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CHC53515 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

This qualification reflects the role of workers who work under broad supervision and guidance and provide services to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues. They can provide counselling, referral and promotion services. These workers require 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 drugs use and misuse.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 22

  • 16 core units
  • 6 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 4 units from the electives
  • up to 2 unit from the electives, 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.

CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

This qualification reflects the role of entry level workers who provide services and interventions to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues and/or implement health promotion and community interventions. 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.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 17

  • 12 core units
  • 5 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 3 units from the electives listed below
  • up to 2 unit 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.

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