Course Title: Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5346 C5346 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

Course Title: Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 70

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




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies


Term1 2017

Course Contact: Chris Walters

Course Contact Phone: 9925 8268

Course Contact Email:

Course 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.

This unit is delivered and assessed in a cluster with:

CHCAOD004 - Assess needs o clients with AOD issues

CHCAOD001 - Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


There are no stipulated pre-requisites or co-requisites for this unit.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCAOD006 Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues


1. Prepare for intervention

2. Confirm intervention requirements with client

3. Conduct intervention

4. Monitor and record activities

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: Research and present a service model

Assessment Task 2: "Client engagement" role play

Assessment Task 3: Individual treatment plan 

Assessment Task 4: Case study; complete client file and relevant documentation

Assessment task 5: "Client review" role play