Course Title: Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4352 Certificate IV in Youth Work

Course Title: Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2015

Course Contact: Jennifer Brooker

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4115

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will develop the knowledge and skills required to work with clients with alcohol and other drugs (AOD) issues.  This course provides a basic introduction to values, services and approaches applied to work in this sector.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector


1. Work within the context of the AOD sector

2. Develop knowledge of the AOD sector

3. Develop knowledge of work requirements across a range of settings

4. Demonstrate commitment to the central philosophies of the AOD sector

5. Communicate effectively in a community services setting

6. Work ethically

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

There are two assessment tasks for this course:

1. Course Quiz on Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector

2. Completion of a Case study/ written response