Warrnambool, Portland, Hamilton, Colac
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|18 March 2024
|One evening a week (Mondays 5.30pm to 8.30pm) via a virtual classroom.
Boost your skills with the Alcohol and Other Drugs Skill Set. This course is aimed at support workers who provide services to clients with alcohol and other drug issues. The skill set is suitable for people who hold a Certificate III level or higher qualification in community services or a related field. It's also ideal for people who have skills equivalent to the qualification or have had substantial industry experience. This course is currently fee free for eligible students.
This skill set will help you to gain recognition of your experience providing alcohol and other drug support in the community and health industry.
You will learn specialised skills to recognise and work effectively with clients who experience alcohol and/or other drug issues.
You will gain skills in working in an alcohol and other drugs context, assessing the needs of clients, providing interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues and developing and reviewing individual treatment plans.
The Alcohol and Other Drugs Skill Set has been endorsed by industry and is suitable for people who have (one of):
One evening a week (Mondays 5.30pm to 8.30pm) via a virtual classroom*. A further one to two hours per week of independent learning on SWTAFE Online is expected.
*Virtual classroom - a live online teaching and learning environment where teachers and students can present course materials, engage, interact, and work in groups together.
The units in this course provide credit towards a range of qualifications in Community Services, including the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC43215.
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
You must be aged 18 or over to be able to enrol in this course.
You must also hold one of the following:
|Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
|Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
|Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues
|Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The course fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Course fee funding is made available to eligible individuals by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect opportunities to access additional funding in the future. An accurate quote for this course will be provided during the enrolment process.
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|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
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Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.
If you need any assistance with applying, contact our team on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.
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