Course Title: Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: HWSS6085C

Course Title: Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues

School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4364 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Course Contact: Chris Walters

Course Contact Phone: +613 9925 8268

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Iren Citler
Phone: +613 99254941

Nominal Hours: 70

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required to provide a range of intervention strategies to address alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues within the scope of an individual’s treatment plan

This course addresses two units of competency:
- Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issues CHCAOD006
- Develop and review individual AOD treatment plans CHCAOD009

These two units are delivered and assessed together.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCAOD006 Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues


1. Prepare for intervention 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Obtain information about the intervention from the treatment plan
1.2 Determine client availability according to organisation protocols
1.3 Determine availability of appropriate space and resources, if required
1.4 Plan the intervention, in line with the needs of the person with AOD issues and specifications of the treatment plan


2. Conduct intervention

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Confirm the person's understanding of the intervention
2.2 Obtain informed consent from the person before commencing the intervention
2.3 Report any misunderstanding or confusion experienced by the person to a supervisor in a timely manner
2.5 Guide the person to participate in the intervention as defined in the treatment plan
2.6 Identify and note any difficulties the person experiences completing intervention requirements and report to supervisor in a timely manner
2.7 Identify and manage compliance issues, including subjective and objective reporting of the person's response to the intervention, and report to supervisor in a timely manner
2.8 Provide feedback to the person to reinforce their understanding of intervention and progress
2.9 Seek assistance when the person presents with needs or signs outside limits of own authority, skills and/or knowledge
2.10 Report difficulties of the person with AOD issues to supervisor for advice before continuing the planned intervention


3. Report and document information

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Provide progress feedback to supervisor
3.2 Report difficulties and concerns of the person to supervisor in a timely manner
3.3 Implement variations to the intervention according to the instructions of supervisor
3.4 Document information about the intervention according to the organisation's protocols
3.5 Use appropriate terminology to document consumer response, outcomes and identified problems related to the intervention

Learning Outcomes

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

Details of Learning Activities

In Class; Class lectures and exercises, group discussions and practical demonstrations.

Teaching Schedule



Cluster 2

Intervention and support cluster: CHCAOD006





Assessment Details

Week 8

modalities of intervention

Communication skills to engage effectively with client utilising chosen intervention practice

Role play must demonstrate effective client engagement.



modalities of intervention

Other interventions: EFT, CAT, RET, DDP        Groups to talk about what types of therapy would work best on James and feed back to class



Specific AOD Issues


Role play with ‘James’ by 8/04/16

Week 9

Develop ITP for client Review ITP

Conduct a client review on current ITP of client

What has worked/ what requires change utilising form provided



Harm minimisation

Urge surfing: tools to enhance harm min practices



Substance equipment

Practical session on drug use equipment


Week 10

Intervention processes

Based on ITP, Review and intervention processes

Referral options for ‘James’




Allied health care

In class research on various Allied services




ITP Stage 2

ITP stage 2 (must demonstrate at least 4 interventions

Incorporate referral practices)

Due 22/04/16

Week 11

Clinical Review

Clinical review research in preparation for role play

Group practice




Clinical review research group work




Clinical review Role play

Clinical review role play  06/05/16






Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts




Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Task 1: " Client engagement" role play

Assessment Task 2: Individual treatment plan

Assessment task 3: "Client review" role play

Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1:
This task requires you to undertake a role play using ITP documentation. This role play will include preparing for intervention, intervention requirements, conduct intervention and monitor and record the activities.

Assessment task 2:
This task requires you to interact with a fictional client and demonstrate client engagement and appropriate treatment plans

Assessment 3:
This task requires you to role play a client clinical review meeting where there is discussion around documentation and treatment progress

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrixes are available through program staff.

Other Information

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Applying for an Extension
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• failure to follow processes required for safety
• breach of client or patient confidentiality
• failure to comply with the instructions of supervisors
• or other unprofessional behaviour

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