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Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

  • National Course Code: CHC43215
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC43215-01V02-19MTD-113

Location – Mount Druitt College

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

23 Jul 2019

Hours Per Week



52 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

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.

If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience your fee may decrease from the maximum shown.
Payment by instalment may also be available. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

Number Title
CHCAOD006 Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCAOD004 Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCAOD009 Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.


Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:

2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:


Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:


Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

It is recommended that you attend an Information session on Wednesday 3rd July 2019 from 10am-12 noon in Block L, second floor, room 62 (Room L2.62) at Mount Druitt College, Corner North Parade and Mount Street, Mount Druitt.
If you are unable to attend this information session please contact Lyn De Vos on 9208 6362 or Dave Nash on or 9208 0162.

A Working with Childrens Check and Criminal History Check will also be required to undertake this course.
Class attendance is on Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays, from approximately 9-3:30pm.
To enrol in this course, please use the Enrol option.

You will need to attend an Information session on Wednesdday 3rd July 2019 from 10am to 12 noon in
Building L, Level 2, Room 62 (Room L2.62) at
TAFE NSW Mount Druitt
Cnr Mount Street and North Parade
Mount Druitt

If you are unable to attend this information session please contact Dave Nash on 9208 0162 or email

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.

For further assistance, contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 870 to enrol.

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Course Location

Mount Druitt College
Mount Street & North Parade, Mount Druitt
Phone 131 601

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