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Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs


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Take the next steps into your career in a community services role that specialises in helping people deal with their drug and alcohol issues. This course will prepare you to enter the workforce in a community services role, and will give you the skills to work with clients who are facing a variety of problems related to drugs and/or alcohol

  • Community Support Worker

  • Case Worker

  • Drug and Alcohol Worker

  • Support Worker

  • Family Support Worker

  • Outreach Worker


CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs




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Blended Delivery 


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1300 206 000 to find out more 

Study the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs (CHC43215) with our industry trainers to receive a competitive qualification to further students in their future endeavours and enable them for eligibility in university credits. Star College Australia provide all students with the guidance and assistance they may require to reach your full potential. The Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs (CHC43215) 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. Undertaking this course will allow students to advance their careers and provide them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to last a life time. 

Completion of this nationally recognised qualification will allow you to obtain a role as a manager or supervisor within a broad range of industries. Students undertaking this course will be guided through the following subject areas, learning the resource materials with the support of your dedicated trainer. 

  • Providing brief interventions 

  • Providing first aid 

  • Working legally and ethically 

  • Working with clients who are intoxicated 

  • Developing and maintaining networks and collaborative partnerships

  • Increased safety of individuals at risk of suicide 

Entry Requirements

There is no entry requirements for the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs (CHC43215).

Course Requirements

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake a minimum 120 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

Core Units

UNIT CODE                            UNIT NAME 

CHCAOD001       Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCAOD004       Assess needs of client with alcohol and other drugs issues 
CHCAOD006       Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCAOD009       Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans 
CHCCCS004        Assess co-existing needs
CHCCCS014        Provide brief interventions
CHCCOM002      Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001         Work with diverse people 
CHCLEG001        Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS001       Work with people with mental health issues 
CHCPRP001         Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
HLTAID003           Provide first aid 


Elective Units

UNIT CODE                            UNIT NAME 

CHCDFV001        Work with clients who are intoxicated
CHCCCS019       Recognise and respond to crisis situations 
CHCMHS005      Provide services to people with coexisting mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCCSM004      Coordinate complex case requirements  
CHCPRP003        Reflect on and improve own professional practice


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