- Course Code
- Course Type
- Accredited Course
- Study mode
- On Campus
- Online (With on-campus workshops)
- 2 years
- Starting Date
- July 2019
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.
TimesThis course is online with study skills workshops at Bairnsdale, Sale, Traralgon and Warragul.
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs.
- 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.
- Police Check
- Working with Children Check
- Year 12 pass or mature age
- LLN test
Participants will need access to a computer and an Internet connection
VET Student LoansVET 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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Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
Assess co-existing needs
Provide first aid
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Collaborate in professional practice
Research and apply evidence to practice
Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs
Work effectively in trauma informed care
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
Work with diverse people
Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
Coordinate complex case requirements
Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
Establish and manage client relationships
Use communication to build relationships
Develop and implement service programs
Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management
Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues
Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
Provide systems advocacy services
Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
Written assignments, participation in forums, quizzes, case studies, research activities