Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

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 CHCAOD008, 'Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes

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

1. Design intervention and support strategies

1.1 Evaluate information from client assessment and treatment plan

1.2 Determine the immediate and proximate needs and goals of the client

1.3 Review the scope of client needs and client interactions with other support services

1.4 Identify therapeutic models and techniques with potential to meet desired outcomes

1.5 Analyse and select specific options and strategies that best meet client needs

1.6 Integrate techniques and strategies to maximise potential outcomes for client

2. Implement intervention and support strategies

2.1 Establish professional relationship within appropriate worker/client boundaries

2.2 Use counselling and other intervention techniques and strategies as planned

2.3 Recognise and respond to difficult or challenging situations

2.4 Adapt and refine approaches based on client interactions and own observations

2.5 Maintain engagement with reticent or reluctant clients

2.6 Include exploration of issues beyond the immediate scope of the intervention that may impact on progress

2.7 Document client interventions according to organisation policy

3. Make holistic evaluation of client progress

3.1 Monitor and review client progress against planned goals

3.2 Adjust intervention and support strategies based on outcomes of review

3.3 Evaluate personal and agency ability to deliver services that address all client needs

3.4 Determine client’s physical, social, emotional and other needs that cannot be met in agency service

4. Collaborate with others

4.1 Identify other options and services able to assist client needs

4.2 Consult with other services about potential to provide services to clients and for shared care work

4.3 Make referrals to other services according to organisation protocols

4.4 Work collaboratively with significant others, co-workers and other services to support client needs