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This qualification is designed to prepare you for an entry-level role in the alcohol and other drugs sector, where you will provide services and interventions for clients experiencing drug and alcohol dependency.
The course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience to support people with alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse problems and implement health promotion and community interventions.
The welfare and community services sector is one of Australia’s fastest growing sectors.
Employment for Counsellors is expected to grow by 14.2% to 27,800 persons employed by 2026.
Growth is expected as the population grows, and people seek counselling for an increasing number of issues, including health, drug and alcohol problems, accommodation, relationships, employment, grief and loss, stress management, child development or abuse issues.
Growth is expected in addiction and mental health counselling services, as the potential positive effects of such programs are increasingly recognised, and as more of these programs are covered by health insurance policies.
source: Jobs and Skills Australia, 2021 Employment projections for the five years to 2026 & Career HQ - Careers database
- Drug and alcohol worker
- Community support worker
- Detoxification worker
- Case worker
- Family support worker
- Outreach worker
- Support worker
*If you are eligible for Skills First funding and decide to access your entitlement, the training will be delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Learn more about Skills First Funding click here.
Online Learning (Evening)
Please Note: All course information session and commencement dates are proposed dates and are subject to the numbers of students interested. Please always confirm the details of an information session with one of our office members before you attend.