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Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC53215

Overview

This program is designed to prepare the practitioner for agency leadership and policy roles in the areas of counselling, referral, advocacy and education/health promotion services. They will develop 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.

Qualification:

Qualification:

Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC53215

Program No:

Program No:

DP-HS12

Campus:

Campus:

CIT Bruce 

Duration:

Duration:

2 semesters full-time after you have completed a relevant Certificate IV (approx. 20 hours per week) OR part-time equivalent.

Learners without a relevant Certificate IV can complete the Diploma in 4 semesters full-time (approx. 20 hours per week) OR part-time equivalent.

Cost Info:

Cost Info:

The 2020 Semester 1 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total program cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once. Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Indicative Cost:

Indicative Cost:

$3,373

Likely Job Outcome:

Likely Job Outcome:

Welfare and community services worker in the alcohol and drug field.

Enrolment Type:

Application Type:

Standard
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Timetable Information

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Skilled Capital Information

Skilled Capital

This course is offered under Skilled Capital. The initiative will give eligible participants the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification and receive a completion payment from the Education Directorate. The completion payment is made upon successful completion of their skilled capital qualification which must be completed within two years of the commencement date.

To find out if you are eligible please visit the ACT Government Skilled Capital training website.

Additional Information

This program has a compulsory work placement (120 hours in total). CIT teachers co-ordinate placements. Before undertaking any work placement, you must:

- be at least 18 years of age
- be eligible to apply for, and hold a 'Working with Vulnerable People Check' and
- have a current First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003 Provide first aid).

Information will be provided on enrolment. If you are currently working and you have extensive relevant experience or a Certificate IV you may meet the placement requirement.

Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

To ensure your success in this program, the preferred pathway is for all learners to complete a Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs at CIT (CHC43215).

On entry, you will need to demonstrate appropriate literacy skills by undertaking a literacy assessment. We have embedded literacy into our program to support your learning and success.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete 22 subjects

Core: Complete all 16

  • CHCDIV001   Work with diverse people
    • CIT Code: CLTS145
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. This unit applies to all workers.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCOM006   Establish and manage client relationships
    • CIT Code: COMM496
      Cost: Standard $77.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge to establish and manage professional on-to-one relationships with clients in the context of providing an ongoing health service or intervention. This unit applies to community services or health workers who have defined responsibilities to work independently with clients within broad but established guidelines.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTAID003   Provide first aid
    • CIT Code: HESC497
      Cost: Standard $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCMHS005   Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
    • CIT Code: HUSE489
      Cost: Standard $198.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess capacity to support people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues and to work collaboratively to provide support and facilitate links to other services. This unit applies to work with people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) assessments in a range of community services work contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCAOD001   Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
    • CIT Code: HUSE493
      Cost: Standard $176.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and work within the current context, philosophy and values of the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector. This unit applies to workers who come into contact with clients affected by alcohol and other drugs.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCPOL003   Research and apply evidence to practice
    • CIT Code: HUSE504
      Cost: Standard $143.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish the information need, gather information and critically analyse the information for relevance to own work. This unit applies to health and community service workers who need to research existing information to support and improve their work practice. It does not cover primary research.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCCS004   Assess co-existing needs
    • CIT Code: WELF456
      Cost: Standard $176.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess the diverse and multi-faceted needs of people and determine both internal and external services required to meet those needs. This unit applies in a range of community service contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCADV005   Provide systems advocacy services
    • CIT Code: WELF457
      Cost: Standard $198.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to advocate and ensure that government, community and organisational systems broadly support and uphold human rights. This unit applies to workers in a health, community services or advocacy settings who undertake a leadership role in influencing social and system changes. Workers at this level will also advocate for change and continuous improvement at the organisational level to improve client outcomes and service quality.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCAOD004   Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
    • CIT Code: WELF459
      Cost: Standard $298.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and conduct assessments of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) clients to determine eligibility, service requirements and referral needs. This includes knowledge of factors affecting assessment for a range of different client groups including different genders, youth, older people, mandated and voluntary clients, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This unit applies to people involved in the assessment of clients with AOD issues using established organisation or jurisdictional AOD assessment tools.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCAOD006   Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues
    • CIT Code: WELF460
      Cost: Standard $154.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to confirm, conduct and monitor intervention strategies to address alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues. This unit applies to workers who provide support to people with AOD issues within the scope of an established individual treatment plan. Interventions would be ongoing and be conducted under the guidance of a supervisor.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCAOD008   Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
    • CIT Code: WELF461
      Cost: Standard $198.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, implement and monitor ongoing therapeutic interventions drawing on evidence informed models and techniques. It involves holistic consideration of all client needs, and collaboration with other services. This unit applies to individuals who work with significant autonomy in the provision of interventions and support to clients with alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues. While work is carried out in the context of an existing treatment plan, the worker may also design and adapt specific strategies.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCAOD009   Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
    • CIT Code: WELF462
      Cost: Standard $165.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with clients to establish treatment goals, and to develop and evaluate individual treatment plans to meet those goals. This unit applies to workers who develop treatment plans with, and for, clients with alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues on the basis of an existing assessment and within established organisation guidelines. Depending on the context, development of the plan may be autonomous or collaborative. Workers may or may not be the person conducting the assessment.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCMHS007   Work effectively in trauma informed care
    • CIT Code: WELF467
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to practice and contribute to the continuous improvement of trauma informed care within a service. This unit applies to individuals working in the community services and health sectors where services are informed by the knowledge and understanding of central trauma, particularly the impact of interpersonal violence.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCPRP003   Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    • CIT Code: WELF469
      Cost: Standard $264.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCAOD007   Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management
    • CIT Code: WELF472
      Cost: Standard $121.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with clients to develop strategies for preventing and managing relapse, should it occur, as well as ways to deal effectively with potentially harmful behaviour. This unit applies to workers who develop strategies with, and for, clients with alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues within established organisation guidelines.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCPRP002   Collaborate in professional practice
    • CIT Code: WELF484
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, implement and evaluate collaborative practice. This unit applies to health and community service practitioners who may collaborate on the delivery of services to individual clients, groups of clients, communities or sub-populations. They may work individually with shared clients, together with individual clients or work on projects or programs that address the needs of groups or sub-populations. Work is self-directed.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete 6

  • HLTWHS006   Manage personal stressors in the work environment
    • CIT Code: HESC522
      Cost: Standard $55.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain health and wellbeing by preventing and managing personal stress. This unit applies to work in a range of health and community services settings, in particular work roles that operate in high stress situations and circumstances.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCSM005   Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
    • CIT Code: HUSE482
      Cost: Standard $165.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake case management meetings to plan, monitor and review service provision. Workers at this level work autonomously and are responsible for own outputs within organisation guidelines. This unit applies to work in a range of health and community services contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCSM004   Coordinate complex case requirements
    • CIT Code: WELF466
      Cost: Standard $165.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to coordinate multiple service requirements for clients with complex needs within a case management framework. Workers at this level work under supervision within established guidelines but take on a team leadership role in the coordination of services and service providers.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCSL001   Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
    • CIT Code: WELF489
      Cost: Standard $220.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a structured approach to counselling to determine, establish and confirm the nature of the counsellor client relationship according to the agency's counselling model. This unit applies to individuals whose job role involves working with clients on personal and psychological issues within established policies, procedures and guidelines.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCSL007   Support counselling clients in decision-making processes
    • CIT Code: WELF502
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist clients to clarify their goals, explore options and develop a course of action. This unit applies to individuals whose job role involves working with clients on personal and psychological issues, within established policies, procedures and guidelines. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand Standards and industry codes of practice.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCGRP002   Plan and conduct group activities
    • CIT Code: HUSE512
      Cost: Standard $154.00
      Description: This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to establish, lead and participate in a groups using a collaborative, strengths-based approach. This unit applies to any individual involved in planning and leading group activities. Groups may be formal or informal.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate IV Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC43215
Statement Attainment Induction CHCSS00088
Statement Attainment Alcohol and Other Drugs Skill Set CHCSS00093
Statement Attainment Alcohol and Other Drugs Co-existing Needs Skill Set CHCSS00092

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au