CHCAOD002 - Work with clients who are intoxicated

    Unit code: CHCAOD002 | Study level: TAFE
    Footscray Nicholson


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond to the immediate and ongoing needs of people intoxicated by alcohol and/or other drugs, with a focus on harm minimisation.  This unit applies to people working in alcohol and other drugs (AOD) services and other community service delivery contexts.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each competency unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of project and 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:

    • provided services to at least 2 intoxicated clients;
    • used the following communication and interpersonal skills in dealing with intoxicated clients:
    • management of difficult and aggressive behaviour;
    • non-judgmental communication;
    • conflict resolution;
    • negotiation;
    • self-protection.

    Required reading

    Lecturer will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of VU produced Workbooks.

    As part of a course

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