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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

Start Date: Tuesday 10th October, Geelong – Evening Course
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

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

Turning point Volumes required 

  • 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


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