CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Qualification Overview

Skills Generation (RTO No. 41008) in conjunction with DaV’ange Training is offering CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs. This qualification covers the competencies allowing experienced staff to reflect advanced practice and greater team leadership roles. It allows staff to achieve recognition for specialist organisational roles and for pathways into management roles and cross-sector specialisations.


Course Units:

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

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental heal and alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCAOD002 Work with clients who are intoxicated

CHCAOD005 Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services

CHCAOD007 Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management

CHCAOD008 Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
Some of these units may be changed according to your particular circumstances. Please discuss with your assigned trainer.


Multi-modal Delivery Method

This program is self-paced and delivered in multiple modes. Choose the mode most suitable to your needs and experience;

Online: for student wishing to engage in an intuitive and dynamic online learning experience from anywhere they can connect

Workbook: for students who want to scribble, read, turn pages and pour over the detail

Face to face: we deliver the programs as traditional workshops for organizations and employers looking to grow staff knowledge and skill. We can contextualize to the agency’s needs and context, assist with change management and organizational messaging.

Rapid RPL ™: Our rapid RPL process is for experienced workers and volunteers who require accreditation for knowledge and experience they already have. Employers, don’t pay to teach you staff things you have already taught them? Have it recognized and move onto training the gap.

RPL Assessment

Assessment is undertaken throughout the training program. It is competency based and may require the completion of written questions, projects, a portfolio of evidence and workplace observation. You will not be required to do complex assignments or exams outside of the training. Detailed information will be provided to you about your assessment during induction and in workshop sessions.

Assessment will be conducted via a combination of the following methods:

  • Direct observation of your participation in the workshops
  • The provision of work samples demonstrating the ability to undertake work-based tasks to the required standard
  • 3rd party reports from supervisors
  • Interview-based assessment
  • Online training (if required)

Training Days

Unless otherwise specified, all training days will begin at 9:30 am and finish at 2:30 pm. The training units are covered in a (1) day RPL Interview session. This session will be face to face.

Attendance at scheduled training days is critical for your learning journey. If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled sessions, please advise DaV’ange as soon as possible so that alternate attendance can be organised. If you do not attend a session without notice, alternate learning arrangements can be made.

Training Program

We are proud of the superior quality of our training and the training team lead by former QUT Lecturer and former Senior Training and Development Officer from the Queensland Corrective Services Academy. We believe we have the most flexible programs available on the market due to our unique multimodal approach. Your trainer is able to respond to any training related questions or concerns you may have as you progress through the program.


Fees vary according to government funding, please refer to www.davange.com.au or www.skillsgeneration.com.au

The course fee will be charged by Skills Generation when you enrol. There are number of payment methods available. We do have a Time to Pay Payment Plan option for eligible students. Please contact info@davange.com.au if you would like to discuss your specific circumstances.


There are a limited number of places.

Expression of Interest

CHC43215 Cert IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs