Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drug 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 CHCAOD511B, 'Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drug 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



1. Apply suitable counselling and support techniques to assist individual with AOD issues

1.1 Ascertain the immediate and proximate needs and goals of client with complex and multiple needs

1.2 Review range of models and techniques, including group activities, to meet assessment outcomes

1.3 Design intervention and support strategies to meet assessment outcomes

1.4 Apply intervention strategies with a range of clients in a range of settings

1.5 Maintain engagement with reticent client

1.6 Explore potential legal and health issues

1.7 Integrate and apply advanced generic counselling competencies to clients affected by alcohol and other drugs

1.8 Document client interventions according to agency policy

2. Review personal and agency ability to deliver service to address all client needs

2.1 Consult and review case management plans

2.2 Ascertain client 's social, emotional and other needs that cannot be met in agency service

2.3 Identify limitations and role boundaries in current practice

2.4 Identify and refer to services able to address client needs

2.5 Monitor and review client progress

2.6 Consult with other services to support their delivery of AOD services within their scope

2.7 Work cooperatively with significant others, co-workers and other services to support client needs

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCAOD511B appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC50408 - Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, other drugs and mental health)
  • CHC50508 - Diploma of Leisure and Health
  • CHC50208 - Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol and other drugs)
  • CHC50108 - Diploma of Disability
  • CHC50308 - Diploma of Community Services (Mental health)
  • HLT61307 - Advanced Diploma of 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)