CHCSS00093 - Alcohol and Other Drugs Skill Set

PLEASE NOTE: Courses are only available to Victorian residents. Nationally Recognised Training

Odyssey House Victoria offers candidates the four core competencies for working in the AOD sector. Core competencies are skill sets that are considered essential for working in a particular area. For alcohol and other drugs work, the four core competencies included in course CHC43215 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs that are identified as essential are:

  • CHCAOD001 - Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  • CHCAOD004 - Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCAOD006 - Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCAOD009 - Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

This skill set reflects the skill requirements for support workers providing services to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues


Student's competency against the unit of competency specifications is assessed during each unit undertaken throughout the course. Students are provided with opportunities for re-assessment if they fail to demonstrate competency during assessment tasks.

The assessments also comprise observation of you undertaking various aspects of the role of a practitioner, these are usually completed by a manager or supervisor who has sufficient experience in the task being observed.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

All students are provided with the opportunity to have their prior learning and experience assessed and recognised (Recognition of Prior Learning). Students who have successfully completed whole units of competency with another nationally recognised training provider that are identical to any of those contained within this course can apply for National Recognition.


On successful completion of this course, students will receive:

  • CHCSS00093 - Alcohol and Other Drugs Skill Set
  • Entry Requirements

    This course is suited to those with an existing Social Work, Psychology, Nursing or other allied health qualification.

    There are no entry requirements for this course specified. However in order to work effectively in the sector candidates must be able to perform tasks requiring language, literacy and numeracy skills such as:

    • Reading case notes and reports
    • Writing case notes and reports
    • Conducting and writing assessments

    Flexible Delivery

    The course is provided through self-paced flexible delivery of accredited training with online support in the form of manuals, learning materials and assessments as well as support via telephone, emails and forums. It is suitable for people with intermediate computer literacy. The course comprises face to face workshops, including assessments.

    Questions about Flexible Delivery?
    Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.

    Expected study hours per week: 6-8

    Course duration: approx. 5 months part-time

    Course Start Date

    February 4, 2019.

    Course Fees

    Cost: $1,235.00

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