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Diploma of Alcohol & Other Drugs

CHC53215

If you've got a desire to work in the community services and health sector, you could consider embarking on a career assisting those with alcohol and other drug problems.

The Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs (CHC53215) will give you the skills and knowledge to explore roles such as case worker and support worker in this field.

You will be trained in all aspects of assisting clients deal with their issues including delivering prevention programs, building relationships with clients, supporting clients through the recovery process and providing services to those with complex needs.

This course combines theory with extensive practical experience with a 240 hour work placement component that will give you plenty of on the job training.

You can take advantage of the flexible learning options that this online course provides and tailor your studies to suit your needs.

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At a glance

Study mode

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Online

Provider

OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Career Opportunities
Recognition

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards

Prerequisites

No prerequisites for this course.
If you pay using VET FEE-HELP you need to provide a Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy test.

Location

Online

Work placement

240 hours in total

Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 21 hrs a week = finish in 1 year, 16 hrs a week = finish in 18 months). Complete within 18 months.
Study mode

Online


Online

Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.

Blended

Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.

In-class

Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Assessment
Assignments, online quizzes and workplace assignments
Start date

Enrol anytime.

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Provider
OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)

TAFE NSW - OTEN - Open Training and Education Network (RTO 90004) is the largest online TAFE provider in Australia.

You can study OTEN’s accredited online TAFE courses at your own pace, and start anytime.

OTEN’s flexible courses are developed in consultation with relevant industry groups – to ensure you build the skills that are valued by employers.

Many OTEN courses are VET FEE-HELP approved so you can study now and pay later.

TAFE NSW - Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004) trading as Open Training & Education Network

Payment options

Study now pay later – VET FEE-HELP

12-month interest free payment planTerms & conditions apply

Upfront payment

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Price
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What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Developing and delivering a range of relapse prevention strategies for people with AOD issues
  • Developing and implementing a behaviour response plan
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Providing services to people with complex needs
  • Supporting the recovery process

Work placement

This course includes a total of 240 hours of professional work placement at an approved agency in the field of alcohol and other drugs (or similar). You will need to arrange your own work placement.

The industry experience gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

Course structure

22 units

Cluster 1

  1. CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

  2. CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural diversity


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety.

Cluster 2

  1. CHCAOD001 - Work in an alcohol and other drugs context


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and work within the current context, philosophy and values of the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector.

  2. CHCAOD004 - Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and conduct assessments of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) clients to determine eligibility, service requirements and referral needs. This includes knowledge of factors affecting assessment for a range of different client groups including different genders, youth, older people, mandated and voluntary clients, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

  3. CHCCCS004 - Assess co-existing needs


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess the diverse and multi-faceted needs of people and determine both internal and external services required to meet those needs.

  4. CHCCOM006 - Establish and manage client relationships


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and manage professional one-to-one relationships with clients in the context of providing an ongoing health service or intervention.

Cluster 3

  1. HLTAID003 - Provide first aid


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

    Note: This unit must be completed in a face-to-face environment and students are required to arrange to undertake this unit with a local training organisation. Students are responsible for arranging and paying for completion of this unit. This unit can be completed at any time during the course, but must be completed along with all other units to receive the qualification of Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs (CHC53215). The cost of this unit is not included in the course price.

Cluster 4

  1. CHCMHS006 - Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carer


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with a person with mental illness and/or AOD issues to establish a basis for participation of family and carers in their individual recovery process and to facilitate ongoing participation in line with the person’s needs and wishes.

  2. CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility.

  3. CHCCCS003 - Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and manage immediate suicide risk and work with the individual to achieve safe outcomes. It includes the requirements for developing a clear safety plan for addressing any immediate danger to the person at risk or others, mobilising access to emergency medical help when needed and facilitating links with further support.

Cluster 5

  1. CHCAOD009 - Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to work collaboratively with clients to establish treatment goals, and to develop and evaluate individual treatment plans to meet those goals.

  2. CHCMHS005 - Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issue


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess capacity to support people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues and to work collaboratively to provide support and facilitate links to other services.

  3. CHCMHS007 - Work effectively in trauma informed care


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to practice and contribute to the continuous improvement of trauma informed care within a service.

Cluster 6

  1. CHCAOD006 - Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to confirm, conduct and monitor intervention strategies to address alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues.

  2. CHCAOD007 - Develop strategies for relapse prevention management and harm minimisation


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with clients to develop strategies for preventing and managing relapse, should it occur, as well as ways to deal effectively with potentially harmful behaviour.

  3. CHCAOD008 - Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with AOD issues


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, implement and monitor ongoing therapeutic interventions drawing on evidence informed models and techniques. It involves holistic consideration of all client needs, and collaboration with other services.

  4. CHCAOD005 - Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide support and assistance to people going through the process of withdrawing from alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, including combinations of these.

Cluster 7

  1. CHCADV005 - Provide systems advocacy services


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to advocate and ensure that government, community and organisational systems broadly support and uphold human rights.

  2. CHCEDU001 - Provide community focussed promotion and prevention strategies


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to deliver a range of promotion and prevention strategies to the community.

Cluster 8

  1. CHCPRP002 - Collaborate in professional practice


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to establish, implement and evaluate collaborative practice.

  2. CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development.

  3. CHCPOL003 - Research and apply evidence to practice


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish the information need, gather information and critically analyse the information for relevance to own work.

Support and delivery

When you study online with OTEN, you can:

  • Study from anywhere, when it suits you best.
  • Graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
  • Get comprehensive support from teachers via phone and email.
  • Access course materials online.
  • Interact with teachers and fellow students via platforms like virtual classrooms, forums and video calls.

OTEN's online courses can also be referred to as distance education. Some hard-copy course materials and assessments may be accessed or submitted via post.

Payment options

There are 3 ways you can pay for this course:

1. Study now pay later – VET FEE-HELP

If you are eligible, you can pay for this course through the Australian Government’s VET FEE-HELP loan scheme.

This means you don’t need to pay upfront for the course if you:

2. 12-month interest free payment plan

Pay for your course over time by making weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

This flexible payment plan requires no deposit, and you pay no interest for the first 12 months.

3. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

To understand more about payment options or find out if you’re eligible for a funding entitlement, contact a SEEK Learning Consultant.

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