CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs – Release 2

Obtain a nationally-recognised genU Training qualification and learn to assist people with alcohol and other drug issues. Consistent with industry requirements, this course equips you with the skills and knowledge in preparation for providing services and interventions to clients.

Course Code CHC43215

Course Overview

Under the guidance of professional trainers with extensive practical experience, develop foundation skills and knowledge to:

  • Implement health promotion and community interventions
  • Use communication to build relationships and develop networks and partnerships.

Develop your knowledge in preparation for working in community-based organisations, withdrawal services, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services under the guidance of other practitioners and professionals.

Course units

CHCAOD001      Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

CHCAOD004      Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCAOD006      Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issues

CHCAOD009      Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

CHCCCS004        Assess co-existing needs

CHCCCS014        Provide brief interventions

CHCCOM002     Use communication to build relationships

CHCDIV001        Work with diverse people

CHCLEG001        Work legally and ethically

CHCMHS001      Work with people with mental health issues

CHCPRP001        Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

HLTAID003         Provide first aid

CHCADV001       Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

CHCDIV002        Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCPRP003        Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCCCS003        Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

CHCMHS005      Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drug issues

Career opportunities

  • Rehabilitation support worker
  • Outreach worker
  • Family support worker
  • Drug and alcohol support worker
  • Case worker

Learning pathways

  • CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health
  • CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work
  • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

Placement recommendations

It is recommended that learners complete a minimum of 80 hours of work placement while undertaking this course.


genU Training has three Tuition fee levels. The fee you pay depends on whether you qualify for government subsidies.

Skills First Program (SFP) Concession Skills First Program (SFP) Fee For Service
$AUD 0.00 $AUD 0.00 $AUD 4379.20

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible individuals. We encourage students with a disability to access government subsidised training. There may also be other charges such as material or amenities fees. A genU Training staff member will assist you in determining your course fees and a statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided prior to enrolment.

Now, more than ever, the community sector needs you, to support the important work in Aged Care, Home and Community Care, Disability and Mental Health.  In response to the current environment we are offering FREE COURSES*, so there is no better time to study for a new career. genU Training are offering eligible individuals free enrolments in a range of government funded courses. Contact us today to find out more about eligibility.

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