ABOUT PROVIDER

We provide a full suite of advisory services to help health service organisations accelerate change. We work with leading international organisations, governments and not for profit agencies across Australia and internationally. Our consultancy vision is for a thriving service system that provides the best policy and practice responses right across the spectrum of alcohol and other drug use. We see the AOD sector as an area that has continuous improvement at its core and is resilient and adaptable to change. Our mission is to ensure governments and services have the tools they need to respond effectively and efficiently to people who use alcohol and other drugs to reduce harms.

PO Box 359
Elwood VIC 3184
Ph: 1300 988 184
Email: training@360edge.com.au
web: 360edge.com.au
Aug 18
Superskills Supervision Specifics for Group Settings
clock Duration: Half-day
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolments are open

This training builds on skills learnt in Superskills for Supervisors and the Top-up workshops as it relates to group settings

clock Timetable:
location Details:

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Supervision/Supervisee
  • Priority Population: All
  • Age Group: All
  • 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 half-day module builds on the Superskills for Supervisors core and Top-up workshops and allows supervisors to delve more deeply into supervision models, practices and issues related to delivering group supervision.

Provider: 360 Edge

Eligibility Criteria

This is a specialist skills workshop suitable for advanced practitioners who are current or future practice supervisors providing group supervision.

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
Aug 11
Foundation Supervision Skills for the AOD sector
clock Duration: Half-day
location Delivery Mode: Online

CLOSING SOON. ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT

Supervision is a critical tool to support best practice, professional development and the wellbeing of staff through reflection and analysis of on-the-job experience.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

9:30am – 1:00pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Supervision/Supervisee
  • Priority Population: All
  • Age Group: All
  • 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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Provider: Caraniche

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

We provide a full suite of advisory services to help health service organisations accelerate change. We work with leading international organisations, governments and not for profit agencies across Australia and internationally. Our consultancy vision is for a thriving service system that provides the best policy and practice responses right across the spectrum of alcohol and other drug use. We see the AOD sector as an area that has continuous improvement at its core and is resilient and adaptable to change. Our mission is to ensure governments and services have the tools they need to respond effectively and efficiently to people who use alcohol and other drugs to reduce harms.

PO Box 359
Elwood VIC 3184
Ph: 1300 988 184
Email: training@360edge.com.au
web: 360edge.com.au
Jul 12
Superskills Supervision Specifics for Residential Settings
clock Duration: Half-day
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolments are open

This half-day module builds on the Superskills for Supervisors core and Top-up workshops.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

Tuesday 12th July 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Supervision/Supervisee
  • Priority Population: All
  • Age Group: All
  • 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 half-day module builds on the Superskills for supervisors core and top-up workshops and allows supervisors to delve more deeply into supervision models, practices and issues related to residential settings.

Provider: 360 Edge

Eligibility Criteria

This is a specialist skills workshop suitable for advanced practitioners who are current or future practice supervisors in residential settings.

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

We provide a full suite of advisory services to help health service organisations accelerate change. We work with leading international organisations, governments and not for profit agencies across Australia and internationally. Our consultancy vision is for a thriving service system that provides the best policy and practice responses right across the spectrum of alcohol and other drug use. We see the AOD sector as an area that has continuous improvement at its core and is resilient and adaptable to change. Our mission is to ensure governments and services have the tools they need to respond effectively and efficiently to people who use alcohol and other drugs to reduce harms.

PO Box 359
Elwood VIC 3184
Ph: 1300 988 184
Email: training@360edge.com.au
web: 360edge.com.au
May 12
Superskills Top-up for Supervisors
clock Duration: 1 day workshop
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolments are open

For supervisors who already have at least one practitioner or group, this refresher workshop will help to hone your skills.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Supervision/Supervisee
  • Priority Population: All
  • Age Group: All
  • 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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Our top-up workshop is suitable for supervisors who already have supervised at least one practitioner or group. The supervisor refresher workshop will follow similar content to the core skills workshop but with advanced discussion and more time to practice key skills. It will cover roadblocks and troubleshooting during supervision. It will allow supervisors to engage more deeply with the content. The focus is on embedding the core skills through self-reflection and self-practice.

Provider: 360 Edge

Eligibility Criteria

This is a specialist skills workshop suitable for advanced practitioners who are current or future practice supervisors.

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

arbias Ltd. is a not for profit national company established in 1990. arbias Ltd. provides specialist services for people with acquired brain injury and high complex needs which include alcohol and other substances, and mental health disorders. Our services include Neuropsychology assessment, Training provided by Clinical Neuropsychologists for people working with clients with ABI, Community Programs, NDIS Services, Housing, and TAC Intensive Outreach Support Coordination.

arbias
27 Hope St
Brunswick VIC 3056
E: EnquiriesVIC@arbias.com.au
Ph: 03 8388 1222
web: arbias.org.au
Sep 06
The Interplay between ABI, Mental Health, and AOD: Untangling the Complexity: Half Day Module
clock Duration: Half-day
location Delivery Mode: Online

Training full

Let us provide insight into mental health disorders and associated cognitive difficulties, including co-occurring mental health difficulties and ABI. We will specifically look at substance use and ABI for an understanding of behaviours of concern in such contexts.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

9:30am – 12:30pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: ABI, Cognitive
  • Priority Population: All
  • Age Group: All
  • 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 aim of this module is to provide participants with knowledge and skills for working with people who have an ABI who present with alcohol and/or substance use and mental health issues.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this session it is anticipated that participants will be able to:

  • Know how to screen for ABI risk factors and how to refer for further assessment
  • Describe a number of common mental health disorders
  • Understand how alcohol and other substance-related brain injury occurs and their common consequences
  • Understand how complexity/comorbidity occurs
  • Implement strategies to assist with working with complexity
  • Understand brain-behaviour relationships and the effects of ABI on behaviour
Provider: arbias

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

arbias Ltd. is a not for profit national company established in 1990. arbias Ltd. provides specialist services for people with acquired brain injury and high complex needs which include alcohol and other substances, and mental health disorders. Our services include Neuropsychology assessment, Training provided by Clinical Neuropsychologists for people working with clients with ABI, Community Programs, NDIS Services, Housing, and TAC Intensive Outreach Support Coordination.

arbias
27 Hope St
Brunswick VIC 3056
E: EnquiriesVIC@arbias.com.au
Ph: 03 8388 1222
web: arbias.org.au
Jun 22
The Interplay between ABI, Mental Health, and AOD: Untangling the Complexity: Half Day Module
clock Duration: Half-day
location Delivery Mode: Online

Training now full

Let us provide insight into mental health disorders and associated cognitive difficulties, including co-occurring mental health difficulties and ABI. We will specifically look at substance use and ABI for an understanding of behaviours of concern in such contexts.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: ABI, Cognitive
  • Priority Population: All
  • Age Group: All
  • 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 aim of this module is to provide participants with knowledge and skills for working with people who have an ABI who present with alcohol and/or substance use and mental health issues.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this session it is anticipated that participants will be able to:

  • Know how to screen for ABI risk factors and how to refer for further assessment
  • Describe a number of common mental health disorders
  • Understand how alcohol and other substance-related brain injury occurs and their common consequences
  • Understand how complexity/comorbidity occurs
  • Implement strategies to assist with working with complexity
  • Understand brain-behaviour relationships and the effects of ABI on behaviour
Provider: arbias

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

We provide a full suite of advisory services to help health service organisations accelerate change. We work with leading international organisations, governments and not for profit agencies across Australia and internationally. Our consultancy vision is for a thriving service system that provides the best policy and practice responses right across the spectrum of alcohol and other drug use. We see the AOD sector as an area that has continuous improvement at its core and is resilient and adaptable to change. Our mission is to ensure governments and services have the tools they need to respond effectively and efficiently to people who use alcohol and other drugs to reduce harms.

PO Box 359
Elwood VIC 3184
Ph: 1300 988 184
Email: training@360edge.com.au
web: 360edge.com.au
Apr 13
13/04/2022 Superskills Core Skills for Supervisors
clock Duration: 2 days
location Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Relevant approaches to Supervision for workers in the AOD sector. Gain a deep understanding of the ‘why’ as well as the ‘what’ of supervision in this training by 360edge.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

Day 1, April 13, 2022: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Day 2, April 14, 2022: 9:30am -4:30 pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Supervision/Supervisee
  • Priority Population: All
  • Age Group: All
  • Location: 
    Catholic Leadership Centre
    576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne
About this training:

Gain a deep understanding of the ‘why’ as well as the ‘what’ of supervision and ensure that you have the right theoretical and practical foundation skills to offer powerful practice supervision across different contexts and supervisees. Learn about developing and implementing supervision contracts and plans, assessing supervisee development needs, and navigating challenges and roadblocks.

  • Understand the relevant approaches to supervision in the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) sector
  • Understand and apply structured practical supervisory processes to deepen core supervisory relationship skills, including listening, questioning, guiding, and giving and receiving feedback
  • Increase skills in motivating staff to use reflective practice
  • Understand and utilise a framework to support decision making with ethical dilemmas

Travel To This Training: As this training is planned to be in-person, those people needing to travel into Melbourne and stay overnight may be eligible for the travel contribution to support them attend. Please read the details for the travel contribution at the tab on this website and make contact if you need any further details https://elevate.vaada.org.au/travel-contributions/

 

Provider: 360 Edge

Eligibility Criteria

This is a specialist skills workshop suitable for advanced practitioners who are current or future practice supervisors.

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

Gaby Bruning is an independent presenter who has experience working with Aboriginal clients in the AOD sector as an AOD Clinician and Harm Reduction Practitioner

Em: gabylbruning@gmail.com
Nov 23
Trauma and Harm Reduction in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
clock Duration: 2 hours
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolments open September

An interactive conversation about how trauma can affect Aboriginal clients and engage with Aboriginal clients seeking AOD support while following the principles of Harm Reduction.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

10:00am – 12:00pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Cultural Sensitivity, Harm Reduction, Trauma
  • Priority Population: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Age Group: All
  • 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 is an interactive conversation about trauma and harm reduction when supporting Aboriginal clients. These sessions allow for a safe space to ask any questions about working with Aboriginal clients who are experiencing trauma while following the principles of harm reduction.

By attending this session, we hope you can walk away with a better understanding of the impacts of intergenerational trauma, engaging with Aboriginal clients in a culturally safe way, and the importance of harm reduction.

Provider: Gaby Bruning

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

Gaby Bruning is an independent presenter who has experience working with Aboriginal clients in the AOD sector as an AOD Clinician and Harm Reduction Practitioner

Em: gabylbruning@gmail.com
Aug 17
Trauma and Harm Reduction in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
clock Duration: 2 hours
location Delivery Mode: Online

This Training is Now Full

An interactive conversation about how trauma can affect Aboriginal clients and engage with Aboriginal clients seeking AOD support while following the principles of Harm Reduction.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

10:00am – 12:00pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Cultural Sensitivity, Harm Reduction, Trauma
  • Priority Population: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Age Group: All
  • Location: 

    Online (Zoom registration link is found on the enrolment confirmation page)

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 is an interactive conversation about trauma and harm reduction when supporting Aboriginal clients. These sessions allow for a safe space to ask any questions about working with Aboriginal clients who are experiencing trauma while following the principles of harm reduction.

By attending this session, we hope you can walk away with a better understanding of the impacts of intergenerational trauma, engaging with Aboriginal clients in a culturally safe way, and the importance of harm reduction.

Provider: Gaby Bruning

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

Harm Reduction Victoria is a state-wide health promotion organisation that aims to advance the health and wellbeing of people who use drugs in Victoria by creating an environment in which individuals are not stigmatised for their drug use or health status. We are guided by the evidence that harm reduction is effective and the position that drug related issues should be treated as a health issue and not a criminal issue.

128 Peel St
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Em: admin@hrvic.org.au
Ph: 03 9329 1500
web: hrvic.org.au
Nov 15
Harm Reduction Masterclass
clock Duration: 2 x Half-days
location Delivery Mode: Online

Training full

Harm Reduction Masterclass: learn the principles and best practice with peer expert trainers from Harm Reduction Victoria. Learn alongside our living experience trainers about what clients who use drugs really want and need from our services. Essential for all new and established workers in the AOD and BBV workforces.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

Tuesday 1: 12:30am – 5:00pm
Wednsday 2: 9:30am – 1:00pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Harm Reduction
  • Priority Population: All
  • Age Group: All
  • Location: 

    Zoom

     

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 complete 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 Harm Reduction Masterclass comprises of seven modules over two half-days, each one designed to give you a basic understanding of each topic:

DAY ONE

Harm Reduction 101

  • Understand the history of harm reduction in Victoria & Australia.
  • Understand the National Drug Strategy policy of Harm Minimisation and how Harm Reduction fits in to this policy.
  • Understand the Substance, Set and Setting principles as a way to understand an individual’s drug experience.

Safer Injecting

  •  Understand safer injecting practices, including injecting sites; using a tourniquet, and infection & Blood Borne Virus risk.
  • Understand the circulatory system and the difference between veins and arteries.
  • Understand through “hands-on” demonstration the drug mixing up process and the transmission risk points during the process.

Drug Overdose & Adverse Effects

  • Understand some of the common myths around opioid overdose.
  • Be able to recognize the signs of overdose and of and actions to take in different circumstances
  • Understand when and how to intervene in overdose situations.

Naloxone Administration

  • Understand where to obtain naloxone for clients
  • Understand the different formulations of naloxone available
  • Understand the difference between someone who is ‘on the nod’ or overdosing and the appropriate time to administer naloxone.

DAY TWO

Introduction to Pharmacotherapy

  • Be aware of the pharmacotherapy options available to PWUD in Victoria.
  • Understand how to access pharmacotherapy in Victoria.
  • Be aware of Victoria’s “broken system”

Working Effectively with people who use drugs

  • Understand barriers to doing effective work with people who use drugs (PWUD), in particular people who inject drugs
  • Understand and challenge the ‘gateway drug’ theory.
  • Understand common myths about PWID; the effects of criminalisation and stigma on the health of PWUD

Stigma & Discrimination

  • Understand how stigma and discrimination act as a barrier in healthcare settings.
  • Understand how frameworks of morality and social discourse frame our understanding of drug use.
  • Understand how we can all contribute to eliminating stigma and discrimination in ourselves and our services
Provider: HRVIC

Eligibility Criteria

There is an activity that needs to be completed before attending the second day of training. Participants will receive details via email in the week before the training.

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.