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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: HWSS6086C

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

School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5346 - Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

Course Contact: Chris Walters

Course Contact Phone: 9925 8268

Course Contact Email:

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Nominal Hours: 75

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Relevant industry experience or completion of relevant qualification.

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to coordinate multiple service requirements for clients with complex needs within a case management framework.

Workers at this level work under supervision within established guidelines but take on a team leadership role in the coordination of services and service providers. 

This unit applies to work in a range of health and community services contexts.

This unit is delivered and assessed in a cluster with:
CHCAOD007 - Develop strategies for AOD relapse prevention and management
CHCAOD008 - Provide advanced intervention to meet the needs of clients with AOD issues

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCAOD009 Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans


1. Establish coordination function

Performance Criteria:

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

Performance Criteria:

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

Performance Criteria:

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.

Details of Learning Activities


This cluster is conducted via in-class discussions, lectures and group activities

Teaching Schedule


Advanced AOD Practice                :

This cluster comprises units CHCAOD007 ,  CHCAOD008 and CHCAOD009




Assessment Details

Week 1

Advanced AOD Practice




Motivational Interviewing

Group work on what issues  Pt 3 encounters

Stages of change

Complete annoying habit questionnaire

Motivational interviewing explored in full including lapse/relapse processes and prevention strategies


Role play MI : students take turns to play ‘Denise’ pt 3 and clinician.


Week 2


Intro to CBT Protective factors bio psycho social model of work


Explore various CBT practices.: Core beliefs, cravings diary, exploring stressors, triggers etc

Research paper task ( 2 parts) made available this week.


Part 1: Students hand in a Principle of Practice research paper on one method of intervention (2000 words)


Paper (Part 1): Due at beginning of Semester 2


Presentation (Part 2) will take place in Semester 2




Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment


Assessment Task 1: Research assignment
Due Date: 27/7/16

Assessment Task 2: Presentation
Due date: 12-12/10/16

Assessment Tasks


Assessment task 1:

Principle of Practice research paper on one method of intervention (2000 words) : Due Week 1 of Semester 2


Assessment task 2:

Presentation based on research : Due in Semester 2 (as arranged with teacher)


Assessment Matrix


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

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