Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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Increase your skills and ability to work with people experiencing dependency. Are you already working in the alcohol and other drugs sector or want to develop your skills through further study?
This program is ideal for team leaders and staff with sufficient work experience within the community services sector.
You will learn through a combination of workshops and field trips.
If you are working in the alcohol and other drugs sector (AOD), this program may assist you to advance to team leader or coordinator roles, or work in specialist AOD services.
Formal training in Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is short, accredited training included within the program.
Teaching staff are experienced, highly skilled professionals currently working in the AOD and complex care sector.
Graduates are employed in a range of contexts such as community mental health and AOD organisations, residential rehabilitation services and outreach services.
Classes include a combination of work-related learning, simulated workplace tasks and assessments, role-plays and oral presentations.
Assessment occurs through a variety of methods including:
- written reports
- class participation
- class activities
- online discussion
Guest lecturers will provide relevant and up-to-date industry information.
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
If you are not already working within the AOD sector, you will need to participate in a self-sourced industry project or placement.
With the current shortage of skilled workers in the community services AOD sector, RMIT graduates are highly sought after for a wide range of positions, including those in:
- detox and rehabilitation services
- psycho-social support services – including residential, day program and outreach
- recreational programs
- local government
Successful completion of this program may provide pathway opportunities into undergraduate and postgraduate studies in social work, youth work and psychology.
Job titles include:
- case manager
- community support worker
- drug and alcohol clinician
- intake and assessment worker
- outreach worker
If you are not working in the AOD sector, completion of the Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs can assist you in gaining employment.
If you are working in the AOD sector, this program may assist you to advance to team leader or coordinator roles, or work in specialist AOD services.
This nationally recognised vocational education qualification has been validated by the community services and health industry.
Program and course information
Develop the confidence to assist people with complex issues.
Benefit from intensive training courses that build your knowledge and provide you with useful tools such as coping mechanisms.