Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs




Continue your journey in the community service industry with the CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs. Offered by Study In Pty Ltd, this nationally recognised qualification facilitates health personnel with high-level specialist knowledge to deliver counseling services in the area of alcohol and other drugs.

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Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs


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This qualification is designed to continue your journey in the community service industry with the Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs. A nationally recognised qualification, this diploma course offers overall health personnel with high-level specialist knowledge to deliver counselling and recommendation services to clientele with alcohol and also other drugs issues. You can achieve this qualification with the help of Study In Pty Ltd for an excellent experience.

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STUDY IN can help you to find the right institution based on your requirements. We can help you to prepare your application for Enrolment – Admission – Credit Transfer – RPL – Upskills/Upgrade Book an online appointment to discuss further.

Why study the CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs?

The CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs is focused on the real world and relevant contexts that make the student highly skilled and be ready by meeting industry benchmark. Going through the program will give the required skills you can use immediately and encourages you to think diversely. This CHC53215 has become developed by industry specialists and endorsed by sector bodies and can be sure you have the practical knowledge to ‘hit the ground running’ in modest, medium or big organisations across the industry. Experience alone is no longer efficient; potential employers are looking for evidence of professional proficiency via a current formal qualification.
Are you looking to broaden your career in the Alcohol and Other Drugs Sector? The Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs will give you the abilities and knowledge to provide counselling, referral and promotion services to clients.
You should give a scope of proof to help your assessor to settle on a choice about your capability if you applying for RPL. The sorts of proof you might be approached to give can include: Proof of abroad capabilities.
  •  Transcripts or evaluations from related past capabilities.
  • Apprenticeship papers.
  • ID Resume Payslips/work contract/ABN if independently employed Letter of Employment Current business contracts Letters of reference.
  • Recordings or photographs of your work.
  • Statements/solicitations and stock requests Temperature sheets
  • Booking sheets/appointmemt setting sheets
  • Cleaning plans Kitchen station task list OHS necessities Approaches and methodology Nourishment administration wellbeing structures
  • Preparation sheets
  • Menus and plans etc asked or required by the RTO
If you want to STUDY then enrolment documentation checklist needs to be completed. Documents such as ID, Academic Documents, Resume or any other documents asked by the RTO/College must be submitted. You can submit directly or provide to STUDYIN to submit on your behalf to complete your enrolment if you decide to parsue.
For a student, it is crucial to know the occupation he/she will eligible once finish a qualification successfully. If you complete this qualification, you will able to work with this role.
  • alcohol and drugs advisor
  • social worker
  • welfare coordinator
  • mental health worker
  • support worker
  • mental health worker
  • psychosocial rehabilitation worker
  • dual diagnosis practitioner
  • refugee liaison officer

Total number of units = 22

  • 16 core units
  • 6 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 4 units from the electives listed below
  • up to 2 units from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units


Provide systems advocacy services


Work in an alcohol and other drugs context


Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues


Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues


Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management


Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drug issues


Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans


Assess co-existing needs


Establish and manage client relationships


Work with diverse people


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


Work effectively in trauma informed care


Research and apply evidence to practice


Collaborate in professional practice


Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Provide first aid

Elective units


Work with clients who are intoxicated


Provide needle and syringe services


Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services


Develop and implement service programs


Provide loss and grief support


Provide suicide bereavement support


Implement participation and engagement strategies


Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities


Establish and confirm the counselling relationship


Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills


Facilitate the counselling relationship and process


Support counselling clients in decision-making processes


Work with carers and/or families in complex situations


Coordinate complex case requirements


Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Provide community focused health promotion and prevention strategies


Assess the needs of clients with problem gambling issues


Provide counselling for clients with problem gambling issues


Meet statutory and organisation information requirements


Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs


Develop, implement and review quality framework


Manage partnership agreements with service providers


Establish self-directed recovery relationships


Provide recovery oriented mental health services


Work collaboratively with the care network and other services


Facilitate the recovery process with the person, family and carers


Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs


Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity


Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing


Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives


Implement trauma informed care


Manage and maintain tenancy agreements and services


Manage head lease


Develop quality systems in line with registration standards


Recruit, induct and support volunteers


Recognise healthy body systems


Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation


Provide advanced first aid


Assist clients with medication


Interpret and use information about nutrition and diet


Recognise and respond to oral health issues


Inform and support patients and groups about oral health


Apply and manage use of basic oral health products


Provide or assist with oral hygiene


Manage personal stressors in the work environment


Manage budgets and financial plans

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