Qualification details

CHC50212 - Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol and other drugs) (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 07/May/2012

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Supersedes and is equivalent to CHC50208 - Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol and other drugs)Updated in V4 Updated core WHS unit. Updated wording of entry requirements. Equivalent vocational outcome. 07/May/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Code' columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Title' columnEssential
CHCAD504B - Provide advocacy and representation servicesProvide advocacy and representation services N/A
CHCAOD402B - Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sectorWork effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector N/A
CHCAOD406E - Work with clients who are intoxicatedWork with clients who are intoxicated N/A
CHCAOD510B - Work effectively with clients with complex alcohol and-or other drugs issuesWork effectively with clients with complex alcohol and-or other drugs issues N/A
CHCAOD511C - Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and-or other drug issuesProvide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and-or other drug issues N/A
CHCAOD512B - Develop and implement a behaviour response planDevelop and implement a behaviour response plan N/A
CHCAOD513A - Provide relapse prevention strategiesProvide relapse prevention strategies N/A
CHCCD420B - Work to empower Aboriginal and-or Torres Strait Islander communitiesWork to empower Aboriginal and-or Torres Strait Islander communities N/A
CHCCH301C - Work effectively in social housingWork effectively in social housing N/A
CHCCH410B - Manage and maintain tenancy agreements and servicesManage and maintain tenancy agreements and services N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 411711 Community Worker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2512-13 Community Worker 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411711 Community Worker 02/Oct/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2512-13 Community Worker 02/Oct/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 02/Oct/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 07/May/2012 
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Modification History

CHC08 Version 3

CHC08 Version 4

Comments

CHC50208 Diploma of Community Services (alcohol and other drugs)

CHC50212 Diploma of Community Services (alcohol and other drugs)

Updated core WHS units

Description

This qualification applies to workers providing services to clients in relation to alcohol and other drugs issues.

The qualification:

  • Includes counselling, referral, advocacy and education/health promotion services
  • Requires 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 drug use and misuse.

Occupational titles  may include:

  • Alcohol and drugs worker
  • Community support worker
  • Community rehabilitation and support worker

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

To gain entry into this qualification a candidate must:

1. Be recently appointed or currently working in a community support alcohol and other drugs work role and have a relevant recognised higher education or vocational education qualification at Certificate IV or above

OR 

2. Be recognised as competent, through a recognised training program or recognition process, against the following qualification (or equivalent):

  • CHC40412 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

OR 

3. Have sufficient work experience in the relevant sector to indicate likely success at this level of qualification in a job role involving:

  • The application of knowledge with depth in some areas and demonstration of a broad range of technical and other skills
  • A wide range of tasks and roles in a variety of contexts, with complexity in the range and choices of actions required
  • The exercise of discretionary judgement and decision making under general guidance.

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

17 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 15 core units
  • 2 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Relevant electives listed below
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages

Core units 

CHCAD504B Provide advocacy and representation services

CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector

CHCAOD510B Work effectively with clients with complex alcohol and/or other drugs issues

CHCAOD511C Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drug issues

CHCAOD512B Develop and implement a behaviour response plan

CHCAOD513A Provide relapse prevention strategies

CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships

CHCCS504B Provide services to clients with complex needs

CHCCW503A Work intensively with clients

CHCICS305B Provide behaviour support in the context of individualised plans

CHCMH504E Provide a range of services to people with mental health issues

CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCPOL501A Access evidence and apply in practice

CHCPROM503A Provide community focused promotion and prevention strategies

HLTWHS401A Maintain workplace WHS processes

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking mental health and/or alcohol and other drugs work need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or more of the following electives is recommended:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

PSPMNGT605B Manage diversity

Relevant electives 

The following grouping of relevant electives is provided to facilitate selection and does not necessarily reflect workplace requirements. Electives may be selected from one or more groups. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

Electives for work with people with mental health issues 

CHCCM501A Coordinate complex case requirements (Note pre-requisite CHCCM404A)

CHCMH401A Work effectively in mental health settings

CHCMH402B Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes

CHCMH404B Conduct assessment and planning as part of the recovery process

CHCMH405A Work collaboratively to support recovery process

CHCMH409A Facilitate consumer, family and carer participation in the recovery process

CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues

CHCMH501A Provide advanced supports to facilitate recovery

CHCMH502A Provide supports for children at risk of mental health problems

CHCMH503A Provide forensic mental health services

Client support electives 

CHCAOD406E Work with clients who are intoxicated

CHCCM404A Undertake case management for clients with complex needs

CHCCM705C Work effectively with carers and families in complex situations

CHCCS305C Assist clients with medication (Note pre-requisite HLTAP301B)

CHCCS417B Provide support and care relating to suicide bereavement

CHCCS426B Provide support and care relating to loss and grief

CHCCSL501A Work within a structured counselling framework

CHCCSL502A Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills

CHCCSL503B Facilitate the counselling relationship

CHCCSL507B Support clients in decision-making processes

CHCCSL509A Reflect and improve upon counselling skills (Note pre-requisites CHCCSL501A, CHCCSL503B, CHCCSL507B)

CHCDFV402C Manage own professional development in responding to domestic and family violence

CHCDFV505C Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence

CHCLLN403A Identify clients with language, literacy and numeracy needs and respond effectively

HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context

HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

Team coordination and management electives 

CHCINF505D Meet statutory and organisation information requirements

CHCNET503D Develop new networks

CHCORG525D Recruit and coordinate volunteers

CHCORG611C Lead and develop others in a community sector workplace

CHCORG627B Provide mentoring support to colleagues

Problem gambling electives 

CHCGMB501A Work effectively in the problem gambling sector

CHCGMB502A Assess the needs of clients with problem gambling issues

CHCGMB503A Provide counselling for clients with problem gambling issues

Social housing  / homelessness electives 

CHCCH301C Work effectively in social housing

CHCCH410B Manage and maintain tenancy agreements and services

CHCCH427B Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

CHCCH428B Work effectively within the Australian housing system

CHCCH522B Undertake outreach work

Social diversity and community support work 

CHCCD420B Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities

CHCCS421B Undertake community sector work within own community

CHCCS506A Promote and respond to workplace diversity

Oral health 

CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health

CHCOHC402A Support clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care

CHCOHC404A Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues

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