Alcohol and Other Drugs Skill Set
Are you interested in a career in community services? This course will set you up to work with individuals facing alcohol and other drug issues.
Are you currently working in the industry and hold a Certificate III or higher in community services, health or related field and want to complement your existing skills and knowledge?
This new course in alcohol and other drugs provides accredited training designed for people who want to provide services to clients with alcohol and other drug issues.
We have scheduled classes so that you can attend on weekends (6 Saturdays and 2 Sundays) and participate in some online activities during the week. These activities can be completed after hours.
This six week course comprises four units that make up an accredited skill set. Training includes a significant practical component where you will learn and practice the skills required to work successfully in this area.
You’ll learn how to:
- work in an alcohol and other drugs context
- assess the needs of clients with alcohol and other drug issues
- provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issues
- develop and review individual alcohol and other drug treatment plans
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Our teachers have extensive experience working in the drug and alcohol sector. All teachers have tertiary level qualifications in community services or a related area such as psychology or social work.
To receive a statement of attainment for the alcohol and other drugs skill set, the following 4 units must be completed:
- 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
- CHCAOD009 Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
This course is suitable for those who have one of the following:
- a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in community services, health or related field
- skills equivalent to the qualification assessed through a recognition of prior learning process
- substantial industry experience, on the job training and development along with supervisor assessment of capacity
All of the learning materials will be provided to you once you have enrolled. There is no need for you to buy anything in addition to this.
These units provide credit towards a range of qualifications in the community services training package. Successful completion will enable you to apply for the following pathway options:
- Certificate IV in Youth Work
- Certificate IV in Mental Health
- Certificate IV in Community Sertvies
- Diploma of Community Services
- Diploma of Youth Work
After successful completion, you can be employed as a drug and alcohol support worker in the community services sector.
The Victorian Alcohol and Drugs Association (VAADA recommend this course).