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

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS5661C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2012,
Term1 2013

Course Contact: Xenia Girdler

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4660

Course Contact Email: xenia.girdler@rmit.edu.au


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

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector

Elements:

1.Work within the context of the AOD sector

2.Develop knowledge of the AOD sector

3.Develop knowledge of work requirements across a range of settings

4.Demonstrate commitment to the central philosophies of the AOD sector

5.Communicate effectively in a community services setting

6.Work ethically


Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

There are a variety of tools used to assess this course, a major tool is 200 hours of practical placement that will provide you with the learning opportunities necessary to develop the required skills knowledge and attitude.
Other assessment tasks involve:

  • Short essays where you will be expected to write an answer to a question in detail, and to draw conclusions about issues.
  • Class presentation where you will be expected to conduct a brief session in class, to lead discussion and to provide information for other students.
  • Participation in class discussions and activities.
  • Reflective Journals you will be expected to provide a written record of your experiences during the year - in class and in practical placement.
  • Blackboard/On-line assessment you will participate in regular on-line forums, blogging and small assessment tasks.