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You'll further develop the skills you use relating to people
with mental health, alcohol and other drug issues
There are many professions that deal with people who have mental
health or alcohol and other drug issues. These can include social
workers, medical practitioners, outreach workers and family and
community services employees.
Dealing with clients with mental health or alcohol and other drug
issues can be confronting if you don't have the proper background
training. The underlying causes of these issues are often complex and
difficult to understand and these clients can sometimes present with
very challenging behaviours.
If you're already working in the community services sector or another
related industry and want to upgrade your skills, then TAFE NSW
Online's Introductory Mental Health and AOD Statement of Attainment is
In this course you'll further develop the skills you use relating to
people with mental health, alcohol and other drug issues. You'll
develop a greater capacity to refer clients to the most appropriate
services for their particular needs. And you'll gain a better
understanding of the community services system overall.
This is an 18-week online course, with a recommendation for
approximately eight hours per week. The skills you learn in this
course will benefit you in a wide array of different roles.