CHCAOD004 - Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

Unit code: CHCAOD004 | Study level: TAFE
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City Flinders
Footscray Nicholson
Industry
Sunshine
Werribee
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Overview

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and conduct assessments of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) clients to determine eligibility, service requirements and referral needs. This includes knowledge of factors affecting assessment for a range of different client groups including different genders, youth, older people, mandated and voluntary clients, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.  This unit applies to people involved in the assessment of clients with AOD issues using established organisation or jurisdictional AOD assessment tools.

Assessment

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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • assessed at least 2 clients in different settings, presenting with alcohol and/or other drug issues, and;
  • used communication skills, including: interpreting verbal and non-verbal communication; establishing rapport with client; managing conflict; active listening; negotiating.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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