Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC53215

Become a Qualified Alcohol and Drugs Advisor, or Community Rehabilitation and Support Worker

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.

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Start Date
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12 months with self-paced learning.
This is a blended course with all modules delivered online.

Course Overview

Course Modules

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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 Fees Include

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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.

About The Course

Learn How To Develop Successful Intervention and Support Programs To Break The Alcohol and/or Drug Dependency Cycle

Do you want to start a new career helping people dealing with AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs) related issues but don’t know how to get started or qualified? Or are you currently working in community services, disability or mental health roles and want to upgrade your skills for a promotion or open up more job opportunities? The CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs has got you covered.

This nationally-recognised diploma from the Hader Institute of Education will equip you with real-world, hands-on experience and knowledge so you can improve the lives of people who are suffering from drug addiction and substance abuse by assessing the needs of clients with alcohol and other drug issues, developing strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management, working effectively in trauma-informed care, assisting clients with medication, and providing services to future clients with alcohol and other drugs issues including counselling, referral and promotion services.

Flexible Payment Plan Options Available

Want to study this course but can’t afford to pay upfront? No problem! The CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs comes with an interest-free weekly payment plan option catered to your budget.


"I did have concerns with Juggling online learning, my family commitments and work but I have found the format convenient to use and the trainers exceptionally helpful." - Liz