Course Title: Work effectively with clients with complex alcohol and-or other drugs issues

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5318

Course Title: Work effectively with clients with complex alcohol and-or other drugs issues

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 75.0

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)

HWSS5973C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015

HWSS6039C

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

This course describes the knowledge and skills required to provide a range of services to meet the needs of clients who may have alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues, which may be combined with other issues. It also covers the review of client progress and evaluation of all work undertaken with clients.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCAOD510B Work effectively with clients with complex alcohol and-or other drugs issues

Elements:

1.Provide services to meet client needs

2.Plan and implement harm minimisation and relapse prevention strategies

3.Provide support for additional needs

4.Review client progress

5.Evaluate work undertaken with clients


Learning Outcomes

Completing this course will provide you with the necessary skills to work with clients who present with multiple and complex support needs.

You will be able to assess and provide effective strategies and support when working with complex clients. Additionally you will review and evaluate work undertaken.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on your skills to provide support to clients with multiple and complex needs 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.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 a five stage case study.