Course Title: Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5346 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

Course Title: Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 75

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The Diploma of AOD and this unit/cluster is delivered in the Northern Territory only


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies


Term2 2016,
Term1 2018

Course Contact: Chris Walters

Course Contact Phone: 9925 8268

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes 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 on the basis of an existing assessment and within established organisation guidelines. Depending on the context, development of the plan may be autonomous or collaborative. Workers may or may not be the person conducting the assessment.

This unit is delivered and assessed in a cluster with:

  • CHCAOD007 - Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management
  • CHCAOD008 - Provide advanced intervention to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no stipulated pre-requisites or co-requisites for this unit.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCAOD009 Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans


1. Establish coordination function

1.1 Interpret presenting issues and requirements from client assessment

1.2 Work with client to identify interaction and relationship between different presenting issues in the context of their health and demographic profile

1.3 Identify the need for potential referral, and collaboration with other services

1.4 Identify and respond to the need to consult with other professionals or specialists as required

1.5 Explain the purpose of the planning process and developing the treatment plan, and the roles of different people

1.6 Discuss with client their readiness for development of a treatment plan

2. Support the client to access multiple services

2.1 Discuss desired outcomes, priorities and long term goals with the client

2.2 Identify any barriers and/or cultural factors that may impact on reaching goals

2.3 Provide information about different service and support options suited to the client’s needs

2.4 Assist client to evaluate and select strategies to achieve their goals

2.5 Determine preferred actions and prioritise

2.6 Confirm client capacity to meet the logistical demands of selected strategies

2.7 Establish timelines for identified goals with consideration of overlaps between different services and support

2.8 Agree on type and frequency of interactions

2.9 Work with the client to identify others in the client and family support network to be involved in the treatment plan, and their roles

2.10 Record goals and selected strategies in the individual treatment plan according to organisation protocols

3. Monitor client progress

3.1 Regularly review client’s progress against negotiated goals and action plans

3.2 Monitor, record and report client progress in accordance with organisation guidelines

3.3 Negotiate revised action plans and timelines and record in the treatment plan as needed

3.4 Accurately record revisions in the individual treatment plan according to organisation protocols

3.5 Negotiate exit from the program with the client and provide support in accordance with organisation policies and available resources

3.6 Review outcomes of interventions with supervisor and/or colleagues

Learning Outcomes

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

Overview of Assessment

Assessment task 1: Knowledge questions

Assessment task 2: Practical demonstration

Assessment task 3: Log Book