Course Catalogue: Diploma of Problem Gambling
This qualification applies to workers providing services to clients in relation to problem gambling issues. It includes counselling, referral, advocacy and education/health promotion services. It requires high level specialist knowledge, skills and competencies especially in regard to laws affecting clients, the range of services available to them, models of work and interrelationship of issues affecting clients with problem gambling.
Workers at this level will be required to have an understanding of Indigenous culture and history and to work with local communities in the provision of services.
The packaging of this course requires that the Compulsory units listed in bold below have been already competed at Certificate IV level The course is embedded in the Diploma of Counselling and is listed here to highlight qualification compliance and to provide clarity.
Occupational names may include:
- Problem Gambling Worker
- Problem Gambling Counsellor
Who should enrol for this course?
Enrolment for this course will focus on recruiting students from the following in order:
- New and existing Aboriginal Health Workers working in a context which fits with a Diploma level qualification where problem gambling counselling is or could be conducted with clients
- Graduates of relevant Certificate IV courses wishing to further their studies
- Students needing to gain this qualification as a relevant Diploma qualification for further study or Recognition
- Workers seeking a career transition with a readily transferable qualification pathway and relevant work experience at Certificate IV level or higher to work with Aboriginal clients and communities
Units of Competency
Listed below are the thirteen core units that are required for this qualification:
- CHCGMB501A Work effectively in the problem gambling sector
- CHCGMB502A Assess the needs of clients with problem gambling issues
- CHCGMB503A Provide counselling for clients with problem gambling issues
- HLTHIR403B Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers Changed to this as code was wrong
- CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships changed to this as the code was outdated
- CHCINF403C Coordinate information systems changed to the new code
- CHCCS400A Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework changed to the new code
- CHCCS405C Identify and address specific client needs changed to new code
- CHCCS521A Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide changed to new code
- CHCCSL503A Facilitate the counselling relationship changed to new code
- CHCCSL507A Support clients in decision -making processes changed to new code
- CHCCSL509A Reflect and improve upon counselling skills changed to new code
- CHCOHS312A Follow safety procedures for direct care work changed to new code
Three elective units are required to complete this qualification - 3 units must be selected:
2 elective units must be selected from the units listed below or other Community Services Training Package units available at this or higher levels, and 1 unit may be selected from this elective list or from other relevant National Training Package units available at Diploma level or from enterprise specific units.
Note 1: Where national enterprise units are included as options, these must be nationally endorsed (see introduction regarding new units and customisation).
- CHCAD1C Advocate for clients
- CHCCD2B Provide community education projects
- CHCCD4B Develop and implement community programs
- CHCCD13B Work within specific communities
- CHCDFV10B Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
- CHCGROUP3C Plan and conduct group activities
- CHCNET4A Work with other services
- CHCORG5B Maintain an effective work environment
- CHCQM601A Manage an accreditation process
- CHCRF2A Provide early intervention support children and families
- CHCTC3A Provide counselling in crisis situations
- CHCFIN2A Determine client needs in respect to financial issues
- CHCCS601A Work with clients with unique needs
- CHCPOL3A Undertake research activities
- CHCCS403A Provide brief intervention
- CHCAOD2C Orientation to the alcohol and other drugs sector
- CHCMH1B Orientation to mental health work
The course structure has been packaged in such a way as to allow a joint qualification of Diploma of Problem Gambling Counselling and CHC51708 Diploma of Counselling. One qualification can be awarded without the other provided the correct core units as highlighted in the course structure and the appropriate elective packaging is completed. In addition the optional electives can be substituted for the Problem Gambling Block without affecting the integrity of the Diploma of Counselling qualification.