An important aspect of this qualification is to understand the complex and interconnected nature of addiction and drug use.
Learning activities are designed to consider the many and varied aspects of AOD use.
To be awarded the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs you will need to complete 17 units of competency. Twelve of the subjects are core requirements of the national qualification. The other five have been selected as electives by the Community Services Team at RMIT in consultation with industry partners to best prepare you for the workforce.
You will learn through:
- class discussion
- presentations from specialist guest speakers who provide insight into current workplace practices
- extensive online resources
- both group and individual project work
There is support for students to develop language, literacy and numeracy skills required to succeed in this certificate.
Assessments are designed to prepare you for the workforce and/or further study.
The curriculum will enable you to gain skills and knowledge that are directly applicable to workplace practices. Peer learning and networking will be fostered throughout the course through classroom discussion and the online learning system. There will also be project-based learning (both group and individual work).
Assessments will incorporate a range of methods to indicate student performance and ability to apply required knowledge and skills as set out by each unit of competency. Assessment methods include but are not limited to:
- research projects
- presentations by students as individuals and as part of group work
- observation of practical tasks including simulations
- knowledge tests
- written reflections
- supervisor’s report
- personal evaluation
All subjects are delivered in English.
You will have access to online resources.
Blended learning options
Courses offered as part of blended learning programs include a meaningful blend of online, on-campus, and workplace based learning tailored to the type of study you undertake. This learning is active, prioritising tasks that involve exploration and development of skills and knowledge through interaction and engagement.
Online aspects provide positive benefits such as flexibility and adaptability using digital activities and materials, while also strengthening the interaction and connection with timetabled and on-campus experiences such as tutorials, practicals, or workshops.