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CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other-Drugs

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 is 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.

Possible occupation titles relating to this qualification: Case Worker, Community Support Worker, Outreach Worker, Detoxification Worker, Drug and Alcohol Worker

Course Duration: 48 weeks
Duration inclusive of holidays: 61 Weeks

Fees and Charges Skills First Government funded student Full-fee-paying student
Administration Fee  $ 100  $ 5,000
Textbook Fee  $ 302.35  $ 302.35
Total  $ 402.35  $ 5,302.35

Packaging rules to achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate a competency in – 17 units of competency (12 core units and 5 elective units)

CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs – 2018

Text books are available to purchase online, click on the book image to go to suppliers’ site.

Turning point Volumes required

  • 01 Key principles and practices
  • 03 Relapse Prevention
  • 04 Reducing harm for clients who continue to use drugs
  • 10 Managing difficult and complex behaviours
  • 13 Youth alcohol and drug outreach


  • 05 Controlled drug use interventions
  • 07 working with polydrug users
  • 15 Case management in alcohol and other drug treatment settings