VET Diploma Level Module
This module provides students with the skills and knowledge required to assess and respond to clients with problem gambling issues. Students are introduced to the issue of problem gambling issues. Students are introduced to the issue of problem gambling and provided with the skills to respond appropriately to clients experiencing problem gambling issues, including ongoing assessment, the development of case plans, referral to other services and evaluation of client progress.
The unit of competency CHCGMB502A Assess the needs of clients with problem gambling issues contains three elements or learning outcomes. You will learn to:
assess the needs and status of clients
develop a case plan with the client
The unit of competency CHCGMB503A Provide counselling for clients with problem gambling issues contains five elements or learning outcomes. You will learn to:
provide practical support or information on problem gambling and other issues
provide counselling to clarify personal and systemic issues contributing to client's problem gambling
work with complexity of client issues to support choice and change
work with families and significant others
review client and counselling progress
- What is Problem Gambling?
- Understanding Problem Gambling
- Treatment Options for Problem Gambling
- Counselling for Problem Gambling
- Motivational Interviewing
- Cognitive-Behavioural Interventions for Problem Gambling
- Self-Help for Problem Gambling
- Supporting Family Members and Others Impacted by Gambling
- Monitoring Progress and Preventing Relapse
- Summary and Review
Module Duration and Workload
This module involves a total of 96 hours per term of study including course work component, teacher contact, research and related study activities, translating to approximately 8 hours of study per week. Students will need to allocate additional time for the completion of assessment activities related to the module.