Course Title: Provide brief interventions

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4364 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Course Title: Provide brief interventions

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 75

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies


Term1 2017,
Term2 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2021

Course Contact: Chris Walters

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8268

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit allows you to develop the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with clients to establish treatment goals, and to develop and evaluate individual treatment plans to meet those goals.

This unit applies to workers who develop treatment plans with, and for, clients with alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues and where appropriate, provide a brief intervention, or develop longer term interventions that are evidence based.

This course is delivered and assessed with;

CHCAOD006: Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issues 
CHCAOD009: Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCCS014 Provide brief interventions


1. Assess the person’s needs


2. Use brief intervention strategies


3. Monitor brief intervention activities


Learning Outcomes

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

Overview of Assessment

Assessment 1: Quiz


Assessment 2: Written - Planning, conducting and monitoring an Intervention. There are 6 parts to this task.


Assessment 3: Written - Case study. There are 6 parts to this task.


Assessment 4: Written - Brief Intervention, Case study. There are 3 parts to this task


Assessment 5: Written - Brief Intervention, Case study. There are 3 parts to this task.