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This qualification is the entry level course for working in the Alcohol and Other Drugs sector.
With this qualification, workers can provide services and interventions to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues and/or implement health promotion and community interventions. Some of the employment opportunities include;
- Outreach worker
- Case worker
- Support worker
- Rehabilitation worker
This course is online, with facilitated moodle workshops/tutorials. Applicants must be located within Gippsland (or outlying areas) as you may be required to attend campus.
To complete this qualification you will be required to undertake the following unit of competency HLTAID003 Provide First Aid. This unit is not available online, however TAFE Gippsland does offer the unit on campus. You will be asked to supply a copy of your transcript if you have already successfully completed this unit previously.
Work is 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.
TimesTimes and days of online tutorials may vary depending on student availability.
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs.
Detoxification Worker, Drug and Alcohol Community Support Worker, Family Support Worker, Mental Health Outreach Worker, Case Worker (Community Services), Support Worker (Community Services), Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker, Drug and Alcohol Worker
Opportunities for Further Study
Mandatory entry requirements
- Applicants must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test as well as a Pre-Training Review to determine whether they are suitable for this course. Applicants then must undertake an interview and also meet the below requirements:
- Year 11 pass or mature age
- Clear Police and Working with Children Check
- You must have access to suitable technology and have high computer literacy.
Recommended entry requirements
- Suitable internet connectivity
- Suitable technology e.g computer, video capabilities
Limitations to entry
- Disclosable outcomes on a police check.
Participants must have daily access to a computer with a broadband internet connection to participate in this online course. A broadband connection is required due to the large data transmissions needed to participate in the Elluminate (virtual classroom) and other course activities. You must also be comfortable using the internet and other applications such as Microsoft Word, Adobe and Email. Participants will need a headset (with microphone) to attend online classes.
Specialist Course Information
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.
Recognition of Prior LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
|CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing|
|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|
|CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide|
|CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs|
|CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions|
|CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships|
|CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence|
|CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people|
|CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically|
|CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues|
|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|
Each unit is assessed individually - Assessment methods typically include case studies, Q&A, group discussions, online conferencing (virtual classroom), assignments, problem solving, projects, research activities and presentations.