This course applies to workers providing services to clients in relation to alcohol and other drugs issues. It includes counselling, referral, advocacy and education/health promotion services. It requires high level specialist knowledge, skills and competencies especially in regard to laws affecting clients, the range of services available to them and health issues related to alcohol and drug use and misuse. Workers at this level are required to have an understanding of indigenous culture and history and to work with local communities in the provision of services.
Study Mode and Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Work or Certificate IV in Mental Health Work (non-clinical).
Applicants will be required to attend an Information Night and interview. Successful applicants will be required to obtain a police check.
Apply direct to Chisholm Institute.
Working with clients with alcohol and/or other drug issues
Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and drugs issues
Provide high quality case management
Implement health promotion and community intervention
Provide alcohol and/or other drug withdrawal services
Interviews to assess underpinning knowledge and competence
Evidence folios collated by students to prove competence
Written tests in class
Reports, essays and assignments
Resource folders developed by students
All the above will be linked to specific elements of competence to be assessed by a qualified workplace trainer and assessor (level 2)
Chisholm institute prepares practitioners for work in a demanding and highly fluid sector. The expectations and demands on workers is high, as is the required level of skill, knowledge and expertise. Our courses are highly regarded in the sector and we pride ourselves on preparing people who are able to operate effectively and efficiently in the workplace. The range of assessment strategies employed by our teaching and training staff reflect this commitment.
Students may gain employment or upgrade qualifications as an Alcohol and Drugs Worker, Youth Worker, Alcohol and Drugs Advisor.
Diploma of Case Management, Diploma of Welfare, Diploma of Community Work, Diploma of Youth Work