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Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Career Area:Community, Health & Fitness National Code:CHC43215
Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other DrugsThis 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.

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
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.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Prior Learning

For further information please refer to the Recognition area of the Hunter TAFE website.

Students with Disabilities

If you are considering studying with Hunter TAFE and are unsure what impact your disability may have on your study, please feel free to contact Disability Services to find out!

Delivery Locations, Important Dates, Study Options and Timetables

Hamilton Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
Various Full Time
Thanks for visiting! We are currently taking enquiries for this course.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study full-time and part-time evening. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, with a mix of campus and online or in the workplace.

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

This course is also available as a Traineeship.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225.

17HAM-999

The 2017 Smart and Skilled Schedule prices for this qualification are:

First Qualification Fee is $1,990.00
Second Qualification Fee is $2,320.00

The Concession Fee for this course is $240.00. You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for a concession or exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake an Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment. The Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regards to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. A copy of the Instalment Plan Agreement and the Fee and Refund policy can be found on the TAFE NSW – Hunter & Central Coast website.

If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.


This course is also available as a Traineeship.

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • 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
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
  • CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCMHS003 - Provide recovery oriented mental health services
  • CHCMHS004 - Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
  • CHCMHS005 - Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCPRP001 - Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
Other Information

This course is delivered in a blended manner, with face to face classes 2 1/2 days per week supported by online material and communication.

Enquire Now
Hamilton Campus campus
Semester: Semester Various,
Study Options: Full Time, , weeks
How to Enrol: Thanks for visiting! We are currently taking enquiries for this course.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study full-time and part-time evening. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, with a mix of campus and online or in the workplace.

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

This course is also available as a Traineeship.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225.
Proposed Timetable:
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: The 2017 Smart and Skilled Schedule prices for this qualification are:

First Qualification Fee is $1,990.00
Second Qualification Fee is $2,320.00

The Concession Fee for this course is $240.00. You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for a concession or exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake an Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment. The Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regards to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. A copy of the Instalment Plan Agreement and the Fee and Refund policy can be found on the TAFE NSW – Hunter & Central Coast website.

If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.


This course is also available as a Traineeship.
Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • 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
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
  • CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCMHS003 - Provide recovery oriented mental health services
  • CHCMHS004 - Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
  • CHCMHS005 - Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCPRP001 - Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
Important Information: Other Information

This course is delivered in a blended manner, with face to face classes 2 1/2 days per week supported by online material and communication.

Newcastle Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
Various Full Time
Thanks for visiting! We are currently taking enquiries for this course.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study full-time and part-time evening. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, with a mix of campus and online or in the workplace.

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

This course is also available as a Traineeship.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225.

17NEW-999

The 2017 Smart and Skilled Schedule prices for this qualification are:

First Qualification Fee is $1,990.00
Second Qualification Fee is $2,320.00

The Concession Fee for this course is $240.00. You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for a concession or exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake an Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment. The Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regards to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. A copy of the Instalment Plan Agreement and the Fee and Refund policy can be found on the TAFE NSW – Hunter & Central Coast website.

If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.


This course is also available as a Traineeship.

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • 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
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
  • CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCMHS003 - Provide recovery oriented mental health services
  • CHCMHS004 - Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
  • CHCMHS005 - Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCPRP001 - Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
Other Information

This course is delivered in a blended manner, with face to face classes 2 1/2 days per week supported by online material and communication.

Enquire Now
Newcastle Campus campus
Semester: Semester Various,
Study Options: Full Time, , weeks
How to Enrol: Thanks for visiting! We are currently taking enquiries for this course.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study full-time and part-time evening. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, with a mix of campus and online or in the workplace.

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

This course is also available as a Traineeship.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225.
Proposed Timetable:
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: The 2017 Smart and Skilled Schedule prices for this qualification are:

First Qualification Fee is $1,990.00
Second Qualification Fee is $2,320.00

The Concession Fee for this course is $240.00. You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for a concession or exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake an Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment. The Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regards to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. A copy of the Instalment Plan Agreement and the Fee and Refund policy can be found on the TAFE NSW – Hunter & Central Coast website.

If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.


This course is also available as a Traineeship.
Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • 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
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
  • CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCMHS003 - Provide recovery oriented mental health services
  • CHCMHS004 - Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
  • CHCMHS005 - Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCPRP001 - Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
Important Information: Other Information

This course is delivered in a blended manner, with face to face classes 2 1/2 days per week supported by online material and communication.

Disclaimer

Courses will run subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability is subject to review and change.