This qualification is the entry level course for working in Alcohol and Other Drugs.
With this qualification, workers can provide services and interventions to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues and/or implement health promotion and community interventions.
This course is online, with facilitated moodle workshops plus on campus workshops 1 per fortnight at rotating campuses. Must be located within Gippsland (or outlying areas).
Work in undertaken in contexts such as community based organisations, withdrawal services, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services under the guidance of other practitioners and professionals, with limited responsibility and within established parameters.
This course is delivered with a combination of online and on campus workshops.
TimesWorkshops will be held on Monday's 9am-3pm rotating between campuses. Students do not have to attend each workshop. There will also be study sessions on Wednesday evenings that students may attend.
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs.
Detoxification Worker, Drug and Alcohol Community Support Worker, Family Support Worker, Mental Health Outreach Worker, Case Worker (Community Services), Support Worker (Community Services), Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker, Drug and Alcohol Worker
Opportunities for Further Study
Mandatory entry requirements
- Clear police check
- Over 18
Participants must have daily access to a computer with a broadband internet connection to participate in this online course. A broadband connection is required due to the large data transmissions needed to participate in the Elluminate (virtual classroom) and other course activities. You must also be comfortable using the internet and other applications such as Microsoft Word, Adobe and Email. Participants will need a headset (with microphone) to attend online classes.
To gain entry into this course applicants are required to:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Have well developed literacy skills
- Have well developed ICT skills
- Have ready access to broadband internet connection
Specialist Course Information
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Material and Equipment supplied by students
Students will need access to a computer and an internet connection.
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Provide first aid
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity
Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
Work with people with mental health issues
Work legally and ethically
Work with diverse people
Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
Use communication to build relationships
Provide brief interventions
Assess co-existing needs
Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues
Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
Each unit is assessed individually - Assessment methods typically include case studies, Q&A, group discussions, online conferencing (virtual classroom), assignments, problem solving, projects, research activities and presentations.