Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC43215

The CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs equips you for a career in the substance abuse sector, where you'll deliver services and interventions to clients battling drug and alcohol dependencies.
Course Provider
Hader Institute of Education
(RTO 22557)
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Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification

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Study 100% Online

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Upfront payment or flexible interest free payment plan options available starting from $53 per week.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
12 months with self-paced learning
Study 100% online from anywhere in Australia
Career Outcomes
  • Community Support Worker
  • Detoxification Worker
  • Alcohol and Drugs Worker
  • Case Worker
Course Modules
  1. CHCAOD00  Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  2. CHCAOD004  Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
  3. CHCAOD006 Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues
  4. CHCAOD009  Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
  5. CHCCCS004  Assess co-existing needs
  6. CHCCCS014  Provide brief interventions
  7. CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
  8. CHCDIV001  Work with diverse people
  9. CHCLEG001  Work legally and ethically
  10. CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
  11. CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  12. HLTAID003  Provide first aid (need to have completed unit previously and provide a valid First Aid certificate)
  13. CHCGRP003 Plan, facilitate and review psycho-educational groups
  14. BSBINM201  Process and maintain workplace information
  15. CHCAOD005 Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services
  16. CHCCCS019  Recognise and respond to crisis situations
  17. CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
Course Fees Include
Course Entry Requirements
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have completed their education to a level which is equivalent to an Australian Senior High School Year 12 or have completed an AQF Certificate IV level qualification.
  • Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills.Learners are required to pass an online LLN assessment test at or above level 3 in reading, writing and numeracy.
  • Have sound computer skills to navigate simple software to complete the online component of this course and must be able to use intermediate level Word features in order to produce and present word-processed documents/ reports.
  • Have access to a laptop and internet to complete this online course.
  • Hold the required criminal and working with children checks (if applicable) or be able to apply for a police check if required prior to the commencement of work placement if required.
  • This course does not accept International Students.
Make a difference in your community and enjoy a rewarding career

If you want to help others in your community improve their lives and enjoy a rewarding career, consider studying the CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs. The Australian Government is putting more resources into this area and the number of professionals required to work in this field is expected to increase three-fold over the next decade.

What you will learn

You will learn the principles of recovery-oriented practice, communication techniques to build and maintain relationships, and you will learn how to support people with alcohol and other drug issues. There will be advice on skills and techniques which you can implement to promote recovery and well-being.

Who is responsible for your training?

Hader Institute of Education is responsible under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 for the quality of the training and assessment being delivered in this course and for the issuance of all Australian Qualification Framework certificates. 

National recognition

On successfully completing all the training and assessment tasks, the CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs qualification will be issued. A transcript listing all units of competency completed will also be issued. The qualification and units of competency are nationally recognised and provide individuals with a valuable qualification that can be applied throughout Australia and the wider health services community. Hader Institute of Education will issue a qualification within 30 days of the final assessment being completed. See the Hader Institute Learner Handbook for more information.

Assessment requirements

The assessment is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace tasks, projects, knowledge tests, response to case studies and completing practical demonstrations. The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods that are to be applied: • Written tasks • Case Study • Practical Activities and Demonstrations, including role plays.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Hader Institute of Education

At Hader Institute of Education (RTO 45162), they recognise that education is the pathway to opportunity. As the leading online education and training provider to individuals wanting to pursue a career in Mental Health, Alcohol and other Drugs, and Counselling, they take this responsibility seriously. Mental and substance use disorder doesn’t just affect the individual, but also the wider community. As an institution that cares deeply about their fellow humans, Hader Institute of Education shows up in the education sector wholeheartedly, with a desire to create positive and lasting change. Their institution is relatively new. They knew that starting an organization at this time came with a responsibility to look beyond "business-as-usual." That’s why Hader Institute of Education is using their business to create the kind of positive change that society truly needs. This goes directly to who they are at Hader Institute of Education and why they exist - they believe in a future where everyone feels included, connected, valued, and belongs. This belief inspires their mission…through learning, community, and support, Hader Institute of Education is here to empower people to help each other on their paths to discovery and transformation. By focusing their efforts on supporting good mental health and wellbeing – through their people, learners, their industry, and the wider community – they help each other on their paths to self-discovery; together building a connected and inclusive future where they all belong. Right now, we live in times of crisis, uncertainty, and for many, self-doubt. But these times are also filled with great opportunities; to rise to the challenges we face and to demonstrate what human endeavor can achieve, especially when we work together. This is the kind of stuff that dreams are made of. When Hader Institute of Education helps people take control of their lives, they open the door to self-belief. The magic happens here. It’s where the impossible becomes possible and where people connect to the power of their dreams. If ever there was a need for people to dream of a better, more connected, and inclusive future, now is that time. If this connects with you, then come and join Hader Institute of Education's community of fellow dreamers. ‍ Together, let’s make a difference, today.
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