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Alcohol and Drugs Courses

A Certificate IV (CHC43215) in Alcohol and Other Drugs you the necessary knowledge foundation to make a real difference in people’s lives. This course contains several units of competency required to obtain certification. The core units and course codes are included below :

  • Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issues (CHCAOD006)(CHCCCS014)
  • Develop and review individual alcohol and drug treatment plans (CHCAOD009)
  • Provide first aid (HLTAID003)
  • Assess the needs of clients with alcohol and other drug issues (CHCAOD004)
  • Work in an alcohol and other drugs content (CHCAOD001)
  • Assessing co-existing needs (CHCCCS004)
  • Working with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Using communication to build relationships (CHCCOM002)

All recognition of prior learning (RPL) from other recognised training institutes (RTO) such as TAFE, is subject to approval before a credit transfer can be made. Assistance with tuition fees for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander can be provided via the Australian government. Entry requirements may vary for international students

Education pathways

On completion of a certificate IV (chc43215) in alcohol and other drugs course, you can enrol in a Diploma of Community Services or a Diploma of Alcohol. Alcohol and other drug course are ideal for entry-level community support workers or people looking to start a new career path, like a drugs and alcohol counsellor or social worker.

Why study this course?

The support services industry is in growing need of compassionate people with the skills to provide quality health care and support. Drug and mental health issues are prevalent issues in communities that seek drugs treatment plans. Community interventions are great ways to combat alcohol and other drugs abuse; therefore, support workers are needed to help implement these programs. An alcohol and other drugs course is a great career opportunity to give back to the community with highly rewarding and satisfying work. It is a well recognised and regarded course that will develop your intrapersonal skills such as:

  • Using empathy to connect with clients
  • Organisation and communication skills
  • Mental health awareness
  • Team building skills and many more

Delivery mode

We offer flexible online short courses and study options available through our login portal. The alcohol and other drugs course include detailed learning materials, assessments, case study examples and online support and certification upon successful completion. An alcohol and other drugs course can be done on a part-time or full-time basis, depending on your preference and start dates can vary. After successful completion of the course, candidates may gain employment in several working environments such as community-based organisations, withdrawal services, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services.