CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs

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Course Description

A Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC53215 is great for students seeking a career as drug and alcohol counsellors. This is a high-end qualification and students complete 22 units across workplace management and first aid, counselling, and providing add-on services like relapse prevention and performing interventions.

The Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs CHC53215 is a nationally recognised training qualification and part of the official Community Services Training Package.

Recognition of Prior Learning

The skills and knowledge that you bring to your studies through previous education or employment experience may be credited towards specific units in this course, which can help to shorten your course duration. Please enquire with a course provider to find out more.


The CHC53215 Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs is not available from any Tafe institutions on our database but may be available from other registered training organisations with Government Funding available in your area. See Course Providers.

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Average Duration

12 months

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Nationally Recognised Training

Suitable For

This course is ideal for people who have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Customer and Personal Service

Such as understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.


You have a passion for the study of all aspects of behavior and mental processes.

Social Perceptiveness

Understanding why people react the way they do.

Therapy and Counseling

Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Rehabilitation Counsellor$1,340 weekly pay
Alcohol and Other Drugs Counsellor$1,340 weekly pay


Please enquire with a course provider for a list of course subjects.

Government Funding

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