Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC43215

Become a Qualified Alcohol & Drug Support Worker

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.

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Start Date
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12 months with self-paced learning
Study 100% online from anywhere in Australia

Course Overview

Course Modules

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Career Outcomes

  • Community Support Worker
  • Detoxification Worker
  • Alcohol and Drugs Worker
  • Case Worker

Course Fees Include

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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.

About The Course

Become A Qualified Detoxification Support Worker, Community Support Worker Or Caseworker In The Field Of Alcohol And Other Drugs

Do you have a passion for helping people in need, and would get great satisfaction from a career helping people with alcohol and other drug issues/and or dependencies? Why not start a rewarding career helping others as a qualified detoxification worker, community support worker or caseworker in the field of Alcohol and Other Drugs support work?

The CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs has got you covered, and will prepare you for a career in the alcohol and other drugs sector, where you will provide services and interventions to clients with drug and alcohol dependency.This Nationally recognised course includes 120 hours of work placement to give you the hands-on skills to work in drug and alcohol services in your community. You will learn how to assess the needs of clients and provide intervention for clients with alcohol and other drug issues, how to work with clients with mental health issues, provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services, recognise and respond to crisis situations, use communication to build strong client relationships, working legally and ethically within the industry, plus much more.

Get started today! Simply submit your enquiry today to enroll, or to find out more.

Affordable Payment Plans

Want to study this course but can’t afford to pay upfront? No problem! The Nationally Recognised CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs is available on a flexible interest-free payment plan starting from $53 a week. Want more information? Enquire now.


"...I'm studying AOD and I was terribly nervous when I first started. But my teacher is so kind. I never see learning as boring because they make learning fun and interactive..." - Gabriel