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Statement of Attainment Alcohol and Other Drugs Skill Set CHCSS00093


This skill set reflects the skill requirements for support workers providing services to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues.

Qualification: Statement of Attainment - Alcohol and Other Drugs Skill Set CHCSS00093
Program No: SA-HS12
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 1 Semester part-time (one day per week) - intense workshops delivered on campus and additional individual study of approximately 10 hours including online activities, research, report writing and skill development.
Cost Info: Details available from the contact officer at Skilled Capital for Industry and Business
Likely Job Outcome: Provides further skills and knowledge in industry specific skill development.
Enrolment Type: Register Your Interest

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

Entry into these skill sets will require evidence of existing employment in the Community Sector or similar, this can be demonstrated through provision of a 'supervisor endorsed' position description.

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Subject Information

Complete 4 subjects

Core: Complete all 4

  • CHCAOD001   Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
    • CIT Code: HUSE493
      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
  • CHCAOD004   Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
    • CIT Code: WELF459
      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
      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
  • CHCAOD009   Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
    • CIT Code: WELF462
      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

Related Courses

Certificate IV Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC43215
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