Course Title: Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management

Part A: Course Overview

Program: S0131 Alcohol and Other Drugs Co-existing Needs Skill Set

Course Title: Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 55

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 2018

Course Contact: Chris Walters

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99258268

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Course Description


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with clients to develop strategies for preventing and managing relapse, should it occur, as well as ways to deal effectively with potentially harmful behaviour.

This unit applies to workers who develop strategies with, and for, clients with alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues within established organisation guidelines.

This unit is delivered and assessed in a cluster with:
CHCAOD008 - Provide advanced intervention to meet the needs of clients with AOD issues
CHCAOD009 - Develop and review individual AOD practice

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Completion of first year of Undergraduate program.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCAOD007 Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management


1. Explore relapse prevention

2. Identify potential risks

3. Develop relapse prevention and management strategies

4. Report and document information

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

To satisfactorily achieve all requirements of this course by demonstrating satisfactory achievement of all the learning outcomes you must complete all of the following assessment tasks successfully.



Task 1: Application of therapeutic models of interventions in engaging clients through a structured role play using a screening and assessment tool

2000 words, 20% weighting, CLO1, CLO2


Task 2: Reflecting on practice-based knowledge and skills to work with people with AOD issues through a case study approach, including development of an Individual Treatment Plan (ITP).

2000 words, 50% weighting, CLO2, CLO3


Task 3: Relating research of services and clinical review treatment options to the development of an Individual Treatment Plan, and appropriate referral options applied in a simulated clinical review.

2000 words, 30% weighting, CLO3, CLO4