B - Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sectorWork effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector N/A
CHCAOD406E - Work with clients who are intoxicatedWork with clients who are intoxicated N/A
CHCAOD407E - Provide needle and syringe servicesProvide needle and syringe services N/A
CHCAOD408B - Assess needs of clients with alcohol and-or other drugs issuesAssess needs of clients with alcohol and-or other drugs issues N/A
CHCAOD409E - Provide alcohol and-or other drug withdrawal servicesProvide alcohol and-or other drug withdrawal services N/A
CHCAOD411A - Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issuesProvide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issues N/A
CHCCD402B - Develop and provide community education projectsDevelop and provide community education projects N/A
CHCCD404E - Develop and implement community programsDevelop and implement community programs N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 411711 Community Worker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2512-13 Community Worker 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411711 Community Worker 02/Oct/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2512-13 Community Worker 02/Oct/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 02/Oct/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 07/May/2012 
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Modification History

CHC08 Version 3

CHC08 Version 4

Comments

CHC40408 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

CHC40412 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Updated core WHS units

Description

This qualification covers workers who provide a range of services and interventions to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues and/or implement health promotion and community interventions. Work may take place in a range of contexts such as community based organisations, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services.

This qualification:

  • Defines 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
  • Refers to specific knowledge of a client with alcohol and other drugs issues and to appropriate intervention processes applied in residential and community settings.

Occupational titles  may include:

  • Case worker
  • Family support worker
  • Community support worker
  • Outreach worker
  • Detoxification worker
  • Support worker
  • Drug and alcohol worker

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

16 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 7 core units
  • 9 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A first aid electives of which one unit must be selected for this qualification
  • Group B electives of which one unit must be selected for this qualification
  • Group C electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
  • Other relevant electives listed below
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 3 units of competency packaged at this level or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on TGA or other public listing

Core units 

CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector

CHCAOD408B Assess needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drugs issues

CHCAOD411A Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issues

CHCCM404A Undertake case management for clients with complex needs

CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships

CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework

CHCWHS312A Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work

Group A first aid electives  - one unit must be selected for this qualification 

One of the following first aid units must be selected for this qualification. (Note: First aid skills are recommended to be assessed in conjunction with CHCAOD408B and CHCAOD411A - specific unit depends on jurisdiction)

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

HLTFA412A Apply advanced first aid (Note pre-requisite: HLTFA311A)

Group B electives  - one unit must be selected for this qualification 

One of the following units must be selected for this qualification.

CHCAOD407E Provide needle and syringe services

CHCAOD409E Provide alcohol and/or other drug withdrawal services

CHCCS403C Provide brief intervention

CHCORG405E Maintain an effective work environment

CHCPROM401C Share health information

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking alcohol and other drugs work need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.

Group C electives  - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice 

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Other relevant electives 

Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. The following grouping of relevant electives is provided to facilitate selection and does not necessarily reflect workplace requirements. Electives may be selected from one or more groups. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

Work with people with mental health issues 

CHCCS514B Recognise and respond to individuals at risk

CHCCS521B Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide

CHCMH401A Work effectively in mental health settings

CHCMH402B Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes

CHCMH403A Establish and maintain communication and relationships to support the recovery process

CHCMH404B Conduct assessment and planning as part of the recovery process

CHCMH405A Work collaboratively to support recovery process

CHCMH408C Provide interventions to meet the needs of consumers with mental health and AOD issues

CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues

Client needs 

CHCAOD406E Work with clients who are intoxicated

CHCAOD407E Provide needle and syringe services

CHCAOD409E Provide alcohol and/or other drug withdrawal services

CHCCH522B Undertake outreach work

CHCCHILD404B Support the rights and safety of children and young people

CHCCM501A Coordinate complex case requirements (Note pre-requisite CHCCM404A)

CHCCS305C Assist clients with medication (Note pre-requisite HLTAP301B)

CHCCS401C Facilitate responsible behaviour

CHCCS414A Provide education and support on parenting, health and well being

CHCCS417B Provide support and care relating to suicide bereavement

CHCCS419C Provide support services to clients

CHCCS422B Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately

CHCCS426B Provide support and care relating to loss and grief

CHCCS504B Provide services to clients with complex needs

CHCCS506A Promote and respond to workplace diversity

CHCDIS301C Work effectively with people with a disability

CHCDIS410A Facilitate community participation and inclusion

CHCFAM406B Engage and resource clients to improve their interpersonal relationships

CHCFAM407B Work effectively in relationship work

CHCGROUP403D Plan and conduct group activities

CHCGROUP408B Facilitate and review a psycho-educational group

CHCGROUP410B Deliver a structured program

CHCICS405B Facilitate groups for individual outcomes

CHCICS406B Support client self management

CHCICS407B Support positive lifestyle

CHCICS408B Provide support to people with chronic disease

CHCLLN403A Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively

CHCPROM503A Provide community focused promotion and prevention strategies

CHCRF402B Provide intervention support to children and families

CHCYTH511B Work effectively with young people and their families

HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context

Service delivery 

BSBINM201A Process and maintain workplace information

CHCAD401D Advocate for clients

CHCCD402B Develop and provide community education projects

CHCCD404E Develop and implement community programs

CHCCD420B Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities

CHCCH426B Support client participation in the organisation

CHCCHILD401B Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

CHCCS421B Undertake community sector work within own community

CHCICS402B Facilitate individualised plans

CHCNET402B Establish and maintain effective networks

CHCORG405E Maintain an effective work environment

CHCPROM401C Share health information

CHCPROM502B Implement health promotion and community intervention

(Note jurisdictions may have specific first aid requirements)

HLTFA302C Provide first aid in remote situation (Note pre-requisite: HLTFA311A)

HLTFA412A Apply advanced first aid (Note pre-requisite: HLTFA311A)

Financial literacy education electives 

CHCFLE301A Work with clients needing financial literacy education

CHCFLE302A Educate clients in fundamental financial literacy skills

CHCFLE303A Educate clients to understand debt and consumer credit

Settlement work electives 

CHCSW401A Work effectively with forced migrants

CHCSW402B Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia

Outreach work 

CHCCH427B Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

CHCCH522B Undertake outreach work

Oral health 

CHCOHC303B Use basic oral health screening tools

CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health

CHCOHC402A Support clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care

CHCOHC404A Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues

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