• Course Code
  • CHC53215
  • Course Type
  • Accredited Course
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Online (With on-campus workshops)
  • Duration
  • 2 years
  • Starting Date
  • July 2019
  • Location
  • Online
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Course Overview

A Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs is a broad qualification that will help you make a difference in the lives of people dealing with alcohol and other drug issues. You will provide counselling, referral and promotion services to connect your clients to the resources that could best serve them.

Workers in this industry need specialist knowledge, especially in the potential legal implications for clients. Gain a deeper understanding of the services that are available and the health issues that come from stem from the abuse of drugs and alcohol. With this specialist diploma, you will become a confident and highly skilled support worker.

Times

This course is online with study skills workshops at Bairnsdale, Sale, Traralgon and Warragul.

Qualifications and Recognition

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

Career Opportunities

  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Community Rehabilitation Worker
  • Case Worker (Community Services)
  • Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker
  • Drug and Alcohol Community Support Worker
  • Outreach Officer (Alcohol and Other Drugs)
  • Youth Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker
  • Assistant Community Health Worker
  • Assistant Community Worker
  • Assistant Community Services Worker

Opportunities for Further Study

Bachelor of Community and Human Services or any other behavioural sciences undergraduate degree.

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Police Check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Interview
  • Year 12 pass or mature age
  • Interview
  • LLN test

Pre-requisites

Not Applicable

Online requirement

Participants will need access to a computer and an Internet connection

Fees

Course Cost

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans are available to assist eligible students studying higher level vocational education and training (VET) qualifications to pay their tuition fees. Higher level VET qualifications are at those at a Diploma level and above. VET Student loans are capped at a maximum for each approved course of study and the amount of the loan cannot be greater than your remaining FEE-HELP balance. If eligible for a student loan, you can access up to $10150 to help cover the tuition fees for this course. For more information about VET Student Loans and eligibility requirements, please click here.

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Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information

N/A

Placement

100 (voluntary)
Placement is arranged by: Institute

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

Unit Code

Unit Description

CHCCSL003

Facilitate the counselling relationship and process

CHCCCS004

Assess co-existing needs

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCPRP002

Collaborate in professional practice

CHCPOL003

Research and apply evidence to practice

CHCMHS009

Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs

CHCMHS007

Work effectively in trauma informed care

CHCMHS005

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

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCCSM005

Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management

CHCCSM004

Coordinate complex case requirements

CHCCSL001

Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

CHCCOM006

Establish and manage client relationships

CHCCOM002

Use communication to build relationships

CHCCCS007

Develop and implement service programs

CHCAOD009

Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

CHCAOD008

Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCAOD007

Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management

CHCAOD006

Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCAOD004

Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCAOD001

Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

CHCADV005

Provide systems advocacy services

CHCDFV001

Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

Assessment

Written assignments, participation in forums, quizzes, case studies, research activities

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