National code: CHCSS00093

Statement of Attainment in Alcohol and Other Drugs Skill Set

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Overview About this course

Make a real impact on the lives of others as you assist them in their treatment journeys. Take a caring, human rights approach to those in different stages of recovery as you provide interventions and assist in treatment strategies.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Build rapport with individuals

  • Take a human rights, person-centred and recovery-oriented approach

  • Develop individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

  • Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drug issues

  • Monitor, assess and provide feedback on client treatment and progress

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment

  • Participating in the development and support of treatment plans and strategies

  • Techniques to engage and build rapport with clients

  • A strong pathway to continue your study with a certificate IV or diploma in this field

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Basic computer skills and access to a computer

  • Basic literacy skills

  • An interest in learning more about the alcohol and drugs sector

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: support worker, case worker and rehabilitation worker.


Generally a Working With Children Check (WWCC), a National Police Check (NPC) and vaccinations and health screenings are required to work in the industry.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Statement of Attainment in Alcohol and Other Drugs Skill Set does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 2 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Statement of Attainment in Alcohol and Other Drugs Skill Set does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans CHCAOD009

  • Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues CHCAOD006

  • Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues CHCAOD004

  • Work in an alcohol and other drugs context CHCAOD001

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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