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ABOUT PROVIDER

Turning Point is a national treatment, research and education centre providing leadership in alcohol, drug, gambling and mental health sectors in Victoria. Combining research in clinical, population health and policy fields with service innovation, Turning Point assists services, communities and the Victorian government respond to alcohol, drug and gambling issues.

110 Church St
Richmond VIC 3121
Em: Michelle.Iannacone@turningpoint.org.au
Ph: 03 8413 8700
web: turningpoint.org.au
Jan 31
31/01/22 Alcohol and Other Drugs Skillset CHCSS00093 (Youth Focused and Lived Experience)
clock Duration: See dates and classes below
location Delivery Mode: Online

**THIS TRAINING IS NOW FULL**
Apply now for all four units in the Alcohol and Other Drugs Skill Set CHCSS00093, delivered by Turning Point in partnership with YSAS and SHARC, focusing on youth and the lived experience. All four units will be delivered online, with virtual classes co delivered by the three partner organizations.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drug context

Online and virtual classes:
Monday 31st January 2022 – Friday 25th March 2022
Mandatory virtual classes from 9.30am – 2:00pm on the 8th and 15th February and the 1st March 2022

CHCAOD004 Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

Online and virtual classes:
Tuesday 26th April 2022 – Friday 24th June 2022
Mandatory virtual classes 9.30am – 2:00pm on the 5th, 12th and 19th May 2022.

CHCAOD009 Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

Online and virtual classes:
Monday 18th July 2022 – Friday 9th September 2022
Mandatory virtual classes 9.30 AM – 2 PM on the 27th July and 10th and 24th August 2022.

CHCAOD006 Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues

Online and virtual classes:
Monday 3rd October 2022 – Friday 25th November 2022
Mandatory virtual classes 9.30am -2:00pm on the 12th and 19th October and the 2nd November 2022.

  • Training Type: Accredited, AOD Skill Set
  • Topic: Diversity, Family, Harm Reduction, Treatment
  • Priority Population: Youth
  • Age Group: Youth
  • Location: 

    Online with virtual classes

About this training:

IMPORTANT: registrations for training will become live approximately two months prior to start of training. To enrol in this or any training, you must click the link below and fill in the registration. If you do not complete the registration, you will not have a place in the training. If you experience a broken link, please get in touch with us at elevate@vaada.org.au

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Description

Turning Point (RTO 6948) has been contracted by the Department of Health (DH Victoria) to provide competency training and assessment opportunities to the Victorian AOD workforce.

This training is targeted at new employees currently in the AOD sector and has been contextualised for the AOD sector.  In developing and delivering this skill set, Turning Point has worked with YSAS and SHARC, experts in understanding young people and their alcohol and drug use.  Trainers with relevant experience within the Youth AOD Sector and Lived Experience in the Victorian AOD sector are involved in the delivery of these competencies.

Units of Competency: 

CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drug context
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and work within the current context, philosophy and values of the AOD sector and applies to workers who come into contact with clients affected by alcohol and other drugs.

CHCAOD004 Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and conduct assessments of 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.

CHCAOD009 Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with clients to establish treatment goals and to develop and evaluate individual treatment plans to meet those goals.

The purpose of the training is to enable participants to develop treatment plans with, and for, clients with AOD issues on the basis of an existing assessment and within established organisation guidelines.

CHCAOD006 Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to confirm, conduct and monitor evidence-based intervention strategies to address alcohol and other drugs issues. This unit includes applying standard processes and procedures to effectively manage tasks and contingencies required in the context of the work role.

The purpose of the training is to enable participants to develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to prepare clients for interventions and deliver those interventions under supervision, within the scope of an established individual treatment plan.

Provider: Turning Point

Eligibility Criteria

To enrol in the CHCSS00093 AOD Skills Set you must be employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

This is an expression of interest only and you must be available to attend all mandatory virtual classes advertised for all units of competency.  These four (4) units of competency are part of the AOD Skills Set.

You will be notified via email if you have been successful in securing a place and you will be required to accept your offer by a due date, as demand for this skillset is high and there are limited places.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance to attend from your line manager. If you are unable to attend, even if you find out the day before, please cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waiting list.