Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

Federation Training, TAFE VIC

This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It applies to workers who work under broad supervision and guidance and provide services to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues. They can provide counselling, referral and promotion services. These workers require high level specialist knowledge, skills and competencies especially in regard to laws affecting clients, the range of services available to them and health issues related to alcohol and drugs use and misuse.

Course Fee:

Australian: $20,487

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education


22 units: 16 core; 6 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Provide systems advocacy services; Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues; Work in an alcohol and other drugs context; Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues; Work with diverse people; Establish and manage client relationships; Work effectively in trauma informed care; Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management; plus more and electives.

Further information:

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or more of the following electives is recommended: Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities; Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Online No info Yes Online 12 months
Bairnsdale No info Yes Online
Bairnsdale No info Yes
Bairnsdale No info Yes Full time 12 months
Bairnsdale No info Yes Part time
Established in 2014, Federation Training is a partnership between GippsTAFE and Advance TAFE. Building on over 85 years' experience in training and education, Federation Training strives to provide improved opportunities and outcomes for vocational education students across Gippsland and South Eastern Victoria.

With ten campuses from Chadstone across the state to Lakes Entrance, Federation Training offer a diverse range of programs and specially designed learning environments, providing students with the opportunity to get hands on and develop skills and experience in the industry of their choice.

Federation Training aims to create one united education model for Gippsland that will provide opportunities for local students and an exciting learning environment for those seeking a regional educational experience.

Federation Training has a variety of courses from pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships and traineeships, to certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas. Students can choose to study courses in business, health, general education or trades. Students can also study a Federation University degree at Federation Training, with flexible pathway options that take them from diploma to bachelor degree in just 2-3 years.

Flexible study options mean students can complete their course in a way that best suits their lifestyle. They can study full time, part time or online with confidence that they will be equipped with the skills they need to get ahead in the workforce.

With great relationships with local industry, Federation Training courses are developed to meet the requirements of the workplace. This ensures students have access to employment opportunities once they graduate.

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