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CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

Help break the addiction cycle.

Start Date

Rolling Enrolment

Duration

12 months

Delivery Method

Online

Units

22

Quick Info

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Next Start Date

Rolling Enrolment

Course Duration

12 months

Delivery Method

Online

Practical Assessments

Practical Assessments Required

Pre-Requisites

N/A

An estimated 1 in 20 Australians suffer from alcohol and/or drug addiction. Drug and alcohol addiction not only puts pressure on the individual’s life, but also effects loved-ones, family members, and local communities.

Have you ever wanted to use your life experiences to help people close to you make better lifestyle choices? Perhaps you’re already working in an AOD support environment and you want to develop your skills and knowledge.

Follow a rewarding career path that helps vulnerable people dramatically turn their lives around. Gain practical skills and experience to help people suffering from substance abuse by taking up the CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs.

Why TrainSmart?

  • Top Quality Trainer Support
  • Affordable Payment Options
  • Government Subsidies Available

Course Overview

Study the Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

The CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs can equip you with knowledge and practical skills to help people break-away from their drug and alcohol dependency.

In this CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs course you will learn skills in supporting drug dependant people including rehabilitation, promoting health and wellbeing and techniques and methods in helping people suffering from long-term addictions. You will also learn skills to effectively communicate with clients, assess their needs and learn to develop programs that will encourage people to make better life choices.

Is the Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs for you?

Do you have what it takes to be an Alcohol and Drugs Support Worker?

  1. You’re open minded, non-judgemental
  2. You see people beyond their face value
  3. You want to relate and hear people’s story’s
  4. You enjoy building good working relationships
  5. You want to see people reaching milestones towards making better and healthier lifestyle choices
  6. You want to share advice, gained from your lived experiences with Drugs and Alcohol Abuse.

What will you learn in the Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs?

Core Alcohol and Drugs Support Skillsets You’ll Gain:

  • Empathy – ability to identify and understand client’s issues
  • Communication and listening skills
  • Problem solving skills to understand client’s dependencies and provide practical and actionable steps towards recovery
  • Service orientation – always seeking to ‘serve’ others

How will you study the Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs?

Studying the Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) online will give you access to our team of Health and Community Services Trainers. Our trainers will give you 1 to 1 support throughout the duration of this Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs course to help you understand the course content, give valuable feedback on your theoretical and practical assessments and help you towards realising and achieving your career pathway goals.

All our Allied Health trainers are highly experienced and offer students specialist knowledge and insight from their respective fields.

How will I Study The Diploma of AOD Online?

To study this Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs course online, we will give you access to our online learning management system, Moodle, to access all your course material and assessments. In Moodle, you will be able to have multiple attempts to submit your assessments and receive trainer feedback.

We offer a short induction course to help you get started in Moodle to access your Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs course material and give you helpful pointers in submitting assessments. Our friendly IT support team and trainers will also be able to assist you, should any technical issues arise.

How long is the Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs?

Learning is online over a 12 month period.

entry Requirements

TrainSmart Australia will assess a student’s ‘academic suitability’ to ensure the student has the best chance of success. This is determined by either:

  • The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of an Australian year 12 certificate; or,
  • The student providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of a Certificate IV qualification (or above) that can be verified or,
  • The student completing the Core Skills Profile for Adults online assessment passing at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy.

Please note, we are unable to enrol international students at this time. 

Purpose Counselling Studio

TrainSmart Australia students also have access to our Purpose Counselling Studio, which is a state-of-the-art counselling clinic located at 256 Adelaide Terrace, Perth.

The studio provides our students with a safe environment to demonstrate practical counselling skills within a simulated environment. Our studio is also equipped with videoconferencing equipment to support E-counselling sessions for trainee counsellors.

Modules

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This qualification is made up of the following units of competency. All units of competency must be completed in order to successfully attain the CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs.

The CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs is broken up into the following Modules.

  • Module 1: Alcohol and Other Drugs Essentials Part 1
  • Module 2: Alcohol and Other Drugs Essentials Part 2
  • Module 3: Alcohol and Other Drugs Essentials Part 3

Module 1: Alcohol and Other Drugs Essentials Part 1

Manage personal stressors in the work environment

HLTWHS006

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain health and wellbeing by preventing and managing personal stress. This unit applies to work in a range of health and community services settings, in particular work roles that operate in high stress situations and circumstances.

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCPRP003

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.

Recognise and respond to crisis situations

CHCCCS019

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise situations where people may be in imminent crisis, and then to work collaboratively to minimise any safety concerns and make plans to access required support services. This unit applies to any community services worker involved in crisis intervention. Management of the crisis may involve face-to-face, telephone or remote contact with persons involved.

Assess co-existing needs

CHCCCS004

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. This unit applies in a range of community service contexts.

Work with diverse people

CHCDIV001

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.

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCDIV002

The 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. This unit applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts.

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

CHCMHS005

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. This unit applies to work with people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) assessments in a range of community services work contexts.

Module 2: Alcohol and Other Drugs Essentials Part 2

Work in alcohol and other drugs context

CHCAOD001

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. This unit applies to workers who come into contact with clients affected by alcohol and other drugs.

Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

CHCCSL001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a structured approach to counselling to determine, establish and confirm the nature of the counsellor client relationship according to the agency’s counselling model. This unit applies to individuals whose job role involves working with clients on personal and psychological issues within established policies, procedures and guidelines.

Facilitate the counselling relationship and process

CHCCSL003

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to support clients to identify and work though concerns, and to manage the overall counselling process to its conclusion. This unit applies to individuals whose job role involves working with clients on personal and psychological issues within established policies, procedures and guidelines.

Support counselling clients in decision making processes

CHCCSL007

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist clients to clarify their goals, explore options and develop a course of action. This unit applies to individuals whose job role involves working with clients on personal and psychological issues, within established policies, procedures and guidelines.

Research and apply evidence to practice

CHCPOL003

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. This unit applies to health and community service workers who need to research existing information to support and improve their work practice. It does not cover primary research.

Provide systems advocacy services

CHCADV005

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to advocate and ensure that government, community and organisational systems broadly support and uphold human rights. This unit applies to workers in a health, community services or advocacy settings who undertake a leadership role in influencing social and system changes. Workers at this level will also advocate for change and continuous improvement at the organisational level to improve client outcomes and service quality.

Work effectively in trauma informed care

CHCMHS007

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to practice and contribute to the continuous improvement of trauma informed care within a service. This unit applies to individuals working in the community services and health sectors where services are informed by the knowledge and understanding of central trauma, particularly the impact of interpersonal violence.

Module 3: Alcohol and Other Drugs Essentials Part 3

Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCAOD004

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. This unit applies to people involved in the assessment of clients with AOD issues using established organisation or jurisdictional AOD assessment tools.

Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues

CHCAOD006

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to confirm, conduct and monitor intervention strategies to address alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues. This unit applies to workers who provide support to people with AOD issues within the scope of an established individual treatment plan. Interventions would be ongoing and be conducted under the guidance of a supervisor.

Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management

CHCAOD007

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. This unit applies to workers who develop strategies with, and for, clients with alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues within established organisation guidelines.

Collaborate in professional practice

CHCPRP002

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, implement and evaluate collaborative practice. This unit applies to health and community service practitioners who may collaborate on the delivery of services to individual clients, groups of clients, communities or sub-populations. They may work individually with shared clients, together with individual clients or work on projects or programs that address the needs of groups or sub-populations. Work is self-directed.

Establish and manage client relationships

CHCCOM006

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to establish and manage professional one-to-one relationships with clients in the context of providing an ongoing health service or intervention. This unit applies to community services or health workers who have defined responsibilities to work independently with clients within broad but established guidelines.

Provide first aid **

HLTAID003

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.
** Please note. This Unit: ‘HLTAID003 Provide first aid’ is trained and assessed externally. Learners are expected to arrange and complete this unit themselves at their own cost with another RTO or Training Organisation eg St John Ambulance, and then apply for Mutual Recognition with TSA.

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

CHCAOD008

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. This unit applies to individuals who work with significant autonomy in the provision of interventions and support to clients with alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues. While work is carried out in the context of an existing treatment plan, the worker may also design and adapt specific strategies.

Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

CHCAOD009

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with clients to establish treatment goals, and to develop and evaluate individual treatment plans to meet those goals. This unit applies to workers who develop treatment plans with, and for, clients with alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues on the basis of an existing assessment and within established organisation guidelines. Depending on the context, development of the plan may be autonomous or collaborative. Workers may or may not be the person conducting the assessment.

Job Outcomes

Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs Career Opportunities

The CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs qualification can lead to a number of career opportunities with job titles such as;

  • Drugs and Alcohol Counsellor
  • Service Coordinator
  • Youth Liaison Officer
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Case Manager
  • Support Worker

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All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research. Based on national surveys.

Payment Options

Standard Rate

$15,750

The maximum tuition fee for this course is $15,750. Your fee payment options are:

  • Upfront payment
  • VET Student Loans – Australian government income contingent loan which allows you to study now and pay later.

Find out what your repayments may be by using our VET Student Loans Repayments Calculator

*VET Student Loans are subject to students meeting eligibility requirements. VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth.

Find out what your repayments may be using our Payment Plan Repayment Calculator

  • Study Loans – Flexible loan with payment options for up to 48 months.
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Units of competency
CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

This qualification is made up of the following units of competency. All units of competency must be completed in order to successfully attain the CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs.

The CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs is broken up into the following Modules;

Module 1: Alcohol and Other Drugs Essentials Part 1

HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations

CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

Module 2: Alcohol and Other Drugs Essentials Part 2

CHCAOD001 Work in alcohol and other drugs context

CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship

CHCCSL003 Facilitate the counselling relationship and process

CHCCSL007 Support counselling clients in decision making processes

CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

CHCADV005 Provide systems advocacy services

CHCMHS007 Work effectively in trauma informed care

Module 3: Alcohol and Other Drugs Essentials Part 3

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

CHCPRP002 Collaborate in professional practice

CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships

HLTAID003 Provide first aid **

CHCAOD008 Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drug issues

If you are interested in this course, please call us on 1300 855 517!

* Please note, course Units of Competency are subject to change. These units are valid only on the date of printing.

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