ABOUT PROVIDER

Turning Point is a national treatment, research and education centre providing leadership in alcohol, drug, gambling and mental health sectors in Victoria. Combining research in clinical, population health and policy fields with service innovation, Turning Point assists services, communities and the Victorian government respond to alcohol, drug and gambling issues.

110 Church St
Richmond VIC 3121
Em: Michelle.Iannacone@turningpoint.org.au
Ph: 03 8413 8700
web: turningpoint.org.au
Nov 24
Take Note! Case Notes Essentials for the Alcohol and Other Drugs Sector
clock Duration: Half-day
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolments are open

An evidence-based introduction to writing effective, clinically relevant and legally compliant case notes for the alcohol and other drugs sector.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

Thursday 24th November, 9:30am – 2:30pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Case Work
  • Priority Population: All
  • Age Group: All
  • Location: 

    Online

About this training:

This training aims to place alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers in a position to understand the benefits of writing effective case notes for them, their clients, and their workplace. It will provide participants with key examples, resources and activities to develop essential skills required for effective case note writing, record-keeping, and information sharing.

It will include the following:

  • An introduction to case notes (definitions, purpose)
  • An overview of evidence-based practice and principles for developing clinically-relevant and compliant case notes
  • An understanding of the legal context and important concepts (e.g., consent, disclosure, confidentiality, privacy, access, ownership, record-keeping and reporting)
  • Consideration of ethical and operational barriers to case note writing; and practical tips and resources for efficiently writing effective case notes

Presenters:

Rita Brien (Turning Point, Workforce Development)

Dr Adam Rubenis (Turning Point, Specialist Clinical Services).

Provider: Turning Point

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

Turning Point is a national treatment, research and education centre providing leadership in alcohol, drug, gambling and mental health sectors in Victoria. Combining research in clinical, population health and policy fields with service innovation, Turning Point assists services, communities and the Victorian government respond to alcohol, drug and gambling issues.

110 Church St
Richmond VIC 3121
Em: Michelle.Iannacone@turningpoint.org.au
Ph: 03 8413 8700
web: turningpoint.org.au
Oct 05
Take Note! Case Notes Essentials for the Alcohol and Other Drugs Sector
clock Duration: Half-day
location Delivery Mode: Online

THIS TRAINING IS NOW FULL

An evidence-based introduction to writing effective, clinically relevant and legally compliant case notes for the alcohol and other drugs sector.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

Wednesday 5th October, 9:30am – 2:30pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Case Work
  • Priority Population: All
  • Age Group: All
  • Location: 

    Online

About this training:

This training aims to place alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers in a position to understand the benefits of writing effective case notes for them, their clients, and their workplace. It will provide participants with key examples, resources and activities to develop essential skills required for effective case note writing, record-keeping, and information sharing.

It will include the following:

  • An introduction to case notes (definitions, purpose)
  • An overview of evidence-based practice and principles for developing clinically-relevant and compliant case notes
  • An understanding of the legal context and important concepts (e.g., consent, disclosure, confidentiality, privacy, access, ownership, record-keeping and reporting)
  • Consideration of ethical and operational barriers to case note writing; and practical tips and resources for efficiently writing effective case notes

Presenters:

Rita Brien (Turning Point, Workforce Development)

Dr Adam Rubenis (Turning Point, Specialist Clinical Services).

Provider: Turning Point

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

Turning Point is a national treatment, research and education centre providing leadership in alcohol, drug, gambling and mental health sectors in Victoria. Combining research in clinical, population health and policy fields with service innovation, Turning Point assists services, communities and the Victorian government respond to alcohol, drug and gambling issues.

110 Church St
Richmond VIC 3121
Em: Michelle.Iannacone@turningpoint.org.au
Ph: 03 8413 8700
web: turningpoint.org.au
Aug 18
Take Note! Case Notes Essentials for the Alcohol and Other Drugs Sector
clock Duration: Half-day
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolment Now Open

An evidence-based introduction to writing effective, clinically relevant and legally compliant case notes for the alcohol and other drugs sector.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

Thursday 18 August, 9:30am – 2:30pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Case Work
  • Priority Population: All
  • Age Group: All
  • Location: 

    Online

About this training:

This training aims to place alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers in a position to understand the benefits of writing effective case notes for them, their clients, and their workplace. It will provide participants with key examples, resources and activities to develop essential skills required for effective case note writing, record-keeping, and information sharing.

It will include the following:

  • An introduction to case notes (definitions, purpose)
  • An overview of evidence-based practice and principles for developing clinically-relevant and compliant case notes
  • An understanding of the legal context and important concepts (e.g., consent, disclosure, confidentiality, privacy, access, ownership, record-keeping and reporting)
  • Consideration of ethical and operational barriers to case note writing; and practical tips and resources for efficiently writing effective case notes

Presenters:

Rita Brien (Turning Point, Workforce Development)

Dr Adam Rubenis (Turning Point, Specialist Clinical Services).

Provider: Turning Point

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

Turning Point is a national treatment, research and education centre providing leadership in alcohol, drug, gambling and mental health sectors in Victoria. Combining research in clinical, population health and policy fields with service innovation, Turning Point assists services, communities and the Victorian government respond to alcohol, drug and gambling issues.

110 Church St
Richmond VIC 3121
Em: Michelle.Iannacone@turningpoint.org.au
Ph: 03 8413 8700
web: turningpoint.org.au
Jul 28
Take Note! Case Notes Essentials for the Alcohol and Other Drugs Sector
clock Duration: Half-day
location Delivery Mode: Online

THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED - NEW DATES COMING SOON

Please note: date of training has changed from the 12th July to the 28th July.

There are three more deliveries of this training on: Aug 18th, Oct 5th & Nov 25.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

Tuesday 12th July, 9:30am – 2:30pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Case Work
  • Priority Population: All
  • Age Group: All
  • Location: 

    Online

About this training:

This training aims to place alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers in a position to understand the benefits of writing effective case notes for them, their clients, and their workplace. It will provide participants with key examples, resources and activities to develop essential skills required for effective case note writing, record-keeping, and information sharing.

It will include the following:

  • An introduction to case notes (definitions, purpose)
  • An overview of evidence-based practice and principles for developing clinically-relevant and compliant case notes
  • An understanding of the legal context and important concepts (e.g., consent, disclosure, confidentiality, privacy, access, ownership, record-keeping and reporting)
  • Consideration of ethical and operational barriers to case note writing; and practical tips and resources for efficiently writing effective case notes

Presenters:

Rita Brien (Turning Point, Workforce Development)

Dr Adam Rubenis (Turning Point, Specialist Clinical Services).

Provider: Turning Point

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

Monash Centre for Scholarship in Health Education (MCSHE) is based in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. Our mission is to improve the quality of health education in the faculty and with our partners.

Ph: 03 9905 0090
Em: mcshe.admin@monash.edu

27 Rainforest Walk (Building 15) Room 321
Clayton Campus
VIC 3800
Australia

Oct 06
Engaging in meaningful supervision
clock Duration: Half-Day
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolments are open

This workshop is designed for supervisees to learn how to obtain the most from professional supervision. The workshop will explore supervision across relevant contexts, the benefits and challenges for different supervision models, building feedback literacy and engaging in quality feedback conversations.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

1:00pm – 4:30pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Supervision/Supervisee
  • Priority Population:
  • Age Group:
  • 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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On completion of this half-day workshop, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate the key functions of supervision across relevant contexts
  • Evaluate the benefits and challenges for different supervision models to facilitate effective supervision
  • Explore the role of the supervisee in feedback and the role of feedback in supervision
  • Explore ways to build feedback literacy
Provider: Monash Centre for Scholarship in Health Education

Eligibility Criteria

Our training is open to anyone who is a supervisee. It is suitable for anyone new to being a supervisee, as well as for experienced supervisees.

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

Monash Centre for Scholarship in Health Education (MCSHE) is based in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. Our mission is to improve the quality of health education in the faculty and with our partners.

Ph: 03 9905 0090
Em: mcshe.admin@monash.edu

27 Rainforest Walk (Building 15) Room 321
Clayton Campus
VIC 3800
Australia

Aug 04
Engaging in High Quality Reflective Practice
clock Duration: Half-Day
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolments Now Closed. Please email sbyrne@vaada.org.au to be put on the waitlist

This workshop is designed to support workers to reflect on their practice and improve it.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

1:00pm – 4:30pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Supervision/Supervisee
  • Priority Population:
  • Age Group:
  • 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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By using active learning and teaching approaches including case-based learning scenarios the workshop will explore the concepts of experiential learning, reflective practice and feedback across relevant contexts. Participants will be supported to engage in high-quality reflective practice and build their feedback literacy.

Provider: Monash Centre for Scholarship in Health Education

Eligibility Criteria

Our training is open to anyone working in the sector. All levels of work experience are welcomed.

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

SHARC is a unique peer-led organisation. Since its establishment, SHARC's model of practice and service delivery has been underpinned by peer support. SHARC's Peer Projects is the lead sector resource for peer activities and peer workforce development, working alongside the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to support the growth, development and sustainability of Victoria’s AOD peer workforce. Peer Projects focuses on state wide capacity building of peer support activities and the development of the AOD peer workforce discipline.

Self-Help Addiction Resource Centre
140 Grange Road
Carnegie VIC 3163
EM: peersupport@sharc.org.au
Ph: 0499 392 994
Jun 14
Peer Worker Training
clock Duration: 6 x 5 hours days over 2 weeks, see timetable for more details
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolments are open

NEW START DATE

The Department of Health has funded SHARC to deliver the SHARC Peer Worker Training online to current Peer Workers and prospective Peer Workers from funded Victorian AOD agencies. Please register if you are a current Peer Worker with a funded Victorian AOD agency.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

Day 1: Tuesday June 14th, 9:30am – 2:30pm
Day 2: Wednesday June 15, 9:30am – 2:30pm
Day 3: Friday June 17, 9:30am – 2:30pm
Day 4: Monday June 20, 9:30am – 2:30pm
Day 5: Wednesday June 22, 9:30am – 2:30pm
Day 6: Thursday June  23, 9:30am – 2:30pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Peer Work
  • Priority Population:
  • Age Group:
  • 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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Peer workers, like in any professional discipline, need quality, standardised training and ongoing professional development. Through extensive research and co-design, SHARC has developed Peer Worker Training.  This comprehensive training provides a vital knowledge base for peer workers, and ensures that the peer workforce has a discipline-specific framework.

Audience:

This training is designed for current AOD Peer Workers of funded Victorian AOD agencies

 

Outline:

The SHARC Peer Worker Training seeks to:

  • Educate Peer Workers around the concepts and core competencies of the peer work discipline
  • Assist Peer Workers to apply best practice peer work in formalised settings
  • Explore the key components of the role with a focus on the peer relationship
  • Increase confidence and develop skills in communication and navigating relational parameters
  • Develop understandings of ethical practice and workplace legislative requirements
  • Empower Peer Workers to advocate for the discipline and manage their own wellbeing and development needs
  • Prepare Peer Workers to work across a number of domains, remaining ‘peer’ within clinical governance frameworks
Provider: SHARC

Eligibility Criteria

This training has been funded for Peer 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

Turning Point is a national treatment, research and education centre providing leadership in alcohol, drug, gambling and mental health sectors in Victoria. Combining research in clinical, population health and policy fields with service innovation, Turning Point assists services, communities and the Victorian government respond to alcohol, drug and gambling issues.

110 Church St
Richmond VIC 3121
Em: Michelle.Iannacone@turningpoint.org.au
Ph: 03 8413 8700
web: turningpoint.org.au
Aug 18
Integrating Care for People with Co-Occurring Alcohol and Other Drugs and Mental Health Conditions
clock Duration: 2 hours
location Delivery Mode: Online

Click on ENROL NOW to watch the video

This two-hour webinar explores co-occurring alcohol and other drugs and mental health conditions, focussing on care responses, priorities and the role of integrated care.

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location Details:

Pre-recorded webinar viewed any time.

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Integrated care, Mental Health
  • Priority Population: All
  • Age Group: All
  • Location: 

    Online

About this training:

IMPORTANT:  If you do not have an Elevate! account, you will need to create your account first. Every time you wish to enrol in 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 prerecorded two-hour webinar explores co-occurring alcohol and other drugs and mental health conditions, focussing on care responses, priorities and the role of integrated care.

Presented by Dr Vicky Phan and Dr Daniel Pham, Turning Point.

 

Provider: Turning Point

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

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.