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.

Employment Opportunities

Employment-Opportunities-ic The Welfare and Community Services sector is one of Australia’s fastest growing sectors and is expected to continue growing.
(Job Outlook)
Employment of drug & alcohol workers is predicted to grow much faster than the average for all occupations.
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.
Demand for drug & alcohol workers may increase as programs for counselling services for drug offenders are mandated.

*source: career hq- careers database

Employment pathways

This qualification could lead to your employment in the aged care industry in the following occupational titles.

  • 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.

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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.

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