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Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Are you looking to make a positive difference in the lives of others?

The CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs may be for you!


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TMG College Australia    

Program Overview

In this program you will learn skills to help you provide services and interventions to clients with mental health, alcohol and other drug issues.

This program covers aspects of counselling including promoting better health, rehabilitation and counselling those who have long-term addiction. In our program, you will learn skills to effectively communicate with clients, assess their needs and develop programs that will make a real difference to their lives.

With our flexible learning approach, we blend both practical and theoretical elements.

Throughout this program, you will be required to undertake Practical Placement in a suitable Counselling or Community Services Environment, supervised by qualified staff, these environments may include, Withdrawal Services, Residential Rehabilitation Services and Outreach Services

Over the course of this program we offer:

  • Convenient and flexible learning
  • Support and guidance
  • Online collaboration

Government Funding* is available for this program. Invest in your future by applying today!


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CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs TMG College Australia


Program Details

  • Program Code & Title

    CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drug.

  • Subjects

    The CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs requires 17 Subjects:

    Core Subjects:

    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

    Elective Subjects:

    CHCCCS003 – Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
    CHCDFV001 – Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
    CHCCDE004 – Implement participation and engagement strategies
    CHCEDU001 – Provide community focused promotion and prevention strategies
    CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice

    All other electives available on request.

    Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this program however Students are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review and a Language Literacy Numeracy and Digital Literacy Assessment

    These will assist with determining suitability and relevance into course entry and identification of any support needs. 

    The ability to obtain a Police Check - Police Check required for industry work placement 

  • Assessment

    Assessment Methods may include: 

    • Written Questions 
    • Project Work 
    • Case Study’s 
    • Role plays 
    • Workplace Based Tasks
    • Workplace Observation
  • Duration and Intensity

    Traineeship: Estimated duration 104 Weeks 

    Non-Traineeship: Estimated duration 52 Weeks 

  • Delivery Mode

    TMG College Australia provides the following delivery options: 

    Face to Face Training 

    In person Classroom Based training delivered at TMG College Australia sites. Face to Face delivery includes both theory and practical activities which are supported by structured Work Placement. 

    Structured Work Placement 

    As part of this course, Students will be required to undertake a minimum 120 hour’s practical placement in a Residential Care or Community Care Setting. 

    Offsite Training 

    TMG College Australia can deliver training and undertake assessments using facilities at a Students Workplace, or in a mobile manner (e.g. delivery at a regional/remote location for a specific period or for a specific training course).  

    Mixed Mode Training 

    A combination of various delivery modes. Also known as "Mixed Delivery" or "Blended Learning". This includes Online, Face to Face and Workplace Based.

  • Pathways

    Students who successfully complete this program may pathway into further study options, including:

    • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

    or higher level of qualifications in the CHC package.

  • Your Career

    This program provides you with the skills and knowledge to undertake job roles such as:

    • Case worker
    • Family support worker
    • Community support worker
    • Outreach worker
    • Detoxification worker
    • Support worker / Drug and alcohol worker
  • Fees & Eligibility

    Enrolment Fees:
    Without Concession - $126.80
    With Concession - $25.36


    Fee For Service - $6,450.00

    The student tuition fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. 

    This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. TMG College Australia encourage individuals with disabilities to access training subsidised through the Skills First Program. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this training.

    Skill First Eligibility 1. You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident* or New Zealand Citizen. 2. You must not have completed the same AQF level qualification or higher than the course you wish to enrol in, unless under 20 years of age on 1 January this year. 3. You must not have commenced or be scheduled to commence more than two Victorian Government subsidised courses this year; and 4. You must not be currently enrolled in two or more Victorian Government subsidised courses.

    Traineeship incentives may be applicable on full time/ part time basis, subject to eligibility. Enrolment fees apply.


    *Formal confirmation of permanent residence granted by the Department of Home Affairs (or its successor) AND the student’s foreign passport or ImmiCard required 

  • Locations

    This Qualification is available in the following regions: 

    • Melbourne CBD 
    • Box Hill 
    • Werribee 
  • Upcoming Classes

    TMG College Australia

  • Credit Transfer

    We provide Credit Transfer with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of Qualification if the CT request is equivalent in content and learning outcomes with TMG’s matched qualifications.

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    We provide Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where student work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL result is subject to the quality and amount of the evidence submitted by the Student to TMG. 

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