Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC53215

The CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs prepares you for a career helping people with AOD issues. Gain practical skills for client assessment, relapse prevention, trauma-informed care, and counseling to enhance job opportunities in related fields.
Course Provider
Hader Institute of Education
(RTO 22557)
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Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification

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Self Paced Study

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Upfront payment or flexible interest-free weekly payment plan from $77 per week. There is no government funding available for this course.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
12 months with self-paced learning.
This is a blended course with all modules delivered online.
Career Outcomes
  • Social Worker
  • Alcohol and Drugs Advisor
  • Support Worker
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Welfare Coordinator
  • Dual Diagnosis Practitioner
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Worker
  • Refugee Liaison Officer
  • Mental Health Worker
Course Modules
  1. CHCADV005 Provide Systems Advocacy Services
  2. CHCAOD001 Work in an Alcohol and Other Drugs Context
  3. CHCAOD004 Assess Needs of Clients with Alcohol and Other Drugs Issues
  4. CHCAOD006 Provide Interventions for People with Alcohol and Other Drugs Issues
  5. CHCAOD007 Develop Strategies for Alcohol and Other Drugs Relapse Prevention and Management
  6. CHCAOD008 Provide Advanced Interventions to Meet the Needs of Clients with Alcohol and Other Drug Issues
  7. CHCAOD009 Develop and Review Individual Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Plans
  8. CHCCCS004 Assess Co-Existing Needs
  9. CHCCOM006 Establish and Manage Client Relationships
  10. CHCDIV001 Work with Diverse People
  11. CHCMHS005 Provide Services to People with Co-Existing Mental Health and Alcohol and other Drugs Issues
  12. CHCMHS007 Work Effectively in Trauma-Informed Care
  13. CHCPOL003 Research and Apply Evidence to Practice
  14. CHCPRP002 Collaborate in Professional Practice
  15. CHCPRP003 Reflect on and Improve Own Professional Practice
  16. HLTAID003 Provide First Aid (Need to Have Completed Unit Previously, and Provide Valid First Aid Certificate from Another Provider)


Elective Units

  1. CHCAOD005 Provide Alcohol and Other Drugs Withdrawal Services
  2. CHCGRP003 Plan, Facilitate and Review Psycho-Educational Groups
  3. CHCMHS002 Establish Self-Directed Recovery Relationships
  4. CHCMHS009 Provide Early Intervention, Health Prevention and Promotion Programs
  5. CHCMHS011 Assess and Promote Social, Emotional and Physical Wellbeing
  6. HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication
Course Fees Include
Course Entry Requirements
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have completed education to a level equivalent to an Australian Senior High School Year 12, or has completed an AQF Certificate IV level qualification.
  • Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks related to recording workplace documents including reading and writing detailed reports, case notes, reports and other documents, interpreting workplace policy and procedure and reporting hazards. Learners are required to pass an online LLN assessment test.
  • Have sound computer skills to navigate simple software to complete the online component of this course and must be able to use intermediate level Word features in order to produce and present word-processed documents/ reports.
  • Have access to a laptop and internet to complete this online course.
  • This course does not accept International Students.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

This course is eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). RPL considers the knowledge and skills you have gained through your previous education and work history, attributing this to your enrolled qualification course. This may be through formal or informal training and can result in credits towards your qualification. For more information submit an enquiry to speak with a course advisor.

Learning Support

You will be supported throughout your course and will gain access to administration support, guidance service, and a trainer with extensive experience and expertise in the course content and industry sector.

Make a difference in your community and enjoy a rewarding career

The past decade has seen a vast increase in the number of people needed for employment in community and mental health services. One in three Australians will experience mental health challenges at some point in their lives, and this qualification will equip you with the knowledge and understanding to help those affected by mental health issues. This Diploma equips you with specialised skills that will enable you to provide professional support and guidance to diverse groups and individuals.

What you will learn?

You will learn how to offer support to people from varied backgrounds and how to assist those who may have mental health issues. There will be advice on skills and techniques which you can implement to promote recovery and well being. You will further develop your skills on health and safety and decision making.

Who is this online course for?

The CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health Online would suit those who are looking to develop specialist skills to work with clients who face challenges with their mental health. It would also appeal to those who have some work or volunteer experience in community services or health and want to branch out into mental health work.

Practical (work) placement

The requirements for this qualification includes a minimum of 160 hours of work placement to achieve the course outcomes for the following units of competency: Students are required to complete 160 hours of work placement in a suitable facility. If a learner is currently in the industry some sign off will be accepted from their current workplace. For learners who do not currently have a suitable workplace, Hader Institute will assist the learner to find a suitable facility. The learner will utilise a work placement log book to record their hours of work placement. The learner is required to sign a confidentiality agreement with the facility.

Who is responsible for your training?

Hader Institute of Education is responsible under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 for the quality of the training and assessment being delivered in this course and for the issuance of all Australian Qualification Framework certificates.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Hader Institute of Education

At Hader Institute of Education (RTO 45162), they recognise that education is the pathway to opportunity. As the leading online education and training provider to individuals wanting to pursue a career in Mental Health, Alcohol and other Drugs, and Counselling, they take this responsibility seriously. Mental and substance use disorder doesn’t just affect the individual, but also the wider community. As an institution that cares deeply about their fellow humans, Hader Institute of Education shows up in the education sector wholeheartedly, with a desire to create positive and lasting change. Their institution is relatively new. They knew that starting an organization at this time came with a responsibility to look beyond "business-as-usual." That’s why Hader Institute of Education is using their business to create the kind of positive change that society truly needs. This goes directly to who they are at Hader Institute of Education and why they exist - they believe in a future where everyone feels included, connected, valued, and belongs. This belief inspires their mission…through learning, community, and support, Hader Institute of Education is here to empower people to help each other on their paths to discovery and transformation. By focusing their efforts on supporting good mental health and wellbeing – through their people, learners, their industry, and the wider community – they help each other on their paths to self-discovery; together building a connected and inclusive future where they all belong. Right now, we live in times of crisis, uncertainty, and for many, self-doubt. But these times are also filled with great opportunities; to rise to the challenges we face and to demonstrate what human endeavor can achieve, especially when we work together. This is the kind of stuff that dreams are made of. When Hader Institute of Education helps people take control of their lives, they open the door to self-belief. The magic happens here. It’s where the impossible becomes possible and where people connect to the power of their dreams. If ever there was a need for people to dream of a better, more connected, and inclusive future, now is that time. If this connects with you, then come and join Hader Institute of Education's community of fellow dreamers. ‍ Together, let’s make a difference, today.
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