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

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.

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
Mar 07
07/03/2022 CHCSS00093 Alcohol and Other Drugs Skillset
clock Duration: 4 Months
location Delivery Mode: Blended

**THIS TRAINING IS NOW FULL**
Register your expression of interest now for all four units in the Alcohol and Other Drugs Skill Set CHCSS00093, delivered by Uniting.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

CHCAOD001 – Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
Starts: 7th March + workshops

CHCAOD004 – Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
Starts: 12th April + workshops

CHCAOD009 – Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
Starts: 10th May + workshops

CHCAOD006 – Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues 
Starts: 6th June + workshops

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

    Blended Online Learning as well as some face to face workshops held at 26 Jessie Street, Coburg

About this training:

The four units listed below are included in the CHCSS00093 Skill Set for AOD workers. This training:

  • Provides skills and knowledge required to establish and work with; philosophy and values of the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector.
  • Conduct assessments of (AOD) clients to determine eligibility, service requirements and referral needs.
  • To establish treatment goals and to develop and evaluate individual treatment plans to meet those goals.
  • Conduct and monitor intervention strategies to address (AOD) issues. Interventions would be ongoing and be conducted under the guidance of a supervisor.

Units of competency:

  • CHCAOD001 – Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  • CHCAOD004 – Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • CHCAOD009 – Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
  • CHCAOD006 – Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues
Provider: Uniting

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
Jan 31
31/01/22 Alcohol and Other Drugs Skillset CHCSS00093 (Youth Focused and Lived Experience)
clock Duration: See dates and classes below
location Delivery Mode: Online

**THIS TRAINING IS NOW FULL**
Apply now for all four units in the Alcohol and Other Drugs Skill Set CHCSS00093, delivered by Turning Point in partnership with YSAS and SHARC, focusing on youth and the lived experience. All four units will be delivered online, with virtual classes co delivered by the three partner organizations.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drug context

Online and virtual classes:
Monday 31st January 2022 – Friday 25th March 2022
Mandatory virtual classes from 9.30am – 2:00pm on the 8th and 15th February and the 1st March 2022

CHCAOD004 Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

Online and virtual classes:
Tuesday 26th April 2022 – Friday 24th June 2022
Mandatory virtual classes 9.30am – 2:00pm on the 5th, 12th and 19th May 2022.

CHCAOD009 Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

Online and virtual classes:
Monday 18th July 2022 – Friday 9th September 2022
Mandatory virtual classes 9.30 AM – 2 PM on the 27th July and 10th and 24th August 2022.

CHCAOD006 Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues

Online and virtual classes:
Monday 3rd October 2022 – Friday 25th November 2022
Mandatory virtual classes 9.30am -2:00pm on the 12th and 19th October and the 2nd November 2022.

  • Training Type: Accredited, AOD Skill Set
  • Topic: Diversity, Family, Harm Reduction, Treatment
  • Priority Population: Youth
  • Age Group: Youth
  • Location: 

    Online with virtual classes

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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Description

Turning Point (RTO 6948) has been contracted by the Department of Health (DH Victoria) to provide competency training and assessment opportunities to the Victorian AOD workforce.

This training is targeted at new employees currently in the AOD sector and has been contextualised for the AOD sector.  In developing and delivering this skill set, Turning Point has worked with YSAS and SHARC, experts in understanding young people and their alcohol and drug use.  Trainers with relevant experience within the Youth AOD Sector and Lived Experience in the Victorian AOD sector are involved in the delivery of these competencies.

Units of Competency: 

CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drug context
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and work within the current context, philosophy and values of the AOD sector and applies to workers who come into contact with clients affected by alcohol and other drugs.

CHCAOD004 Assess needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and conduct assessments of AOD clients to determine eligibility, service requirements and referral needs.  This includes knowledge of factors affecting assessment for a range of different client groups including different genders, youth, older people, mandated and voluntary clients, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This unit applies to people involved in the assessment of clients with AOD issues using established organisation or jurisdictional AOD assessment tools.

CHCAOD009 Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work collaboratively with clients to establish treatment goals and to develop and evaluate individual treatment plans to meet those goals.

The purpose of the training is to enable participants to develop treatment plans with, and for, clients with AOD issues on the basis of an existing assessment and within established organisation guidelines.

CHCAOD006 Provide interventions for people with alcohol and other drugs issues

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to confirm, conduct and monitor evidence-based intervention strategies to address alcohol and other drugs issues. This unit includes applying standard processes and procedures to effectively manage tasks and contingencies required in the context of the work role.

The purpose of the training is to enable participants to develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to prepare clients for interventions and deliver those interventions under supervision, within the scope of an established individual treatment plan.

Provider: Turning Point

Eligibility Criteria

To enrol in the CHCSS00093 AOD Skills Set you must be 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.

This is an expression of interest only and you must be available to attend all mandatory virtual classes advertised for all units of competency.  These four (4) units of competency are part of the AOD Skills Set.

You will be notified via email if you have been successful in securing a place and you will be required to accept your offer by a due date, as demand for this skillset is high and there are limited places.

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.