Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Duration Up to 24 months Part Time
National CodeCHC43215
TAFE SA CodeTP00827
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This course is aimed at existing workers who provide a range of services and interventions to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues and/or implement health promotion and community interventions.


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Course Admission Requirements

  • You must be currently employed in an AOD work role within the AOD and/or Mental Health sectors and have been employed for a minimum of 24 months continuous employment of at least 2.5 days per week and provide evidence of this when you enrol.
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.
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    Employment Outcomes

    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.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs (CHC43215)
    Skills covered include assessing client needs, treatment plans, interventions, communication, diversity, legal and ethical requirements, mental health, networks, partnerships and first aid. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 12 core units and 5 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    The TAFE SA qualification is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.