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

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5318

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, Urban & Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

HWSS6037C

Alice Springs Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Term2 2015

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:

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

By completing this course you will achieve the learning outcomes as identified by the above mentioned elements.

You will develop knowledge and demonstrate commitment to working ethically within the AOD sector.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on your ability to work in the AOD sector via an integrated and multi-staged case study. You will be required to undertake a variety of tasks throughout each stage specifically designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your competency working with clients presenting with multiple and complex AOD needs.