Addiction, Mental Health and Counselling Courses

CHC53215

Diploma of Alcohol and other drugs

$4,995

Who is this course for?

The CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs would suit those want to help others in your community improve their lives and enjoy a rewarding career, consider studying the CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs. The Australian Government is putting more resources into this area and the number of professionals required to work in this field is expected to increase three-fold over the next decade.

This qualification ensures you have the necessary skills and knowledge to help those who are addicted to alcohol and drugs. The course covers aspects of Alcohol and Other Drugs intervention and strategies, referral, education and health promotion programs, supporting clients through the recovery process, and managing client relationships. Careers include roles as an Alcohol and Drugs Case Worker, Community Support Worker, Outreach Worker or Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker.

What will you learn?

You will learn how to provide services to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues. This includes; counselling, referral and promotion services.

Additionally, this course will teach you to communicate well with individuals addicted to drugs and alcohol and to assess their needs and develop programs to help them. You will cover aspects of alcohol and drug intervention and strategies, referral, education and health promotion programs, supporting clients through the recovery process, and managing client relationships.

Possible career opportunities

  • Case Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Drug and Alcohol Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Counsellor

Upcoming Programs

Name Course Start Date Course End Date Cost
Workshop 1 - for Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs course 31 January 2022 - 04 June 2023 31/01/2022 04/06/2023 $4,995.00

Why study this course?

If you want to help others in your community improve their lives and enjoy a rewarding career, you should consider studying the Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs. Alcohol and drugs dependency is a significant social problem and counsellors are in high demand. This qualification will give you the skills and knowledge so you can help others to break the dependency cycle. With fully self-funded options available, this is your opportunity to get on the right track to a rewarding career and brighter future!

The Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs is a nationally recognised qualification that will help you to communicate well with individuals and are able to assess their needs and develop programs to help those who are addicted to alcohol and drugs. Through completing this course, you will cover aspects of alcohol and other drugs intervention, strategies, referral, education and health promotion programs, supporting clients through the recovery process, and managing client relationships. This is a challenging and rewarding line of work for those who have a passion for helping others. Careers include working as a Counsellor, Service Coordinator, or Support Worker.

Student entry requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have completed their education to a level which is equivalent to an Australian Senior High School Year 12 or has completed an AQF Certificate IV level qualification.
  • Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks related to recording workplace documents including reading and writing detailed reports, case notes, reports and other documents, interpreting workplace policy and procedure and reporting hazards. Learners are required to pass an online LLN assessment test at or above level 3 in reading, writing and numeracy.
  • Be capable of completing 120 hours of work placement in a suitable health facility.
  • Have sound computer skills to navigate simple software to complete the online component of this course and must be able to use intermediate level Word features in order produce and present word-processed documents/ reports.
  • Have access to a laptop and internet to complete this online course.
  • Hold the required criminal and working with children checks (if applicable) or be able to apply for a police check if required prior to the commencement of work placement if required.
  • These entry requirements

How will you learn?

The Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs is a nationally recognised qualification. Your learning resources are available online, and you will have workshop training sessions (skype, telephone or face to face workshops) once a month with your trainer. You will have the support of a trainer/assessor throughout your studies. Learning is over a twelve-month period.

Enquire about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) options if you are in the industry.

Complimentary Services and Career Guidance

Students studying this course will gain career guidance from Hader Institute of Education and the Hader Clinic to help you prepare for your career.

 

How much does this course cost?

Study from as little as $50, interest free, per week.

The cost of this course is $4,995.00

  •  For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.

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Course Units

To successfully achieve the CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs  you must complete a total of 22 units including 16 core units and six elective units.

Core Units

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 drug 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 (need to have completed unit previously, and provide valid First Aid Certificate from another provider)

Elective Units

CHCAOD005 Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services
CHCGRP003 Plan, facilitate and review psycho-educational groups
CHCMHS002 Establish self-directed recovery relationships
CHCMHS009 Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs
CHCMHS011 Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

What career could I have?

The Australian Government has pledged to fund more programs to help those who have alcohol and drug related issues and over the next ten years this will lead to an increase in support staff and counsellors in this area. Around 50,000 people are employed in this sector and this is expected to grow significantly over the next few years.

Possible careers include:

  • Social Worker
  • Alcohol and Drugs Advisor
  • Support Worker
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Welfare Coordinator
  • Dual Diagnosis Practitioner
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Worker
  • Refugee Liaison Officer
  • Mental Health Worker
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