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CHC53215

Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

Take the next step in your community services or health career with this advanced qualification that will qualify you to specialise in alcohol and drug services.

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TIME 18 months / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Sunshine Coast
WAYS TO STUDY Online
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$9,810
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Course overview

This course is suited for those looking to work in the specialised field of drug and alcohol services. You will develop the skills required to provide support and interventions to people with alcohol and drug issues, learn how to respond appropriately to issues of domestic violence and intoxication, and assess and promote social, physical, emotional and mental health and wellbeing. You will also learn to advocate on behalf of people with complex coexisting mental health, drug, and alcohol issues. Our highly-experienced team of teachers, all industry connected, will provide you with the support to succeed in this industry sector.

What can I do?

  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker
  • Drug and Alcohol Support Worker
  • Assistant Community Services Worker

Course outcome:

CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

Recognition of experience

Your years of industry experience count for something. With our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) we can help you fill in your gaps in knowledge to gain or upgrade your qualifications faster.

Supportive teaching staff

Our passionate teaching team have years of industry experience and are committed to seeing you succeed in your studies. You will be taught by people who know what employers are looking for and where the sector is headed.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 16 core units and 6 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCADV005
    Provide systems advocacy services
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCADV005
    Unit description :

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

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide systems advocacy services

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCAOD001
    Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCAOD001
    Unit description :

    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.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCAOD004
    Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCAOD004
    Unit description :

    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.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCAOD006
    Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCAOD006
    Unit description :

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

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCAOD007
    Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCAOD007
    Unit description :

    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.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCAOD008
    Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCAOD008
    Unit description :

    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.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCAOD009
    Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCAOD009
    Unit description :

    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.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCCS004
    Assess co-existing needs
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCCS004
    Unit description :

    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.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Assess co-existing needs

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCOM006
    Establish and manage client relationships
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCOM006
    Unit description :

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

  • UNIT NAME
  • Establish and manage client relationships

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIV001
    Unit description :

    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.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work with diverse people

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCMHS005
    Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCMHS005
    Unit description :

    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.

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

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCMHS007
    Work effectively in trauma informed care
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCMHS007
    Unit description :

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

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively in trauma informed care

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCPOL003
    Research and apply evidence to practice
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPOL003
    Unit description :

    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.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Research and apply evidence to practice

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCPRP002
    Collaborate in professional practice
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPRP002
    Unit description :

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

  • UNIT NAME
  • Collaborate in professional practice

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCPRP003
    Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPRP003
    Unit description :

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

  • UNIT NAME
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAID011
    Provide First Aid
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAID011
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies. The unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide First Aid

Ways to study
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11 Jul 2022
18 months
Full time
  • Full fee: $9,810

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Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs (CHC53215)

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Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

COURSE CODE: CHC53215
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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VET Student Loan - $16,221 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

A sound achievement in Year 12 is desirable. Mature age applicants are welcome. It is recommended that you have support from a Mentor in the sector.

Course Entry Requirements: Due to the sensitive and complex nature of the course content (AOD addiction, mental health, crisis and trauma informed) it is highly recommended that students that are aged 17 or older by course commencement date.

Students need to be prepared to actively participate in role plays, online meetings and meet other requirements outlined in the assessment tasks.

 

Resources Required

This course is delivered online.

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course however access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Placement

There is no Placement required in this course. 

Need to know

First Aid: HLTAID003 is required to complete this qualification but is not delivered as part of this program. Students will need to complete this with an external provider and provide proof of completion for credit transfer. Only HLTAID003 will be accepted for this process.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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