Course Title: Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4363 Certificate IV in Community Services

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 Contact: Bronwyn Tanti

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9079

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course 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 course applies to workers who come into contact with clients affected by alcohol and other drugs.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context


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

Assessment task 1: Individual assessment

Assessment taak 2: Group assessment

Assessment task 3: Online quiz