Provide alcohol and/or other drug 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 CHCAOD409D, 'Provide alcohol and/or other drug withdrawal services'.
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



1. Check needs of clients

1.1 Question client to ascertain substance/s used, duration of use, average daily intake, time and amount of last dose and how the drug/s was administered

1.2 Report behaviour or physical status inconsistent with alcohol and/or drug (AOD) use to the appropriate person and/or seek assistance

1.3 Provide or seek medical or emergency assistance as appropriate and in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

1.4 Assess client to determine if they meet organisation mission criteria and have been referred appropriately

2. Support management of withdrawal

2.1 Select/provide an appropriate environment within which alcohol and/or other drugs withdrawal is to take place in accordance with organisation policy and procedure

2.2 Monitor client's physical state regularly in accordance with policies and legislation to ensure health and safety

2.3 Monitor client's fluid and nutrition intake in accordance with organisation policies and procedures and under appropriate professional supervision

2.4 Provide client with support services in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

2.5 Document signs of concurrent illness and refer to the appropriate person or medical officer

2.6 Document services provided to client in accordance with organisation and legislative requirements

2.7 Undertake consultation with medical officer in accordance with organisation policies and procedures and relevant legislation

3. Evaluate client withdrawal

3.1 Discuss outcomes with client and appropriate persons in the organisation

3.2 Assess and document outcomes of client drug withdrawal in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

4. Assist clients with ongoing harm minimisation

4.1 Provide client with relevant and current information on alcohol and other drugs and related issues and discuss

4.2 Discuss harm minimisation strategies for alcohol and/or other drug use with client

4.3 Assist client to contact and use self-help and other services

4.4 Provide follow up in accordance with organisation policies and available resources

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCAOD409D appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC40408 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Work
  • CHC40708 - Certificate IV in Community Services Work
  • CHC50608 - Diploma of Community Services Work
  • CHC42508 - Certificate IV in Community Services (Information, advice and referral)
  • CHC40508 - Certificate IV in Mental Health
  • HLT44007 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)
  • HLT61107 - Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)
  • HLT52207 - Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)