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CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

National ID: CHC43215 State ID: AWK4
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Make a difference to the lives of others

This qualification focuses on providing assessment and support to clients with alcohol and drug issues. You will learn about interviewing in the initial client assessment, responding to crisis, working with people with mental health concerns, and providing alcohol and other drugs (AOD) interventions.

  • Conduct an AOD assessment
  • Develop and implement a treatment plan
  • Provide brief interventions

Prior to enrolment into this qualification, please consider:

  • If you are under 18 years of age
  • Any criminal conviction as it will appear on your National Police Certificate (compulsory to obtain)
  • Any difficulty in communicating with either workers or clients. (I.e. difficulty with written or spoken English)
  • Difficulty with the manual tasks involved in personal care work, including lifting (e.g. 'bad back')
  • Ability to set aside between four and five days/week for attendance at classes, work placement and study
  • Likelihood of finding it difficult or distressing to provide personal care such as toileting and bathing for clients of any gender and varying ages
  • Ability to attend your work placement regularly and reliable
  • If you have the following attributes:
    • A desire to make a significant impact on people at a critical stage of their life
    • Enthusiastic and caring with a positive and proactive approach
    • Able to work with individuals presenting with complex needs and histories
    • Understanding of the needs of people from a diverse range of backgrounds
    • Good active listening and conflict resolution skills

Follow the link to find further information to help you make an informed choice about the suitability of this course.

Employer-based training offers a flexible, self-paced study program that combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

This means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of Employer-based training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops.

To enquire or enrol in the next intake please email workbased.cp@nmtafe.wa.edu.au .

Free in 2023

This course will be FREE from 1 January 2023. The course fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Free in '23  page for further information.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

We recommend that you are over the age of 18 before enrolling in this course as the work placement and employment outcomes are very limited for students under the age of 18.

Other job titles may include:

  • Detoxification Worker
  • Drug and Alcohol Worker 
  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Mental Health Outreach Worker
  • Case Worker (Community Services)
  • Support Worker (Community Services)

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

Study options and next steps

Click on your preferred option below to get started with your application.

Continuous enrolment, 2023

Details
Duration 2 Years
When Continuous enrolment, 2023
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

Continuous enrolment, 2022

Details
Duration 2 Years
When Continuous enrolment, 2022
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $1,287.90 $0.00 $1,287.90

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

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This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the Study options and next steps section above.