Course Title: Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4352 Certificate IV in Youth Work

Course Title: Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS6083C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Term1 2017

Course Contact: Dianne Mackay

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4454

Course Contact Email: dianne.mackay@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and work with young people within the current context, philosophy and values of the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector.  This unit applies to youth workers who come in contact with clients affected by alcohol and other drugs.

 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

Elements:

1. Establish the context for AOD work

2. Apply understanding of context to AOD practice

3. Integrate the core values and principles of AOD work into practice

4. Apply understanding of the impact of values in AOD practice


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.


Overview of Assessment

This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment.

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment tasks to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher when you have completed the assessment tasks.

Assessment one: 

(a) Case study with questions and answers

(b) Role play with observation template

Assessment two:

Questions and answers to determine up-to-date knowledge of the AOD sector, including policy, legal and historical contexts for the AOD sector

Grades that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA: Competency Achieved 

NYC: Not Yet Competent

DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

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Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=c15i3ciaq8ca