Gain a qualification by completing Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs – CHC43215. Make a real difference by helping people get back on track.

This qualification reflects the role of entry level workers who provide services and interventions to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues and/or implement health promotion and community interventions. Work in undertaken in contexts such as community based organisations, withdrawal services, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services under the guidance of other practitioners and professionals, with limited responsibility and within established parameters.


This qualification is being delivered with blended learning options. 

Interested students will be required to email us at or call us 1300 854 987

Career Pathway
  • Case Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Detoxification Worker
  • Drug and Alcohol Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Outreach Worker
  • Support Worker
Course Information
  • Theory and some assessments delivered online (requiring reasonable computer skills, internet access, email access and research skills
  • AIFL may offer this qualification in a blended learning mode in selected locations, depending on student numbers
  • Trainer and IT support is available throughout your period of enrolment
  • Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers will be offered to all students, as part of the Pre- Training Review Process
  • Prior to enrolment all applicants will be required to complete a literacy, reading and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.
  • Students of all abilities are encouraged to apply at any time of the year
  • Enrolment period is 12 months (re-enrolment fees apply)
Qualification Structure
Total number of units = 17 (approximately 1318 hours of study) 12 core units, 5 elective units.
Core Units
  • CHCCOM002 – Use communication to build relationships

  • CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people

  • CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically

  • CHCPRP001 – Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

  • 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

  • CHCCCS014 – Provide brief interventions

  • HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid

  • CHCAOD009 – Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

  • CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues

  • CHCCCS004 – Assess co-existing needs
Elective Units
  • CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice

  • CHCCCS003 – Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide

  • CHCAOD002 – Work with clients who are intoxicated

  • CHCDFV001 – Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

  • CHCMHS005 – Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

NB: Other elective units may be available, please contact AIFL Student Services to discuss your options


The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment
Fees and Skills First Funding are current at time of issue and are subject to change
Fees and refunds will be inline with the AIFL Fees and Refunds Policy and Procedure
For concession details please contact the AIFL
Concession (Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Card or Veteran’s Gold Card
* Skills First funding only applies to students eligible for a government funded place
* Enrolment fees excludes GST
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. 

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