Code:
CHC53215
Course Type:
Accredited Course
Study Mode:
Online
Duration:
2 years
Starting Date:
2022
Location:
Online
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Course Overview

If you already work in the alcohol and drugs sector or a related field and are looking to further your skills and knowledge, a Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) is the ideal course for you.

This course teaches you to provide services to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues including counselling, referral and promotion services.

You’ll learn high level specialist knowledge, skills and competencies especially in regard to laws affecting clients, the range of services available to them and health issues related to AOD use and misuse.

The best part about this course is the flexibility; taught online over two-years, your class times and online tutorials depend on your availability – meaning you can fit study around your everyday life and commitments. How good!

At the end of this course, there are a huge number of career options available to you, meaning you can put your new skills into action, earning a living and gaining real-world experience. Some of these are:

  • 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

You might even want to take your career further by studying a Bachelor of Community and Human Services or any other behavioural sciences undergraduate degree. We will be here to walk you through all your options if that’s the path you choose, because we know making decisions about your future take time and thought.

There has never been a better time to upskill in your career, and the rapidly changing nature of the drugs and alcohol sector mean your skills and knowledge are always in high demand.

Help give yourself the best future employment opportunities, and make yourself an asset to your workplace with a Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD).

Times

Times of online tutorials will vary depending on students availability.

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

Course and 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

Recommended entry requirements

  • Clear Police and Working with Children Check
  • Suitable internet connectivity
  • Suitable technology e.g computer, video capabilities
  • Capable to advanced computer skills

Pre-requisites

Not Applicable

Online requirement

Students must have access to a computer and have a reasonable level of computer skills to undertake this course.

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 $15,793 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

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
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCADV005 Provide systems advocacy services
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
CHCAOD007 Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management
CHCAOD008 Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCAOD009 Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care
CHCMHS009 Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
CHCPRP002 Collaborate in professional practice
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs

Assessment

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