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Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

Career Area:Community, Health & Fitness National Code:CHC53215
Diploma of Alcohol and Other DrugsThis 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.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification

Prior Learning

For further information please refer to the Recognition area of the Hunter TAFE website.

Students with Disabilities

If you are considering studying with Hunter TAFE and are unsure what impact your disability may have on your study, please feel free to contact Disability Services to find out!

Delivery Locations, Important Dates, Study Options and Timetables

Hamilton Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
Various Full Time
20hrs/Week for 36 weeks
Thanks for visiting! TAFE NSW is taking enquiries for this course commencing in 2018.

If you would like more information on this course, please click Enquire Now and we will be in contact shortly.

Alternatively call us on 131 225.

17HAM-998

Wednesday 9:00am to 11:30am, Thursday 9:00am to 6:30pm, Friday 9:00am to 2:30pm

You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Click here for more information.

Smart and Skilled Second Qual: $4,970.00

The 2017 Smart and Skilled Second Qualification Fee is $4,970.00
The 2017 Smart and Skilled First Qualification Fee is $4,420.00

2017 prices have been published as a guide, 2018 prices will be available soon.

You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.
A VET Student Loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of the courses fees. More information will be provided to you at the Enrolment Session. Please note it is a requirement to read the 2017 VET Student Loan Information booklet before applying for this loan. To download the VET Student Loan 2017 Information booklet please visit https://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/vet_student_loan_student_infomation_booklet_2017_0.pdf

The fees for this course are spread across the course duration, and each fee period has at least one census day. Students have the option to pay for their fees in full upfront, pay in line with the census day/s or to request a VET Student Loan to cover some or all of the course fees.
To access further information regarding the conditions of enrolment, including refunds, remittance and all the forms you need, go to the www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans.
If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.
Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.

Some programs attract additional costs and include essential equipment that is retained by you on completion of study.

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • CHCADV005 - Provide systems advocacy services
  • CHCAOD001 - Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  • CHCAOD004 - Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCAOD006 - Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCAOD007 - Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management
  • CHCAOD008 - Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCAOD009 - Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
  • CHCCCS004 - Assess co-existing needs
  • CHCCOM006 - Establish and manage client relationships
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCMHS002 - Establish self-directed recovery relationships
  • CHCMHS003 - Provide recovery oriented mental health services
  • CHCMHS004 - Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
  • CHCMHS005 - Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCMHS007 - Work effectively in trauma informed care
  • CHCMHS010 - Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity
  • CHCMHS011 - Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • CHCPOL003 - Research and apply evidence to practice
  • CHCPRP002 - Collaborate in professional practice
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
Other Information

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.
To confirm your eligibility for subsidised training you will need to provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI). Create your USI . You are also required to provide evidence of your living location or confirmation of employment in NSW and proof of citizenship. Please bring either:
Australian green Medicare Card
An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
Australian or New Zealand Passport
Naturalisation Certificate

For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is accepted.

TAFE NSW has strong links to industry and provides a supported environment. We provide comprehensive libraries and support for learners with individual needs.
Course trainers are skilled experts who have up-to-date industry knowledge.

Enquire Now
Hamilton Campus campus
Semester: Semester Various,
Study Options: Full Time, 20hrs/Week, 36W weeks
How to Enrol: Thanks for visiting! TAFE NSW is taking enquiries for this course commencing in 2018.

If you would like more information on this course, please click Enquire Now and we will be in contact shortly.

Alternatively call us on 131 225.
Proposed Timetable: Wednesday 9:00am to 11:30am, Thursday 9:00am to 6:30pm, Friday 9:00am to 2:30pm
Information Session:
Fees & Charges:

You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Click here for more information.

Smart and Skilled Second Qual: $4,970.00

The 2017 Smart and Skilled Second Qualification Fee is $4,970.00
The 2017 Smart and Skilled First Qualification Fee is $4,420.00

2017 prices have been published as a guide, 2018 prices will be available soon.

You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.
A VET Student Loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of the courses fees. More information will be provided to you at the Enrolment Session. Please note it is a requirement to read the 2017 VET Student Loan Information booklet before applying for this loan. To download the VET Student Loan 2017 Information booklet please visit https://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/vet_student_loan_student_infomation_booklet_2017_0.pdf

The fees for this course are spread across the course duration, and each fee period has at least one census day. Students have the option to pay for their fees in full upfront, pay in line with the census day/s or to request a VET Student Loan to cover some or all of the course fees.
To access further information regarding the conditions of enrolment, including refunds, remittance and all the forms you need, go to the www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans.
If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.
Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.

Some programs attract additional costs and include essential equipment that is retained by you on completion of study.
Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • CHCADV005 - Provide systems advocacy services
  • CHCAOD001 - Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  • CHCAOD004 - Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCAOD006 - Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCAOD007 - Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management
  • CHCAOD008 - Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCAOD009 - Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
  • CHCCCS004 - Assess co-existing needs
  • CHCCOM006 - Establish and manage client relationships
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCMHS002 - Establish self-directed recovery relationships
  • CHCMHS003 - Provide recovery oriented mental health services
  • CHCMHS004 - Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
  • CHCMHS005 - Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCMHS007 - Work effectively in trauma informed care
  • CHCMHS010 - Implement recovery oriented approaches to complexity
  • CHCMHS011 - Assess and promote social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • CHCPOL003 - Research and apply evidence to practice
  • CHCPRP002 - Collaborate in professional practice
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
Important Information: Other Information

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.
To confirm your eligibility for subsidised training you will need to provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI). Create your USI . You are also required to provide evidence of your living location or confirmation of employment in NSW and proof of citizenship. Please bring either:
Australian green Medicare Card
An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
Australian or New Zealand Passport
Naturalisation Certificate

For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is accepted.

TAFE NSW has strong links to industry and provides a supported environment. We provide comprehensive libraries and support for learners with individual needs.
Course trainers are skilled experts who have up-to-date industry knowledge.

Disclaimer

Courses will run subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability is subject to review and change.