AGB Group Pty Ltd Trading as AGB Training - RTO 21832 - CRICOS 03356C

Alcohol addiction, drug abuse & mental health courses, Geelong & Melbourne

Substance abuse and mental health issues are more often than not interrelated. We offer qualifications in Alcohol and Other Drugs and Mental Health with the aim to bridge the knowledge gap between these two serious issues.

To complete the Mental Health segment of the course you must participate in placement hours within the community services Industry, it is the responsibility of the student to sources their own placement facility.

By gaining a Nationally Recognised Qualification in Alcohol and Other Drugs and Mental Health, you will gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to help those battling these issues in your community.

Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other-Drugs

This qualification reflects the role of entry level workers who provide services and interventions to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues and/or implement health promotion and community interventions. Work is undertaken in contexts such as community based organisations, withdrawal services, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services under the guidance of other practitioners and professionals, with limited responsibility and within established parameters.

Possible occupation titles relating to this qualification: Case Worker Family Support Worker, Community Support Worker, Outreach Worker, Detoxification Worker, Support Worker, Drug and Alcohol Worker

Start Date: Thursday 27th July – Geelong (evening courses 5:00pm – 9:00pm)
Course Fees: $ 2,500
Course Fees if eligible for Government Funding: $500
Victorian Government Contribution for Skills First Funded Program $13,030
Textbook Fees: $ 220 – links to purchase book are at the bottom of this page
Course Duration: 48 weeks
Duration inclusive of holidays: 61 Weeks

Packaging rules to achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate a competency in – 17 units of competency (12 core units and 5 elective units)

CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

 This qualification 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.

Possible occupation titles relating to this qualification: Alcohol and Drugs Worker, Community Support Worker, Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker

Start Date: Thursday 27th July – Geelong
Course Fees: $ 3,000
Courses Fees if eligible for Government Funding: $500
Victorian Government Contribution for Skills First Funded Program $9,828
Textbook Fees: $ 220 – links to purchase book are at the bottom of this page
Course Duration: 48 weeks
Duration inclusive of holidays: 61 Weeks

Packaging rules To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate a competency in – 22 units of competency (16 core units and 6 elective units)

CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

Certificate IV in Mental-Health

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work involves implementing community based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as community based non-government organisations; home based outreach; center-based programs; respite care; residential services, rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.

Work placement: To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

Possible occupation titles relating to this qualification: Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker, Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker, Community Support Worker, Mental Health Support Worker, Mental Health Outreach Worker

Start Date: Thursday 27th July – Geelong (evening courses 5:00pm – 9:00pm)
Fees: $ 2,500
Fees if eligible for Government Funding: $500
Victorian Government Contribution for Skills First Funded Program $5,831
Textbook Fees: $ 220 – links to purchase book are at the bottom of this page
Course Duration: 48 weeks
Duration inclusive of holidays: 61 Weeks
Work Placement Hours: 80 hours throughout course duration 

Packaging rules to achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate a competency in – 15 units of competency (11 core units and 4 elective units)

CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

Diploma of Mental Health

This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide services to clients in relation to mental health issues. They can provide counselling, referral, advocacy and education/health promotion services. These workers are required to have high level specialist knowledge, skills and competencies especially in regard to laws affecting people with mental health issues, the range of services available to them and health issues related to mental health.

Work placement: To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 240 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

Possible occupation titles relating to this qualification: Community Support Worker, Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker, Mental Health Community Worker, Mental Health Rehabilitation Support Worker, Mental Health Outreach Worker, Mental Health Support Worker

Start Date: Thursday 27th July – Geelong
Fees:  $3,000
Fees if eligible for Government Funding: $500
Victorian Government Contribution for Skills First Funded Program $9,210
Textbook Fees: $ 220 – links to purchase book are at the bottom of this page
Course Duration: 48 weeks
Duration inclusive of holidays: 61 Weeks
Work Placement Hours: 160 hours throughout course duration 

Packaging rules To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate a competency in – 20 units of competency (15 core units and 5 elective units)

CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

Text books are available to purchase online, click on the book image to go to suppliers’ site.  All the below books are required for both Certificate IV and Diploma course

 

Turning Point

Turning Point Clinical Treatment Guidelines
Students require

  • 01 Key principles and practices
  • 03 Relapse Prevention
  • 04 Reducing harm for clients who continue to use drugs
  • 10 Managing difficult and complex behaviours
  • 13 Youth alcohol and drug outreach

Optional

  • 05 Controlled drug use interventions
  • 07 working with polydrug users
  • 15 Case management in alcohol and other drug treatment settings