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.
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
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
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
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.
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.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in Alcohol and Other Drugs Skill Set does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Statement of Attainment in Alcohol and Other Drugs Skill Set does not have any related courses.
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.
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