CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Become a Qualified Detoxification Worker or Outreach Worker in Australia

Make a difference in addiction recovery with the CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs. A course dedicated to helping individuals overcome substance and drug abuse challenges.

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Start Date
Start anytime.
Study for a minimum of 17 hours per week to complete modules in 18 months.
100% online with 120 hours of work placement, which will be completed in addition to your weekly study blocks.

Course Overview

Course Modules

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Career Outcomes

  • Case Worker 
  • Community Support Worker 
  • Detoxification Worker 
  • Drug and Alcohol Worker 
  • Family Support Worker 
  • Outreach Worker 
  • Support Worker

Course Fees Include

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Work Placement

The course contains a minimum of 120 hours of work placement. If you'd like to learn more about the work placement component of this course, please enquire now.

Course Entry Requirements

This course does not require specific formal education qualifications. However, you must be a minimum of 18 years old to enrol. Please note that this course is not open to student visa holders. For personalised assistance and more information, please enquire now.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The course provider values the diverse skills and expertise you may have gained from various sources. These experiences can be acknowledged through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. For a more comprehensive understanding of the RPL procedure or to discuss your RPL options, please enquire now.

Payment Options

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About The Course

Guide Recovery Journeys: Specialize in Addiction Support with Certificate IV

Are you passionate about making a real difference in the lives of individuals battling substance or drug abuse? Do you see yourself as a guiding light in the challenging journey of recovery? Are you ready to step up and be a part of a solution in a field that desperately needs compassionate professionals? If your answer is “yes” to all of these questions, then The CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs will be your gateway to a fulfilling career in substance support and recovery.

This comprehensive nationally recognised course offers an in-depth understanding of the complexities surrounding alcohol and drug use. You'll delve into critical units such as 'Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drug issues,' 'Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans,' and 'Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issues.' These units are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective support and make a tangible difference in the lives of those affected by substance abuse. Moreover, the course covers essential aspects like 'Work with diverse people' and 'Work legally and ethically,' ensuring you are well-prepared to handle the diverse and sensitive nature of this field. You'll also learn about 'Work health and safety,' a crucial element in providing a safe and supportive environment for both clients and professionals.

Upon completion of this course, a wide range of career opportunities opens up for you. You can find roles as a Community Support Worker, Outreach Officer, Family Support Worker, Case Worker, Detoxification Worker, or Drug and Alcohol Worker. Getting qualified for these opportunities will allow you to apply your skills and knowledge in real-world settings, offering support and guidance to those in need.


“Very good and I have managed to spend two years working as a Support Worker in Brisbane and now a new job as a residential worker with Emerge Aotearoa in New Zealand. Always helpful and happy to answer questions." - Sharon