Course Title: Work with clients who are intoxicated

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4328

Course Title: Work with clients who are intoxicated

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, Urban & Social Studies


Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Mandy Morrison

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4065

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the knowledge and skills required to work with alcohol and/or other drug affected clients in a range of settings including night patrols, detoxification/ withdrawal units and sobering up shelters.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCAOD406E Work with clients who are intoxicated


1. Provide a service to intoxicated clients

2. Assist client with longer term needs

3. Apply strategies to reduce harm or injury

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

There are a variety of tools used to assess this course including successful third party workplace supervisor report and professional conversation during one hundred and sixty (160) hours of practical placement which is designed to provide you with opportunities to develop and demonstrate the skills, knowledge and attitude required.
Other assessment tasks will involve the use of specialist assessment and case management tools with a case study client given to you in class.