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

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5289

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)

HWSS5458C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2012

Course Contact: Xenia Girdler

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4660

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


Course Description

The course 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:

CHCAOD402A Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector

Elements:

Work within the context of AOD sector
Develop knowledge of the AOD sector
Develop knowledge of work requirements across a range of settings
Demonstrate commitment to the central philosophies of the AOD sector
Communicate effectively in a community services setting
Work ethically


Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

This course will be assessed via a number of class based and work-integrated
tasks.  To be deemed competent in this course you will be required to demonstrate
your skills knowledge and attitude through -

case study - you will be placed into a small working group and assessed on your
ability to case manage a fictitious client over the duration of the course

assessment and screening tool - in your small working group you will be require
to develop an assessment tool which will provide you with the information required
to develop an effective treatment-recovery plan for your case study client

self and supervisor assessments

class presentations

direct observation of actual and simulated class based activities