Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

TAFE Gippsland

This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It reflects the role of 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.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; or mature background

Structure:

22 units: 16 core; 6 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drug issues; Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans; Assess co-existing needs; Establish and manage client relationships; Work with diverse people; Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues; plus more. Elective: Establish and confirm the counselling relationship; Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills; Facilitate the counselling relationship and process; Support counselling clients in decision-making processes; Work with carers and/or families in complex situations; Coordinate complex case requirements; plus more.

Campus Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Warragul
Lakes Entrance (SEAMEC)
Chadstone
Online No Online 2 years
Online Online 2 years
Sale
Morwell
Forestec
Traralgon
Yallourn
Leongatha
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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