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Qualification details

CHC40408 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Work (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to CHC40412 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other DrugsUpdated in V4 Updated core WHS unit. New unit CHCMH411A- Work with people with mental health issues added as Group B elective. Equivalent vocational outcome. 06/May/2012
Supersedes CHC41702 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Work 24/Mar/2011

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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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
CHCAOD406D - Work with clients who are intoxicatedWork with clients who are intoxicated N/A
CHCAOD407D - Provide needle and syringe servicesProvide needle and syringe services N/A
CHCAOD408A - Assess needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drugs issuesAssess needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drugs issues N/A
CHCAOD409D - 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
CHCCD402A - Develop and provide community education projectsDevelop and provide community education projects N/A
CHCCD404D - Develop and implement community programsDevelop and implement community programs N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 411700 Welfare Support Workers 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3421 Welfare Associate Professionals 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Alcohol and Other Drugs,Aged Care and Disability,Community Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Family Support Worker,Outreach Officer (Alcohol and Other Drugs),Detoxification Worker,Drug and Alcohol Worker,Drug and Alcohol Community Support Worker 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411700 Welfare Support Workers 02/Feb/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3421 Welfare Associate Professionals 02/Feb/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 02/Feb/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 02/Feb/2009 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

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 the NTIS or other public listing

Core units 

CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector 

CHCAOD408A 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 

CHCCS400B Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework 

CHCOHS312B Follow 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 CHCAOD408A and CHCAOD411A - specific unit depends on jurisdiction)

HLTFA301C Apply first aid 

HLTFA402C Apply advanced first aid  (Note pre -requisite : HLTFA301C)

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

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

CHCAOD407D Provide needle and syringe services 

CHCAOD409D Provide alcohol and /or other drug withdrawal services 

CHCCS403B Provide brief intervention 

CHCORG405D Maintain an effective work environment 

CHCPROM401B Share health information 

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures 

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 

CHCCS514A Recognise and respond to individuals at risk 

CHCCS521A Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide 

CHCMH401A Work effectively in mental health settings 

CHCMH402A Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes 

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

CHCMH404A Conduct assessment and planning as part of the recovery process 

CHCMH405A Work collaboratively to support recovery process 

CHCMH408B Provide interventions to meet the needs of consumers with mental health and AOD issues 

CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues 

Client needs 

CHCAOD406D Work with clients who are intoxicated 

CHCAOD407D Provide needle and syringe services 

CHCAOD409D Provide alcohol and /or other drug withdrawal services 

CHCCH522A Undertake outreach work 

CHCCHILD404A Support the rights and safety of children and young people 

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

CHCCS305B Assist clients with medication  (Note pre -requisite  HLTAP301B)

CHCCS401B Facilitate responsible behaviour 

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

CHCCS417A Provide support and care relating to suicide bereavement 

CHCCS419B Provide support services to clients 

CHCCS422A Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately 

CHCCS426A Provide support and care relating to loss and grief 

CHCCS504A Provide services to clients with complex needs 

CHCCS506A Promote and respond to workplace diversity 

CHCDIS301B 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 

CHCICS405A Facilitate groups for individual outcomes 

CHCICS406A Support client self management 

CHCICS407A Support positive lifestyle 

CHCICS408A 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 

CHCCD402A Develop and provide community education projects 

CHCCD404D Develop and implement community programs 

CHCCD420A Work to empower Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander communities 

CHCCH426B Support client participation in the organisation 

CHCCHILD401A Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 

CHCCS421A Undertake community sector work within own community 

CHCICS402A Facilitate individualised plans 

CHCNET402A Establish and maintain effective networks 

CHCORG405D Maintain an effective work environment 

CHCPROM401B Share health information 

CHCPROM502B Implement health promotion and community intervention 

(Note jurisdictions may have specific first aid requirements )

HLTFA302B Provide first aid in remote situation  (Note pre -requisite : HLTFA301C)

HLTFA402C Apply advanced first aid  (Note pre -requisite : HLTFA301C)

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 

CHCSW402A Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia 

Outreach work 

CHCCH427A Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness 

CHCCH522A Undertake outreach work 

Oral health 

CHCOHC303A Use basic oral health screening tools 

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

CHCOHC402A Support and encourage 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