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CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

National ID: CHC43215 | State ID: AWK4

Make a difference to the lives of others

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This qualification focuses on providing assessment and support to clients with alcohol and drug issues as well as implementing health promotion and community intervention programs. You will learn about interviewing in the initial client assessment and study preventative, educational and other community strategies relevant to the field.

Gain these skills
  • Work with people who are intoxicated
  • Provide withdrawal services
  • Develop an understanding of the legal and ethical requirements for working in drug and alcohol support services
Is this course right for me?

I 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
Delivery mode information

With online study you will be completing your course via an online platform which contains all your study material and assessments. You will be provided a login and password to access this material once you have been enrolled at North Metropolitan TAFE. 

Online is a little different to on-campus study as you do not have face to face contact with your lecturers and you do not engage directly with fellow students during every-day class activities. If on-campus study is not your preference, then online study is a great option. Rest assured you will be supported by your online lecturers.
You will also have access to lecturers via your online dashboard. The lecturers will help to clarify your concerns, assist with the course content, mark your assessments and provide you with feedback if required

Qualifications are broken down into stages with an intensive practical skills workshop run at the end of each stage. You will only need to enrol and pay for one stage at a time.

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form

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

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence whilst working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace 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. Workplace training 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 please fill out the Course Enquiry Form

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Further Study

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
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
Job opportunities

Other job titles may inlcude:

  • 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. 


How to apply
On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to 

Other study types

For all other study types eg part-time or online visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

To commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study, head to our Apprenticeships and traineeships page for more details.

International students

International students should contact 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Continuous enrolment

Leederville - Employer based


Fees and charges


Duration 2 year/s
When Continuous enrolment
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
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Semester 2

Midland - Online


Fees and charges


Duration 6 months
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Midland
How Online
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Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Page last updated May 30, 2019