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This qualification covers how clients are affected by alcohol and other drugs, the range of services available to them and health issues related to alcohol and other drugs use and misuse.
This course builds skills, knowledge and understanding to provide advanced interventions in the areas of counselling, referral, advocacy, education and promotion services.
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
- Alcohol and other drugs rehabilitation worker
- Community rehabilitation and support worker
- Drug and Alcohol community support worker
- Case worker (Community Services)
- Outreach officer (Alcohol and other drugs)
- Mental health and outreach worker
- Youth alcohol and other drugs 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.
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.