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  • CHC53215

Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Worker
  • Drug and Alcohol Support Worker
  • Assistant Community Services Worker
COURSE OUTCOME

CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

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Course overview

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.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 16 core units and 6 elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake 100 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
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
CHCCCS004
Assess co-existing needs
CHCCOM006
Establish and manage client relationships
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
CHCPOL003
Research and apply evidence to practice
CHCPRP002
Collaborate in professional practice
CHCPRP003
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CHCCCS003
Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCDIV002
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCEDU001
Provide community focused health promotion and prevention strategies
CHCMHS009
Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs
CHCMHS013
Implement trauma informed care
HLTWHS006
Manage personal stressors in the work environment

Note: For some courses, not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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

Payment options

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.

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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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Money IconVet Student Loan - $16,077 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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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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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.

 

Placement

There is no Placement required in this course. 

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.

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.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Federation University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland