Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs - CHC43215

Partners In Training Australia

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Vocational Education and Training (VET)

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.No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Establish self-directed recovery relationships
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • Manage personal stressors in the work environment
  • Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
  • Work effectively with young people and their families
  • Provide community focused health promotion and prevention strategies
  • Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • Develop and implement community programs
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • Provide intervention support to children and families
  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
  • Work with diverse people
  • Facilitate responsible behaviour
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • Visit client residence
  • Recognise and respond to crisis situations
  • Facilitate and review a psycho-educational group
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  • Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers
  • Process and maintain workplace information
  • Work with people with mental health issues
  • Support the rights and safety of children and young people
  • Work with forced migrants
  • Provide needle and syringe services
  • Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
  • Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
  • Engage and resource clients to improve their interpersonal relationships
  • Support independence and wellbeing
  • Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs
  • Plan and conduct group activities
  • Use communication to build relationships
  • Deliver a structured program
  • Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • Work effectively in relationship work
  • Inform and support patients and groups about oral health
  • Work with clients to identify financial literacy education needs
  • Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
  • Improve clients' fundamental financial literacy skills
  • Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet
  • Coordinate complex case requirements
  • Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • Develop and provide community projects
  • Work with clients who are intoxicated
  • Assist clients with medication
  • Plan health promotion and community intervention
  • Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
  • Provide or assist with oral hygiene
  • Work legally and ethically
  • Provide recovery oriented mental health services
  • Provide first aid
  • Implement participation and engagement strategies
  • Provide group education on consumer credit and debt
  • Provide loss and grief support
  • Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • Share health information
  • Address the needs of people with chronic disease
  • Assess co-existing needs
  • Provide brief interventions
  • Provide suicide bereavement support
  • Recognise and respond to oral health issues
  • Apply and manage use of basic oral health products
  • Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • Provide education and support on parenting, health and well being
  • Undertake bicultural work with forced migrants in Australia
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Sale Campus Domestic: $5,000
  • Part-time : 11 months
  • Online/Off-campus : 11 months
Shepparton Campus / Head Office Domestic: $5,000
  • Part-time : 11 months
  • Online/Off-campus : 11 months

Fee comments

Campuses: Sale Campus, Shepparton Campus / Head Office.

This course attracts Victorian government funding for eligible individuals. Concession tuition fee rates apply to concession card holders & Asylum Seekers when eligible for government funding. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders qualify for a $0 tuition fee for this course when eligible for government funding.

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