ABOUT PROVIDER

The Centre for Mental Health Learning is the central agency for public mental health workforce development in Victoria. CMHL provides online learning to Mental Health and AOD workers.

Website: https://cmhl.org.au/
Aug 18
Forensic Foundations
clock Duration: 1-2 hours
location Delivery Mode: E-Learn, Online

Enrolments are open. Read instructions on how to access the course!

Forensic Foundations is a self-directed e-learn course for new Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) sector staff to provide foundational knowledge to support the provision of AOD treatment of forensic clients. Click on the ENROL NOW button to be re-directed to the Centre for Mental Health Learning online portal.  

clock Timetable:
location Details:
  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Forensic
  • Priority Population: All
  • Age Group: Adult
  • Location: 

    Online, self-directed learning.

About this training:

The Forensic Foundations E-learn is designed for new Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) sector staff to provide foundational knowledge to support the provision of AOD treatment of forensic clients. This one-hour e-learn will assist you to navigate the forensic AOD system and processes. The content was developed by VAADA and the e-learn was designed by Caraniche. Specifically, the e-learn course will provide you with foundational knowledge about:

  • how a forensic client is defined
  • the differences between forensic and voluntary clients
  • the key stakeholders and their roles and responsibilities
  • the AOD funding system (targets and loadings for forensic treatment)
  • treatment options for forensic clients
  • the main referral pathways between the criminal justice and AOD treatment systems
  • clinical safety, supervision and self-care

This E-learn provides the foundational knowledge that is further expanded on in the Forensic Fundamentals training workshop.

Instructions on enrolling:

NB: workers from Gateway Health will not be able to access the CMHL site at work due to firewall restrictions

  • Click on the ENROL NOW button below.  You will be redirected to the CMHL website
  • Click on SIGN UP (create an account).  Once you have entered your information click SIGN UP again.  Check your inbox to activate your CMHL account
  • Click the link in the email.  SIGN IN to your account using the email and the password you just created
  • On the PROFILE page, complete your professional information and click SAVE PROFILE
  • Now access Forensic Foundations by clicking on COURSES in the left-hand menu
  • Click on VAADA Forensic Foundations
Provider: Centre For Mental Health Learning

Eligibility Criteria

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

ABOUT PROVIDER

Dellie McKenzie is a registered Nurse Practitioner who has worked in the area of alcohol and other drugs for over 20 years, both in the public and private sector, in Victoria and the Northern Territory. She has experience working in emergency departments, hospital consultation liaison, project management, case management, forensic treatment, both inpatient and outpatient withdrawal services, and community-based clinics. Dellie has presented at national and international conferences, lectured in higher education, and produced two educational DVD’s. Dellie currently works with people who inject drugs, providing opiate pharmacotherapy. With a vast background in specialised older adult treatment, Dellie is keen to share her knowledge and experiences with others.

dmckenzieconsulting@gmail.com
Jul 20
Working with Older People and Substance Use
clock Duration: Half-day
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolments are open

Learn practical strategies for working with older people and why we need to provide treatment specifically for them.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

9:30am – 12:30pm

  • Training Type:
  • Topic: Older People, Treatment
  • Priority Population: Older People
  • Age Group: Adult
  • Location: 

    Online

About this training:

IMPORTANT: Enrolments for training will go live approximately two months before training commences. If you do not have an Elevate! account, you will need to create your account first. Every time you wish to enrol into training, you will need to sign in. If you have not signed up to Elevate! previously, click the REGISTER button to create an account, then enrol.

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This training session will explore the reasons why we need to provide treatment specifically for older adults (aged 60 years +) to prevent and reduce AOD related harms. It will cover the unique requirements of this cohort and what factors may impact their treatment journey.

Practical strategies will be considered to incorporate into your current practice and service delivery, with the session designed to be interactive and encourage discussion amongst participants.

Provider: McKenzie Consulting

Eligibility Criteria

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance to attend from your line manager. If you are unable to attend, even if you find out the day before, please cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waiting list.

ABOUT PROVIDER

Dellie McKenzie is a registered Nurse Practitioner who has worked in the area of alcohol and other drugs for over 20 years, both in the public and private sector, in Victoria and the Northern Territory. She has experience working in emergency departments, hospital consultation liaison, project management, case management, forensic treatment, both inpatient and outpatient withdrawal services, and community-based clinics. Dellie has presented at national and international conferences, lectured in higher education, and produced two educational DVD’s. Dellie currently works with people who inject drugs, providing opiate pharmacotherapy. With a vast background in specialised older adult treatment, Dellie is keen to share her knowledge and experiences with others.

dmckenzieconsulting@gmail.com
Jun 22
Working with Older People and Substance Use
clock Duration: Half-day
location Delivery Mode: Online

Training now full

Learn practical strategies for working with older people and why we need to provide treatment specifically for them.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

9:30am – 12:30pm

  • Training Type:
  • Topic: Older People, Treatment
  • Priority Population: Older People
  • Age Group: Adult
  • Location: 

    Online

About this training:

IMPORTANT: Enrolments for training will go live approximately two months before training commences. If you do not have an Elevate! account, you will need to create your account first. Every time you wish to enrol into training, you will need to sign in. If you have not signed up to Elevate! previously, click the REGISTER button to create an account, then enrol.

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This training session will explore the reasons why we need to provide treatment specifically for older adults (aged 60 years +) to prevent and reduce AOD related harms. It will cover the unique requirements of this cohort and what factors may impact their treatment journey.

Practical strategies will be considered to incorporate into your current practice and service delivery, with the session designed to be interactive and encourage discussion amongst participants.

CLICK ENROL NOW TO ENROL AND REGISTER FOR THE ZOOM LINK

Provider: McKenzie Consulting

Eligibility Criteria

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance to attend from your line manager. If you are unable to attend, even if you find out the day before, please cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waiting list.

ABOUT PROVIDER

Dellie McKenzie is a registered Nurse Practitioner who has worked in the area of alcohol and other drugs for over 20 years, both in the public and private sector, in Victoria and the Northern Territory. She has experience working in emergency departments, hospital consultation liaison, project management, case management, forensic treatment, both inpatient and outpatient withdrawal services, and community-based clinics. Dellie has presented at national and international conferences, lectured in higher education, and produced two educational DVD’s. Dellie currently works with people who inject drugs, providing opiate pharmacotherapy. With a vast background in specialised older adult treatment, Dellie is keen to share her knowledge and experiences with others.

dmckenzieconsulting@gmail.com
May 18
Working with Older People and Substance Use
clock Duration: Half-day
location Delivery Mode: Online

Training is now full

Learn practical strategies for working with older people and why we need to provide treatment specifically for them.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

9:30am – 12:30pm

  • Training Type:
  • Topic: Older People, Treatment
  • Priority Population: Older People
  • Age Group: Adult
  • Location: 

    Online

About this training:

IMPORTANT: Enrolments for training will go live approximately two months before training commences. If you do not have an Elevate! account, you will need to create your account first. Every time you wish to enrol into training, you will need to sign in. If you have not signed up to Elevate! previously, click the REGISTER button to create an account, then enrol.

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This training session will explore the reasons why we need to provide treatment specifically for older adults (aged 60 years +) to prevent and reduce AOD related harms. It will cover the unique requirements of this cohort and what factors may impact their treatment journey.

Practical strategies will be considered to incorporate into your current practice and service delivery, with the session designed to be interactive and encourage discussion amongst participants.

Provider: McKenzie Consulting

Eligibility Criteria

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance to attend from your line manager. If you are unable to attend, even if you find out the day before, please cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waiting list.

ABOUT PROVIDER

Thorne Harbour Health was formed in 1983 as a central part of the Victorian community response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Thorne Harbour Health continues to lead the response by providing a range of services which include prevention education, treatment and care of PLHIV and counselling services. Thorne Harbour Health Training and Capacity Building aims to develop your workforce and improve sector capacity through training and education, reflective practice, and secondary consultation. We seek to address those issues and barriers impacting access to LGBTI health by increasing understanding and building the capacity of your organisation.

200 Hoddle St
Abbotsford VIC 3067
Em: education@thorneharbour.org
Ph: 03 9865 6700
web: thorneharbour.org
Jun 24
Trans and Gender Diverse Cultural Sensitivity and Awareness Training
clock Duration: Half-day
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolments are open

Build an understanding of trans and gender diverse health and wellbeing, the impact of discrimination on trans and gender diverse people and explore and develop affirmative policy and practice recommendations.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

10:00 am – 1:00pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Cultural Sensitivity, Diversity
  • Priority Population: LGBTIQ+
  • Age Group: Adult
  • Location: 

    Online

About this training:

IMPORTANT: registrations for training will become live approximately two months prior to start of training. To enrol in this or any training, you must click the link below and fill in the registration. If you do not complete the registration, you will not have a place in the training. If you experience a broken link, please get in touch with us at elevate@vaada.org.au

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This training is facilitated by transgender and gender diverse identified trainers and will support you and your organisation to:

  • Build understanding of trans and gender diverse health and wellbeing
  • Understand the importance and use of respectful and appropriate language
  • Understand the impact of discrimination on trans and gender diverse people
  • Understand and apply the legislative and legal requirements to respect and recognise gender identity
  • Explore and develop trans and gender diverse policy and practice recommendations
  • Develop strategies to create cultural safety
Provider: Thorne Harbour Health

Eligibility Criteria

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance to attend from your line manager. If you are unable to attend, even if you find out the day before, please cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waiting list.

ABOUT PROVIDER

Caraniche is a specialist provider of mental health, drug and alcohol and psychological services to a wide range of clients and customers throughout Victoria. For over 25 years, we have been proud to work with some of the most marginalised people in our society, helping them to get their lives back on track, achieve their potential and improve their mental health and wellbeing. At the heart of everything we do is building connections to improve our clients’ lives.

Level 1/260 Hoddle St,
Abbotsford VIC 3067
Em: admin@caraniche.com.au
Ph: (03) 8417 0500
web: caraniche.com.au
Mar 08
08/03/22 Forensic Fundamentals
clock Duration: Half-day
location Delivery Mode: Online

Forensic Fundamentals is a half-day training session that provides an introduction to information and clinical skills to support work with forensic AOD clients.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

9:30am – 1:30pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Forensic
  • Priority Population: All
  • Age Group: Adult
  • Location: 

    Online

About this training:

IMPORTANT: registrations for training will become live approximately two months prior to start of training. To enrol in this or any training, you must click the link below and fill in the registration. If you do not complete the registration, you will not have a place in the training. If you experience a broken link, please get in touch with us at elevate@vaada.org.au

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The Forensic Fundamentals is a half-day training session that provides an introduction to information and clinical skills to support work with forensic AOD clients. The training is delivered by experienced forensic clinicians and aims to support AOD service providers to work effectively with forensic clients and to collaborate with Justice colleagues to achieve the best outcomes.

What is covered?
The training provides an introduction to offender models of rehabilitation, the links between AOD use and offending, building motivation, responding to treatment interfering behaviours, boundary setting, maintaining safety, collaborative practice and information sharing.

Provider: Caraniche

Eligibility Criteria

The training is suited for any AOD clinician who has completed the Forensic Fundamentals training and has a minimum of 2 years of experience with forensic clients.

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance to attend from your line manager. If you are unable to attend, even if you find out the day before, please cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waiting list.

 

ABOUT PROVIDER

Uniting RTO has provided training to industry workers since 2000. Our comprehensive training is practical, evidence-based and blended to meet the needs of students and industry. Training programs are developed and delivered by trainers with solid industry and training experience, regularly reviewed through industry consultation, latest research, evaluations and consumer input. Uniting offers nationally recognised training: CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health CHCSS00093 Alcohol and Other Drugs Skill Set HLTAID011 Provide First aid HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

26 Jessie St
Coburg VIC 3058
Ph: 03 9386 2876
Email: rto@vt.uniting.org
web:unitingvictas.org.au
Apr 04
04/04/2022 CHCMHS005 Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
clock Duration: 2 months
location Delivery Mode: Blended

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues, It is applicable to support workers in contexts outside the mental health sector, who come into contact with people with mental health issues where services and support provided are not mental health specific.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

4th April – 31st May 2022

Workshop Day 1: 5th May (face to face) *may change to online face to face
Workshop Day 2: 6th May

Weekly 1-hour tutorials (online)

  • Training Type: Accredited
  • Topic: Mental Health
  • Priority Population: All
  • Age Group: Adult
  • Location: 

    Online with workshop days held at 26 Jessie Street, Coburg (TBC)

About this training:

CHCMHS005: Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues is a collaborative, interactive, course for educators and people working with others who have mental health issues. It will help by providing information, problem-solving skills, and tools they need to successfully manage their consumers and clients.  The skills learned may avoid complications, through informed decision-making, and engaging consumers in healthy behaviours.

 

 

Provider: Uniting

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has worked with at least 3 people with mental health issues in ways that support individual empowerment and recovery through:

  • use of communication techniques
  • provision and adaptation of services to meet particular needs

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance to attend from your line manager. If you are unable to attend, even if you find out the day before, please cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waiting list.

ABOUT PROVIDER

Caraniche is a specialist provider of mental health, drug and alcohol and psychological services to a wide range of clients and customers throughout Victoria. For over 25 years, we have been proud to work with some of the most marginalised people in our society, helping them to get their lives back on track, achieve their potential and improve their mental health and wellbeing. At the heart of everything we do is building connections to improve our clients’ lives.

Level 1/260 Hoddle St,
Abbotsford VIC 3067
Em: admin@caraniche.com.au
Ph: (03) 8417 0500
web: caraniche.com.au
Oct 11
Advanced Forensic Training
clock Duration: Two half-days
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolment Now Open

The Advanced AOD Forensics Training is delivered as either a full-day face-to-face training or two half-days online. It is targeted at senior AOD clinicians working with forensic clients who present with multiple complexities.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

9:30am – 1:30pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Forensic
  • Priority Population: All
  • Age Group: Adult
  • Location: 

    Online

About this training:

The Advanced AOD Forensics Training is delivered as either a full-day face-to-face training or two half-days online. It is targeted at senior AOD clinicians working with forensic clients who present with multiple complexities, including personality disorders, significant mental health issues and other co-morbidities in addition to their substance use. The training is delivered by experienced forensic clinicians and provides knowledge and skills for working with complex forensic clients in AOD settings.

What is covered?
The training covers the key challenges in working with complex forensic clients, understanding and strategies for working with these complexities, knowledge about how to work safely with complex forensic clients including those who have committed violent and sexual offences. The training also provides an opportunity to apply the information to your own practice using case examples and group discussion exercises.

Provider: Caraniche

Eligibility Criteria

This training is suited for any AOD clinician who has completed the Forensic Fundamentals training and has a minimum of 2 years’ experience with forensic clients.

ABOUT PROVIDER

Caraniche is a specialist provider of mental health, drug and alcohol and psychological services to a wide range of clients and customers throughout Victoria. For over 25 years, we have been proud to work with some of the most marginalised people in our society, helping them to get their lives back on track, achieve their potential and improve their mental health and wellbeing. At the heart of everything we do is building connections to improve our clients’ lives.

Level 1/260 Hoddle St,
Abbotsford VIC 3067
Em: admin@caraniche.com.au
Ph: (03) 8417 0500
web: caraniche.com.au
Jul 12
Advanced Forensic Training
clock Duration: Two half-days
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolments are open

The Advanced AOD Forensics Training is delivered as either a full-day face-to-face training or two half-days online. It is targeted at senior AOD clinicians working with forensic clients who present with multiple complexities.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

Day 1: Tuesday 12th July, 9:30am – 1:30pm

Day 2: Wednesday 13th July, 9:30am – 1:30pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Forensic
  • Priority Population: All
  • Age Group: Adult
  • Location: 

    Online

About this training:

The Advanced AOD Forensics Training is delivered as either a full-day face-to-face training or two half-days online. It is targeted at senior AOD clinicians working with forensic clients who present with multiple complexities, including personality disorders, significant mental health issues and other co-morbidities in addition to their substance use. The training is delivered by experienced forensic clinicians and provides knowledge and skills for working with complex forensic clients in AOD settings.

What is covered?
The training covers the key challenges in working with complex forensic clients, understanding and strategies for working with these complexities, knowledge about how to work safely with complex forensic clients including those who have committed violent and sexual offences. The training also provides an opportunity to apply the information to your own practice using case examples and group discussion exercises.

Provider: Caraniche

Eligibility Criteria

Suited to any AOD clinician who has completed the Forensic Fundamentals training and has a minimum of 2 years experience with forensic clients.

 

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance to attend from your line manager. If you are unable to attend, even if you find out the day before, please cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waiting list.

ABOUT PROVIDER

Caraniche is a specialist provider of mental health, drug and alcohol and psychological services to a wide range of clients and customers throughout Victoria. For over 25 years, we have been proud to work with some of the most marginalised people in our society, helping them to get their lives back on track, achieve their potential and improve their mental health and wellbeing. At the heart of everything we do is building connections to improve our clients’ lives.

Level 1/260 Hoddle St,
Abbotsford VIC 3067
Em: admin@caraniche.com.au
Ph: (03) 8417 0500
web: caraniche.com.au
Oct 04
Forensic Fundamentals
clock Duration: Half-day
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolments Now Open

Forensic Fundamentals is a half-day training session that provides an introduction to information and clinical skills to support work with forensic AOD clients.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

9:30am – 1:30pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Forensic
  • Priority Population: All
  • Age Group: Adult
  • Location: 

    Online

About this training:

IMPORTANT: registrations for training will become live approximately two months prior to start of training. To enrol in this or any training, you must click the link below and fill in the registration. If you do not complete the registration, you will not have a place in the training. If you experience a broken link, please get in touch with us at elevate@vaada.org.au

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The Forensic Fundamentals is a half-day training session that provides an introduction to information and clinical skills to support work with forensic AOD clients. The training is delivered by experienced forensic clinicians and aims to support AOD service providers to work effectively with forensic clients and to collaborate with Justice colleagues to achieve the best outcomes.

What is covered?
The training provides an introduction to offender models of rehabilitation, the links between AOD use and offending, building motivation, responding to treatment interfering behaviours, boundary setting, maintaining safety, collaborative practice and information sharing.

Provider: Caraniche

Eligibility Criteria

The training is suited for any AOD clinician who has completed the Forensic Fundamentals training and has a minimum of 2 years of experience with forensic clients.

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance to attend from your line manager. If you are unable to attend, even if you find out the day before, please cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waiting list.