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CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Course Overview 

This qualification is an entry level program in community services intended for people who want to work in the alcohol and other drug sector.  As part of the qualification you will be gaining knowledge about services and interventions for clients having Alcohol and Drug dependency.  In doing so you will be able to assess individual clients, develop and review alcohol and drug related plans to best meet these needs. 

Relevant Job Roles 
  • Case worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Detoxification Worker
  • Drug and Alcohol Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Outreach Worker
  • Support Worker
Entry Requirements 

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However, it is expected that students will have appropriate language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the training and assessment requirements.  All students must be willing to participate in mandatory workplace practice of a minimum of 120 hours.  Students will seek their own work placements and clear guidance will be provided.  

Units of Study 

Core Units

CHCAOD001 Work in alcohol and other drugs context

CHCAOD004 Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drug issues

CHCAOD006 Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug 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

CHCAOD002 Work with clients who are intoxicated

CHCAOD005 Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services

CHCCSM004 Coordinate complex case requirements

CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Face-to-Face Schedule 

For details on our course timetable and delivery options please contact

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) 

You can apply for RPL if you have the knowledge and skills gained through work, formal study, volunteering, informal or formal training, social activities or general life experiences.  If you feel that you may qualify for RPL, please contact our offfice for further information about the process to demonstrate your experience and knowledge.


Course Fee (This includes $400.00 non-refundable enrolment fee)  $5,300.00

Recognition of Prior Learning $2,500.00

Students are responsible for the purchase of text book/srelevant to this qualification.

Alana Kaye does not accept any more than $1,400 up front payment prior to commencement of the course. This includes the $400 non-refundable enrolment fee. Students can pay the remainder in instalments during course progression.


  • Course learning and assessment material (excluding text book/s)
  • Coffee and Tea

Certification will be provided upon successful completion.

Course Summary 

This qualification comprises 17 units of competency (subjects).  Units of competency can either be:

  • 12 core units - units you must complete as part of the qualification and
  • 5 elective units - Alana Kaye have chosen the elective units that we know are more beneficial and relevant to the majority of our students.


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