Course Title: Provide brief interventions

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4364 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Course Title: Provide brief interventions

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 75

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 and Social Studies


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2019

Course Contact: Chris Walters

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8268

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess intervention needs, and then to implement and monitor brief intervention strategies for people at various stages of the change process.

This unit applies to workers in a range of community services contexts.

This course is delivered and assessed as a cluster with:

- CHCAOD009 Develop and review AOD treatment plans 
- CHCAOD006 Provide interventions for people with AOD issues 

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 Tasks
Assessment task 1: Treatment/Intervention Plan
A) Renu Treatment/Intervention Plan (in class time)
B) Akira Treatment/Intervention plan (in own time)   Assessment Task 2: Brief Intervention
A) Renu Harm Relapse prevention Plan (in own time)
B) Akira Harm Reduction Plan + Role Play (in class time)   Assessment Task 3: Quiz