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  • Course Code
  • CHC43215
  • Course Type
  • Accredited Course; Free TAFE
  • Study mode
  • Online
  • Duration
  • 18 months
  • Starting Date
  • February 2020
  • Location
  • Online
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Course Overview

This qualification is the entry level course for working in Alcohol and Other Drugs.

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.

This course is online, with facilitated moodle workshops plus on campus workshops 1 per fortnight at rotating campuses. Must be located within Gippsland (or outlying areas).

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.

Times

Times and days of online tutorials may vary depending on student availability.

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs.

Career Opportunities

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

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

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.

Pre-requisites

Not Applicable

Online requirement

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.

Fees

Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information

N/A

Placement

Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support 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 Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course Units
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

Assessment

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.

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