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CHC53215 Diploma of 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

Course Duration: 48 weeks
Duration inclusive of holidays: 61 Weeks

Fees and Charges Skills First Government funded student Full-fee-paying student
Administration Fee  $ 100  $ 6,000
Textbook Fee  $ 289.70  $ 289.70
Total  $ 389.70  $ 6,289.70

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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 – 2018

Upon successful completion, students will have gained the knowledge and skills required to apply for further studies in either CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management, or pathway to second year entry into Charles Sturt University’s undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Social Work, via online studies or in Australia on campus at Wagga Wagga or Port Macquarie, NSW. For further details and entry requirements to the university pathway, please refer to the website:

Course University Credit Points Degree
CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs Charles Sturt University Up to 8 Subjects

(64 Credit Points)

Bachelor of Social Work

Text books are available to purchase online, click on the book image to go to suppliers’ site.

Working Safely in Community Services : Handbook for Workplaces – WorkSafe Victoria,

Edition 2  October 2006

(Downladable PDF) Free



Mental Health in Australia Collaborative Community Practice

3rd Edition

ISBN: 9780195574883

$ 129.95,-nursing-and-social-work/9780195574883-mental-health-in-australia


Turning Point Clinical Treatment Guidelines

$ 31.95 each

Students require the following $ 159.75

  • 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 $95.85

  • 05 Controlled drug use interventions
  • 07 working with polydrug users

15 Case management in alcohol and other drug treatment settings