Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

CHC53215

Course Overview

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Average Course Fee: $9300

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Average Course Duration: 18 Months

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Australian Apprenticeships
This course is available as an Australian Apprenticeship. The fee and duration of an Australian Apprenticeship may differ in each state or territory – view more details.
Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers who work under broad supervision and guidance and provide services to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues. They can provide counselling, referral and promotion services. These workers require high level specialist knowledge, skills and competencies especially in regard to laws affecting clients, the range of services available to them and health issues related to alcohol and drugs use and misuse.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Student Outcomes

Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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Satisfied with Training

Percentage of graduates in the Society and Culture field who were satisfied with the training (Diploma).

Improved Work Status

Percentage of graduates in the Society and Culture field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Diploma).

Salary

The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Society and Culture field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Diploma).

Jobs

Graduates of the Society and Culture field (Diploma) are most often employed as:

Community and Personal Service Workers

43.0%

Community and Personal Service Workers
Professionals

25.5%

Professionals
Clerical and Administrative Workers

13.9%

Clerical and Administrative Workers

Industries

Graduates of the Society and Culture field (Diploma) are most often employed in:

Health Care and Social Assistance

51.1%

Health Care and Social Assistance
Public Administration and Safety

13.5%

Public Administration and Safety
Education and Training

9.9%

Education and Training

All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Financial Assistance

The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

 

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JobTrainer

If you are leaving school or looking for work, you may be able to study a free or low-fee course through JobTrainer.

For information on courses and occupations that may be available in your region, please select your state or territory.

Subsidised Training

The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
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VET Student Loans

This course is eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The maximum amount that can be loaned for this course is $16,077.

The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881.



Career Information

Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


Community Services Career Pathway

Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs is in the Society and Culture Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Community Services.


Stream

Alcohol & Other Drugs

Certificate II

Certificate III

Advanced Diploma

Stream

Youth Work
Youth Justice
Children’s Services - Early Childhood & School Age Education and Care
Education and School Support
Child, Youth & Family Intervention
Community Services Work - General
Pastoral Care
Social Housing
Aged and Disability Home and Community Care
Mental Health
Celebrancy
Counselling
Case Management
Career and Employment Services

Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".



Australian Apprenticeships


Australian Apprenticeships (also known as apprenticeships and traineeships) combine work with training in a nationally recognised qualification. Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and offer opportunities to learn new skills and be paid in over 500 different jobs.

This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories highlighted in blue on the map. For more information go to the Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website.

 


Australian Apprenticeships Pathways

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