CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

This course could help you plan a career in a community services role that specialises in helping people deal with their drug and alcohol issues.

This certificate will focus on the two main areas of demand in the alcohol and other drugs sector: outreach work and community work.


Addiction isn’t a choice, and people suffering from it need help to recover. The disease is caused by a variety of factors and leads to long-term negative consequences that could be deadly. Effective treatment for drug addiction and behavioural addictions exists to help addicts recover.

Adult Guardianship

Adult Guardianship gives someone the legal responsibility to make decisions for someone else, over the age of 18, who is unable to make reasonable judgements or decisions about their daily living because of an intellectual disability.

Aged and Disability

The Aged and Disability Program works in partnership to enhance opportunities for people with disabilities, children with developmental concerns, people who are ageing and their families and carers, to contribute to and participate in the community.

ACLS Training Center:  Effects of Illegal Drugs on the Heart

Illegal drug abuse and addiction are very serious problems that can affect people of all ages, ranging from adults to infants born of mothers who regularly used drugs. Illegal drugs are drugs that are sold, often for recreational purposes, even though they are not legally approved. These drugs are typically dangerous, with many of them causing health problems, including problems with the heart.

Clinic 34

specialised sexual health services for the assessment and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and blood borne viruses (BBV), including HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C.


We are a one-stop-shop where you can come and talk to professionals who are specially trained to help young people, aged 12-25, deal with all the health problems you may have…even those really private ones.

Life Without Barriers

Supporting young people and their family to break the offending cycle and become valued in their community.

Mt Theo Youth Development

The Outstation focuses on young Warlpiri people suffering from the effects of a wide range of personal problems.

NT Sexual Assault Referral Centre

we provide a counselling service to both adults and children who may have experienced (recently or many years ago) any form of sexual assault. Sexual assault can range from verbal harassment, unwanted touching or exhibitionism, to a violent attack.

ASYASS Alice Springs Youth Accommodation and Support Services Inc

ASYASS seeks to ensure that young people have equal opportunity and are supported to obtain safe, secure, affordable and accessible housing.

Anglicare NT

Anglicare NT mission is to work in partnership with the community, families and individuals to promote the enrichment of relationships, fullness of life and social justice for all.

Alice Springs Womens Shelter (ASWS)

provides a range of services for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence.

Akangkentye Hostel

This Hostel provides short-term accommodation in Alice Springs for Indigenous people who are starting employment, awaiting housing or in town for other reasons.

Ayiparinya Hostel

This Hostel provides short-term accommodation in Alice Springs for Indigenous people who are starting employment, awaiting housing or in town for other reasons.

Alyerre Hostel (AHL)

This hostel provides accommodation for those who need to access Alice Spring’s renal treatment facilities. The hostel also provides short-term accommodation for those who come to Brisbane for other medical reasons.

Apmere Mwerre Visitor Park (AHL)

This Hostel provides short-term accommodation in Alice Springs for Indigenous people who are starting employment, awaiting housing or in town for other reasons.

Topsy Smith Hostel (AHL)

This hostel provides accommodation specifically for those who need to access Alice Spring’s renal treatment facilities.

Red Shield Men’s Hostel – Alice Springs

The Salvation Army – a growing, loving community of people dynamically living God’s mission in a broken world.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Services Central Australia (ADSCA)

The service offers specialised assessment, treatment and referral of people using or affected by the range of alcohol and other drugs.

Central Australian Aboriginal Alcohol Programs Unit (CAAAPU)

CAAAPU aims to provide a place of healing; enabling clients to live a healthy and sober life and fulfill their potential

Drug and Alcohol Services Association (DASA)

DASA is a community based treatment organisation that provides services for people using or affected the range of alcohol or other drugs. Services include detoxification and counselling.

National Cannabis Helpline

The Helpline is a confidential information and support line for cannabis users and friends and family who are concerned about cannabis use by those close to them.

Central Australian Congress

Congress provides comprehensive primary health care services encompassing disease prevention, illness treatment, disease management and health promotion.

Congress Alukura

We provide sexual health education to young women aged 12 to 20 through group sessions in schools, youth organisations, town camps, remote communities and at Alukura.

Ingkintja Male Health

This program currently looks after male sexual health, health education and conducts health checks for males.

Social & Emotional Wellbeing Branch

provides culturally appropriate counselling and support for Aboriginal people and their families.

Safe and Sober Support Service
The service provides help for Aboriginal people and their families in the Northern Territory with alcohol and other drug addiction problems, and offers a flexible outreach and centre-based support program.

Holyoake Alice Springs

Holyoake provides therapeutic group based education and treatment programs for adults and children that are directly or indirectly affected alcohol and other drugs use.

Relationships Australia NT

provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities

Department of Children and Families

Here you can find information, resources and links to services to help you better understand and care for your children

Youth NT

The office supports initiatives that improve young Territorians’ personal wellbeing, promotes their positive achievements and assists them to reach their goals. In addition, the office supports events and activities that provide positive recreational and developmental opportunities for young Territorians

Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission

Provides access to the law and legal assistance to people who are unable to afford the services of a private lawyer

Central Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Unit

We are a justice, advisory and referral centre for Indigenous victims of family violence located in Alice Springs

Central Australian Womens Legal Service Inc. (CAWLS)
Women’s Legal Services between them have vast experience nationwide in advising and assisting women in relation to the law and the legal system.

NPYWC Domestic Violence Service

The aim of our service is to provide a service for women from our member communities who suffer from domestic violence.


Creating space for change

Larapinta Valley Learning Centre

The centre aims to improve the social, health, environ- mental and economic well being of the community in a way that strengthens and respects culture.

Reclink Australia

runs a host of programs such as our AFL Football League, cricket, lawn bowls, 10 pins bowling and guitar.

Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service Inc.

Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid envisions justice, dignity and equal rights and treatment before the law, for Aboriginal people in Central Australia.

Alice Outcomes

Alice Outcomes is an alternative education program offering opportunities for young people who have become disengaged from mainstream schooling the opportunity to undertake accredited education in a supportive environment that maximises their chances of achieving success.

Centralian Middle School

services for the youth of Alice Springs and an alternative education program for students with extreme behaviour issues.

Charles Darwin University Alice Springs

a major educational hub catering for students in the town and in Central Australia’s remote communities.

Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT)

works to secure sustainable livelihoods for communities of Indigenous people through appropriate technology.

Central Australian Youth Link Up Service (CAYLUS)

support community initiatives that improve quality of life and address substance misuse affecting young people.

Alice Springs Youth Centre

promoting a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages. The classes and activities we offer can keep people fighting fit in an enjoyable atmosphere.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

an innovative Internet resource that aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible.

Northern Territory Youth Affairs Network (NTYAN)

provides a mechanism for youth service providers to participate in network activities and share information about youth affairs


To provide a supportive environment for disadvantaged young people to evolve into strong, caring and purposeful individuals

Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy Inc. (AABAT)

the peak body for practitioners who have a professional interest in supporting, developing and promoting the field of Bush Adventure Therapy.

Central Australian Aboriginal Alcohol Programs (CAAAPU)

the main alcohol rehabilitation provider in Central Australia, where alcohol is recognised as a major contributor of harm for Aboriginal people.

Drug Dangers

Drug Dangers was developed to educate the public and lend a hand to people who have been affected by defective drugs and medical devices. Our goal at Drug Dangers is to keep the public educated and informed of all defective medical devices and dangerous medications that are currently available on the market.


TAFE NSW offers courses to up-skill you in the workforce. The course area Aboriginal Education offers students qualifications in Aboriginal Cultures and Languages, and courses for Aboriginal People to provide the practical skills needed for employment.

Aboriginal Education Courses | Community Services Courses | Digital Courses

The Fred Hollows Foundation

We see a world in which no person is needlessly blind and Indigenous Australians exercise their right to good health.

Indigenous Australia | Indigenous Health Infographic