Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CHCAOD005, 'Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Provide alcohol and other drugs withdrawal services' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element

1. Check client needs

1.1 Review client information and conduct initial withdrawal assessment with the client using an appropriate withdrawal tool according to organisation protocols

1.2 Collaborate with other services as indicated by client needs

1.3 Report behaviour or physical status inconsistent with alcohol and/or drug use to the appropriate person and/or seek assistance

1.4 Identify and respond to the need for medical or emergency assistance as appropriate within scope of own role

1.5 Evaluate client against organisation mission criteria and determine if they have been referred appropriately

1.6 Where referral is not appropriate, support client to access other available services

2. Support management of withdrawal

2.1 Determine most appropriate withdrawal modality based on client needs

2.2 Provide an appropriate environment within which alcohol and/or drug/s withdrawal is to take place

2.3 Monitor client’s physical and psychological state regularly to ensure health and safety according to organisation guidelines

2.4 Provide client with support services within scope of own role

2.5 Identify signs of any concurrent illness and refer appropriately

2.6 Document services provided to client and consult with appropriate persons

3. Evaluate client withdrawal

3.1 Evaluate and discuss outcomes with client and appropriate persons in the organisation

3.2 Discuss relapse and preventative planning measures with client

3.3 Assist client to link with relevant post withdrawal services

3.4 Document outcome of client drug withdrawal