Alcohol and Other Drugs
Working with community members who struggle with alcohol issues or substance use issues and possibly mental health issues require specialised skill and proper training. CIT’s community service courses prepare students for working with these community members by providing knowledge of themselves and society. You will learn techniques for working with people one-on-one, in groups and a community work setting.
Discover the major addiction models, gain knowledge of basic mental health conditions, and learn practical skills for working with alcohol and drug-affected people with mental health issues.
Get 200 unpaid hours of industry experience with an industry placement! This will give you the hands-on skills to be ready for employment. CIT staff can assist you in organising your placement.
(Certificate IV: 80 unpaid hours.
Diploma: 120 unpaid hours)
Why Study at CIT?
- Hands-on industry experience
- One of five specialised fields of study to personalise your Community Services Diploma
- Many job opportunities in Canberra and throughout Australia
Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs | CHC43215
Diploma of Community Services | CHC52015
TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 2 years
Certificate IV: 12 months Diploma: 12 months
2021 Semester 2 (July)
2022 Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July)
Working with Vulnerable People Check: $135 approx. You may be required to purchase a shirt for placement for $30‑$40.
First Aid Certificate: $120 - $250
*Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases may happen annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. 2021 and 2022 fees subject to change.
- Year 12 Certificate (or equivalent)
Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry with relevant practical work or other professional experience. Please refer to Entry Requirements for more information.
- IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0)
- TOEFL iBT - 46
- PTE Academic - 42 (minimum of 36 in each band)
- Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162
- Successful completion of CIT's English for Study and Life (Upper Intermediate)
You will need to be eligible to obtain a “Working with Vulnerable People” card to undertake placement.
Course Subjects - Certificate IV
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