Addiction, Mental Health and Counselling Courses


Certificate IV Alcohol and Other Drugs


Who is this course for?

The CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs is ideal for people who are looking for a rewarding career helping others improve their lives who have been effected by alcohol and/or other drugs.

What will you learn?

The CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs prepares you for an entry level role in the alcohol and other drugs sector, where you will provide services and interventions to clients with drug and alcohol dependency. The course will teach you how to provide a range of services and interventions for clients with AOD and other complex care issues.

Possible career opportunities

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

Other career options you may be interested in:

If you are a people person, like helping others and want a rewarding varied career, you may also like to consider studying this qualification:


Why study this course?

This qualification will equip you with the knowledge and understanding to help those affected by mental health issues.

This course reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery orientated support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. The course will involve implementing community based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability.

To achieve this qualification, you will need to complete 120 hours of work placement experience which will be at one of our fully functional rehabilitation centres.

Student entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however you will need to get complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment to determine if you are academically suitable for the course. For conditions of work placement with Seasons Hader please refer to the Student Handbook. Students will also need access to a laptop and internet to study with Hader Institute.

How will you learn?

Learning is over a 10 month period. Your learning resources are available online, and you will have workshop training sessions (skype, telephone or face to face workshops) once a month with your trainer. You will have the support of a trainer/assessor throughout your studies.

Student support

Hader Institute of Education provides comprehensive student support throughout your course. You will have access to a trainer with extensive experience and expertise in the course content and industry sector. In addition, you will have access to administration support, and our career guidance service. The true experience with Hader Institute of Education is the ability for students to participate in work placement at one of our many fully functional clinics.

Enquire about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) options if you are in the industry.

For more information about the many benefits of learning with us at Hader Institute of Education, or about our Complimentary Career Guidance service, simply submit your details online or call now on 1300 049 515.

How much does this course cost?

The cost of this course is $4,250

Your fee payment option is:

  • Students will pay per unit of competency ($250.00), paying for two units of competency at the commencement of the course, and two units per month. For more information call 1300 049 515.

Course Units

To successfully acheive the CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs you must complete the units below.

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 drugs 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 (need to have completed unit previously and provide a valid First Aid certificate)
CHCGRP003 Plan, facilitate and review psycho-educational groups
BSBINM201 Process and maintain workplace information
CHCAOD005 Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

What career could I have?

Possible careers include:

  • Community Support Worker
  • Detoxification Worker
  • Alcohol and Drugs Worker
  • Case Worker
Real Life Work Experience

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