Module 12: working with intoxicated young people: facilitator's guide

Module 12 of Training frontline workers: young people, alcohol and other drugs focuses on helping you to understand and respond appropriately to young people's drug use.

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Project outline

This project, an initiative of the National Illicit Drug Strategy, has developed teaching and learning resources to assist frontline workers address the need of young people on issues relating to illicit drugs. They will support a training organisation in the delivery of training. The modules explore work with young people, drug use and suitable intervention approaches.

Project management

The development of the resources has been managed by:
  • New South Wales Technical and Further Education Commission (TAFE NSW) through the Community Services, Health, Tourism and Hospitality Educational Services Division
  • Drug and Alcohol Office (Western Australia)
  • The Northern Territory Health Service.

Acknowledgements

The original consultations, writing, practitioner review and revision of the materials has involved a large number of services including:
  • Alison Bell Consultancy
  • Centre for Community Work Training, Association of Children's Welfare Agencies (NSW)
  • Community and Health Services (Tas)
  • Community Education and Training (ACT)
  • Curtin University
  • Department of Community Services (NSW)
  • Department of Juvenile Justice (NSW)
  • Drug and Alcohol Office (WA)
  • Health Department of NSW
  • National Centre for Education and Training in Addictions
  • New England Institute of TAFE, Tamworth Campus
  • Northern Territory Health Service NSW
  • Association for Adolescent Health
  • Ted Noff's Foundation (NSW)
  • The Gap Youth Centre (NT)
  • Turning Point (Vic)
  • Youth Substance Abuse Service
  • Youth Action Policy Association (Vic)
This project was funded and supported by the National Illicit Drugs Strategy through the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
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The materials

The final product, provided for distribution on CD-Rom, consists of:
  • a facilitator and learner guide for 12 modules
  • a support text for workplace learning
  • overhead transparencies using Microsoft PowerPoint for each module to support facilitators who choose face-to-face delivery.
Each document has been provided in:
  • Acrobat (pdf) format to ensure stability
  • a Microsoft Word version to enable organisations to amend, add and customise for local needs.
The primary user would be a facilitator/trainer/training organisation that would distribute the learning materials to the learners. They can be used in traditional face to face or through a supported distance mode.

Materials have been prepared to allow direct colour laser printing or photocopying depending on the size and resources of the organisation. It is not envisaged that learners would be asked to print materials.

Assessment

Where assessment of competence is implemented training organisations are reminded of the basis principles upon which assessment should be based:

Assessment is an integral part of learning. Participants, through assessment, learn what constitutes effective practice.

Assessment must be reliable, flexible, fair and valid.
  • To be reliable, the assessment methods and procedures must ensure that the units of competence are applied consistently.

  • To be flexible, assessment should be able to take place on-the-job, off-the-job or in a combination of both. They should be suitable for a variety of learning pathways including work-based learning and classroom based learning.

  • To be fair, the assessment must not disadvantage particular learners.

  • To be valid, the assessment has to assess what it claims to assess.