Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health)

Course overview

Qualification Diploma
Study mode Full-time, Part-time
Duration 1 year
Intakes January, July
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Learn about the pathways to a career in rehabilitation such as counselling for addiction therapy, effective medical and theraputic support, and working in a private rehab clinic or community-based treatment environments or in services such as provided by UK-Rehab.





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Entry Requirements

  • Currently working in a community support alcohol and other drugs work role and have a relevant recognised higher education or vocational education qualification at Certificate IV or above;
  • Have the core Units of Competency from one of the following qualifications OR be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge:
    • Certificate IV in Mental Health OR CHC40412 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs;
  • Have at least one year of full-time equivalent relevant work experience in the industry including being able to demonstrate sufficient responsibility to exercise discretionary judgement and decision making under general guidance;
  • Have a current First Aid Certificate;
  • Be eligible to apply for, and hold a 'Working with Vulnerable People Check' before undertaking any professional placement. Information will be provided on enrolment.


  • Access evidence and apply in practice
  • Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes
  • Conduct assessment and planning as part of the recovery process
  • Develop and implement a behaviour response plan
  • Facilitate consumer, family and carer participation in the recovery process
  • Maintain workplace WHS processes
  • Provide a range of services to people with mental health issues
  • Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drug issues
  • Provide advanced supports to facilitate recovery
  • Provide advocacy and representation services
  • Provide community focused promotion and prevention strategies
  • Provide relapse prevention strategies
  • Provide services to clients with complex needs
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • Use targeted communication skills to build relationships
  • Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector
  • Work effectively in mental health settings
  • Work effectively with clients with complex alcohol and/or other drugs issues
  • Work intensively with clients

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