Workplace Assessment forms can be completed by the applicant's line manager / supervisor. One form is required to be completed for each unit that the applicant is required to take. The line manager/ supervisor is asked to assess your competence, to confirm that you are competent, and to outline the type of evidence on which their assessment is based (such as direct observation of your practice, supervision sessions, or information from appropriate third parties). We do not need supervisors/ managers to provide us with the actual evidence on which they have based their appraisal (for example a portfolio). However, they must be familiar with the applicant's work and be in a position to make an objective judgement about their competence in relation to the unit/s concerned. 

Each Workplace Assessment Report must have been completed within the last 12 months prior to the application - though managers/ supervisors may take into account evidence collected before that time. 

Because the requirements for different jobs vary, some people may not have the chance to demonstrate their competence in a given unit within their current position. However, your line manager / supervisor may base their assessment of your competence in a particular unit on information from another position - such as a previous job or a temporary placement in another role.

For more information about the evidence required for the Drug and Alcohol Professional Certificate

Workplace Assessments must be accompanied by a Senior Manager Approval form.

  NOS compulsory units  Workplace Assessment Report  NOS Code
1 Assess and act upon immediate risk of danger to individuals who have used alcohol and other substances Download PDF


2 Either  Carry out assessment to identify and prioritise needs in substance misuse setting 
or        Carry out comprehensive assessment for alcohol and other substances

Download PDF AF2.2012

Download PDF AF3.2014




Develop effective relationships with individuals

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Promote effective communication

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Promote health, safety and security in the work setting

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Develop your practice through reflection and learning

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Promote the safeguarding of individuals

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Promote the rights and diversity of individuals

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Make use of supervision

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NOS optional units Workplace Assessment Report NOS Code
Support individuals who misuse substances Download PDF


Enable access to services to those affected by someone else's use of alcohol or other substances Download PDF AB7.2014
Raise awareness about substances, their use and effects Download PDF


Develop and disseminate information and advice about health and social well-being Download PDF


Test for alcohol and other substance use Download PDF


Lead the service delivery planning process to achieve outcomes for individuals Download PDF SCDHSC0415
Manage the prescription of controlled drugs for substance users Download PDF AH1.2014
Supply injecting and other relevant equipment to individuals who use substances and facilitate safe disposal Download PDF


Support individuals through detoxification programmes Download PDF AH7.2014
Support individuals to take their medication as prescribed Download PDF GEN135
Work with individuals to encourage a reduction in harmful alcohol consumption and drinking behaviour Download PDF AH10.2014
Use recognised theoretical models to provide therapeutic support to individuals who misuse substances Download PDF AI1.2012
Use recognised theoretical models to provide therapeutic support to groups of individuals who misuse substances Download PDF AI3.2012