Course Title: Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4264

Course Title: Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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 Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2011

Course Contact: Xenia Girdler

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4660

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required by all workers who may be working primarily with clients with alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues and provides a basic introduction to values, services and approaches applied to work in this sector

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no Pre-requisites and Co-requisites for this course

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCAOD402A Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector


1. Work within the context of AOD sector
2. Develop knowledge of the AOD sector
3. Develop knowledge of work requirements across a range of settings
4. Demonstarte commitment to the central philosophies of the AOD sector
5. Communicate effectively in a community services setting

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

This will be in the form of both practical and theoritical tasks