CHC43215 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

PLEASE NOTE: Our courses are only delivered in Victoria. Nationally Recognised Training

This qualification 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. Work in undertaken in contexts such as community based organisations, withdrawal services, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services under the guidance of other practitioners and professionals, with limited responsibility and within established parameters.

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
    • Community support worker
    • Detoxification worker
    • Drug and alcohol worker
    • Family support worker
    • Outreach worker
    • Support worker
    • Assessment

      Student's competency against the unit of competency specifications is assessed during each unit undertaken throughout the course. Students are provided with opportunities for re-assessment if they fail to demonstrate competency during assessment tasks.

      The assessments also comprise observation of you undertaking various aspects of the role of a practitioner, these are usually completed by a manager or supervisor who has sufficient experience in the task being observed.

      Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

      All students are provided with the opportunity to have their prior learning and experience assessed and recognised (Recognition of Prior Learning). Students who have successfully completed whole units of competency with another nationally recognised training provider that are identical to any of those contained within this course can apply for National Recognition.


      On successful completion of this course, students will receive:

    • CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
    • Blended Delivery

      The course is provided through flexible delivery of accredited training with online support in the form of manuals, learning materials and assessments as well as support via telephone, emails and forums. It is suitable for people with intermediate computer literacy. The format is similar to 'distance learning' and requires good time management skills.

      The course also includes a series of eight mandatory face-to-face assessment workshops, scheduled incrementally over the course of your study. These workshops will streamline your assessment process.

      Questions about Flexible Delivery?
      Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.

      Expected study hours per week: 6-8
      Course Duration: 10 months

      Entry Requirements

      In order to work effectively in the sector candidates must be able to perform tasks requiring language, literacy and numeracy skills such as:

      • Reading case notes and reports
      • Writing case notes and reports
      • Conducting and writing assessments

      Course Start Date

      4 September 2017

      Course Fees

      Cost: $4,715.00
      Government Funded Price: $712.50*

      *This training is provided with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. $712.50 represents the required student contribution. Enrolments are subject to available funding.

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