ABOUT PROVIDER

The Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) is Australia’s largest, youth-specific community service organisation. Operating since 1998 as Victoria’s flagship Youth AOD service, YSAS now employs over 350 skilled staff across 19 sites in metropolitan and regional Victoria. While the prime focus of YSAS remains on effective Youth AOD Treatment and sector leadership, the organisation also has extensive experience in providing young people and families with services that support improved mental health and improve meaningful community participation.

Level 1/ 131 Johnston St
Fitzroy VIC 3065
Ph: 03 9415 8881
Em: reception@ysas.org.au
web: ysas.org.au
Dec 01
Youth Focussed AOD Practices: Adolescents who use alcohol and other drugs (Youth AOD 1-4 combined)
clock Duration: 2-full days
location Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Enrolments aopen October

YSAS have combined Youth AOD 1-4 into a 2-day training for Youth AOD workers. Day one focuses on understanding trauma, attachment and adverse early childhood experiences and how it informs working with young people who use AOD. Day two will cover key areas that underpin effective planning and support for young people through Resilience Based Care Planning.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

Day 1: Thursday 1st December, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Day 2: Friday 2nd December, 9:30am – 4:30pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Adolescent Development, Attachment, Care Planning, Case Work, Harm Minimisation, Harm Reduction, Practice wisdom, Trauma
  • Priority Population: Youth
  • Age Group: Youth
  • Location: 

    Save the Children,
    Ground Floor Training Room,
    33 Lincoln Square South
    Carlton Vic 3053

About this training:

This training program aims to increase the capacity of workers to effectively support and respond to the needs of young people who are using substances.

Our sessions are interactive and enhanced through real-world case examples. The trainers empower participants to reflect on their own work to learn for future practice experiences.

This workshop will look at how the understanding of trauma, attachment and adverse early childhood experiences inform our work with young people who use AOD. It will equip workers with a foundational knowledge of adolescent development and the function, meaning and purpose of risk-taking and other challenging behaviours including AOD use.  This workshop will cover key areas that underpin effective planning and support for young people through Resilience Based Care Planning.

 

Day 1 – Trauma, Attachment and Adolescent Development

Learning outcomes:

  • Introduction to Attachment
  • Understanding Trauma
  • Impacts of Trauma on the Young Person
  • Understanding the links between trauma and AOD use
  • Adolescent Development theories
  • Risk in Adolescence
  • Developmental needs and adolescent substance use

 

DAY 2 – Young People, drug use and resilience-based care

Learning Outcomes:

  • Perspectives on Youth AOD issues
  • Harm reduction
  • Commonly used drugs
  • Understanding the function of substance use and exploring alternatives
  • Engaging young people in ways that work for them
  • Principals of assessment
  • Building motivation and supporting change
  • Overview of resilience-based care
Provider: YSAS

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

The Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) is Australia’s largest, youth-specific community service organisation. Operating since 1998 as Victoria’s flagship Youth AOD service, YSAS now employs over 350 skilled staff across 19 sites in metropolitan and regional Victoria. While the prime focus of YSAS remains on effective Youth AOD Treatment and sector leadership, the organisation also has extensive experience in providing young people and families with services that support improved mental health and improve meaningful community participation.

Level 1/ 131 Johnston St
Fitzroy VIC 3065
Ph: 03 9415 8881
Em: reception@ysas.org.au
web: ysas.org.au
Aug 25
Youth Focussed AOD Practices: Adolescents who use alcohol and other drugs (Youth AOD 1-4 combined)
clock Duration: 2-full days
location Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Enrolments are open

YSAS have combined Youth AOD 1-4 into a 2-day training for Youth AOD workers. Day one focuses on understanding trauma, attachment and adverse early childhood experiences and how it informs working with young people who use AOD. Day two will cover key areas that underpin effective planning and support for young people through Resilience Based Care Planning.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

Day 1: Thursday 25th August, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Day 2: Friday 26th August, 9:30am – 4:30pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Adolescent Development, Attachment, Care Planning, Case Work, Harm Minimisation, Harm Reduction, Practice wisdom, Trauma
  • Priority Population: Youth
  • Age Group: Youth
  • Location: 

    UPDATED:

    YSAS Head Office
    L1/131 Johnston Street
    Fitzroy VIC 3055

About this training:

This training program aims to increase the capacity of workers to effectively support and respond to the needs of young people who are using substances.

Our sessions are interactive and enhanced through real-world case examples. The trainers empower participants to reflect on their own work to learn for future practice experiences.

This workshop will look at how the understanding of trauma, attachment and adverse early childhood experiences inform our work with young people who use AOD. It will equip workers with a foundational knowledge of adolescent development and the function, meaning and purpose of risk-taking and other challenging behaviours including AOD use.  This workshop will cover key areas that underpin effective planning and support for young people through Resilience Based Care Planning.

 

Day 1 – Trauma, Attachment and Adolescent Development

Learning outcomes:

  • Introduction to Attachment
  • Understanding Trauma
  • Impacts of Trauma on the Young Person
  • Understanding the links between trauma and AOD use
  • Adolescent Development theories
  • Risk in Adolescence
  • Developmental needs and adolescent substance use

 

DAY 2 – Young People, drug use and resilience-based care

Learning Outcomes:

  • Perspectives on Youth AOD issues
  • Harm reduction
  • Commonly used drugs
  • Understanding the function of substance use and exploring alternatives
  • Engaging young people in ways that work for them
  • Principals of assessment
  • Building motivation and supporting change
  • Overview of resilience-based care
Provider: YSAS

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
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 Places Available

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

Odyssey House Victoria has more than 30 years of experience providing alcohol and other drugs (AOD) treatment services in Victoria. Part of Odyssey’s remit is to provide AOD workforce development through its activities as an enterprise based registered training organisation – trading as Odyssey Institute (RTO 20995).

Odyssey House Victoria Head Office
660 Bridge Rd
Richmond VIC 3121
Em: trainer@odyssey.org.au
Ph: 03 9420 7600
web: odyssey.org.au
Oct 24
CHCSS00093 Alcohol and Other Drugs Skill Set
clock Duration: 4 Months
location Delivery Mode: Blended

ENROLMENTS NOW FULL - TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST, PLEASE EMAIL: ELEVATE@VAADA.ORG.AU

This program reflects the skill requirements for professionals providing services to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues.  The Skill Set consists of all four units of competency. Enrolment into individual units of the skillset is also accepted.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

TBC

  • Training Type: Accredited, AOD Skill Set
  • Topic: AOD Intake & Comprehensive Assessment, Case Work, Harm Minimisation, Harm Reduction, Treatment
  • Priority Population: All
  • Age Group: Adult
  • Location: 

    Scheduled online sessions

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 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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REGISTRATIONS OPEN

This program reflects the skill requirements for professionals providing services to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues.
The Skill Set consists of all four units of competency that make up the AOD skillset:

  • CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  • CHCAOD004 Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHOAOD009 Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
  • CHCAOD006 Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues

The AOD Skill Set consists of four competencies and is delivered over a period of 20 – 32 weeks dependent upon student needs and experience.  Enrolment into individual units of the skillset are also accepted.

Provider: Odyssey House Victoria

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

Odyssey House Victoria has more than 30 years of experience providing alcohol and other drugs (AOD) treatment services in Victoria. Part of Odyssey’s remit is to provide AOD workforce development through its activities as an enterprise based registered training organisation – trading as Odyssey Institute (RTO 20995).

Odyssey House Victoria Head Office
660 Bridge Rd
Richmond VIC 3121
Em: trainer@odyssey.org.au
Ph: 03 9420 7600
web: odyssey.org.au
Apr 29
29/04/2022 CHCSS00093 Alcohol and Other Drugs Skill Set
clock Duration: 4 Months
location Delivery Mode: Blended

**THIS TRAINING IS NOW FULL**

This program reflects the skill requirements for professionals providing services to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues.  The Skill Set consists of all four units of competency. Enrolment into individual units of the skillset is also accepted.

To enrol:

You must login to your Elevate account to enrol into this training. If you do not have an account, click Sign Up in the top right corner and follow the instructions to activate your account then come back to this training to complete enrolment.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

Friday 29th April – 22nd October 2022

 

  • Training Type: Accredited, AOD Skill Set
  • Topic: AOD Intake & Comprehensive Assessment, Case Work, Harm Minimisation, Harm Reduction, Treatment
  • Priority Population: All
  • Age Group: Adult
  • Location: 

    Scheduled online sessions

About this training:

IMPORTANT: registrations for this training will become live on the 14th February.  To enrol in this or any training, you must click the link 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****

This program reflects the skill requirements for professionals providing services to clients with alcohol and other drugs issues.
The Skill Set consists of all four units of competency that make up the AOD skillset:

  • CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  • CHCAOD004 Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHOAOD009 Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
  • CHCAOD006 Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues

The AOD Skill Set consists of four competencies and is delivered over a period of 20 – 32 weeks dependent upon student needs and experience.  Enrolment into individual units of the skillset are also accepted.

Provider: Odyssey House Victoria

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.