Build the skills and confidence to assess the needs of people with drug and alcohol issues and provide interventions towards their treatment goals. Help others to transform their lives as you build a rewarding career and study pathway.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Assess the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
Respond to the need for and make referrals
Monitor and record progress
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Exposure to the alcohol and other drugs industry in a safe, simulated environment
A pathway to further study in alcohol and other drugs
Credit toward a full qualification
Specialist skills that will help you make a difference in the lives of others
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Current or recent experience in the Community Services industry or related fields.
Access to a computer, WIFI, microphone and camera.
Due to the subject matter, students need to be able to undertake study in a private space.
An enjoyment of working with people during difficult situations and circumstances
Empathy, patience and the ability to empower others
An ability to respond well to rapid change
This qualification contains content, concepts and scenarios that may be distressing. Please consider your personal resilience and any potential emotional triggers when participating in this qualification and in any future employment in this field.
Learners are supported throughout their studies by their Teacher, Head Teacher and Education Support Officer via referral to TAFE NSW Counsellors and Teacher Consultants.
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: alcohol and other drugs community rehabilitation worker, community rehabilitation and support worker, mental health outreach worker, drug and alcohol community support worker and outreach officer (alcohol and other drugs), youth alcohol and other drugs work.
Before you are employed in this sector you will need a Working With Children Check, a police check and a working with vulnerable people check, depending on organisational requirements.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Intervention Skills does not have any pre-requisite 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.
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
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Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
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