Course Title: Provide alcohol and/or other drug withdrawal services

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4156

Course Title: Provide alcohol and/or other drug withdrawal services

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 150.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Course Contact: Jennifer Brooker

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4115

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit deals with providing support and assistance to people going through the process of withdrawing from alcohol, tobacco or other drugs including combinations of these.  Withdrawal services may be non-medical or provide pharmacological relief under relevant legislative  guidelines.  Services may be residential or home-based.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCAOD9C Provide alcohol and/or other drug withdrawal services


1.  Check needs of clients

2.  Support management of withdrawal.

3.  Evaluate client withdrawal.

4.  Assist clients with ongoing harm minimisation.

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

In class assessments
Case Studies