Online Training

ATDC has listed a range of online training courses, provided by other organisations, that are potentially useful to the ATOD sector.

Online training has the benefit of being accessible at any time; a flexibility many workers will appreciate.

Click on the links for further information.

Online Graduate Programs

Applications are now open for both the Graduate Certificate in AOD Drug Studies and the Master of Addictive Behaviours. Both courses are delivered through Turning Point and more information can be found on their website.

Ice: Training for Frontline Workers

Growing concern about crystal methamphetamine has highlighted the importance of ensuring that all workers are skilled, competent and confident to address related issues. To respond to the needs of workers and organisations, the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University, was commissioned by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services to develop a comprehensive, freely available online training resource.

Details of the resource are available here. The resource can be accessed online here.  Since its release in January 2016, more than 6500 people have accessed the training resource.

The online training resource is designed for workers in a range of roles and sectors including health, welfare, education, criminal justice and transport. It contains diverse content that suits a variety of needs.

The training resource content is presented in 28 independent topics housed within the following seven modules:

  1. About Ice
  2. Effects of Ice
  3. Communicating with Ice Users
  4. Ice Users and Critical Incidents
  5. Interventions
  6. Prevention
  7. Organisational Responses to Ice.

Workers can access any or all of the modules or individual topics. Each module is designed for adult, independent learners working at their own pace. They can focus on issues of relevance to their circumstances. A certificate of completion is available on completion of each module. Continuing professional development (CPD) points can also be applied for, from relevant professional associations. The training resource can also be used in conjunction with other training and professional development opportunities such as face-to-face training, and a trainer’s guide is available on request.

The training resource continues to be expanded and additional contextualised Topics are currently under development.

Updated Comorbidity Guidelines

The second edition of the Australian Government Department of Health funded Guidelines on the management of co-occurring alcohol and other drug and mental health conditions in alcohol and other drug treatment settings is coming soon. A web based, responsive, portal, developed by researchers from the Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, is being developed to make this resource readily available and accessible across mobile, tablet and desktop devices. The main goal is to provide a tool to disseminate the guidelines, and provide training in comorbidity for alcohol and other drug workers. Register your interest here.

Keeping Families & Children in Mind: Fostering a Family-Sensitive Approach

 

 

The ‘Keeping Families and Children in Mind’ eLearning course supports learners to develop a family sensitive approach when working with families where a parent has a mental illness.

Six interactive learning modules encourage learners to reflect and evaluate their current practice and to develop strategies to support children, parents, carers and families living in these environments.

For more information click here

How long does it take?

Approximately 6-10 hours to complete. (There are several video scenarios to watch – but you can take it at your own pace as it’s accessible 24/7 online).

Supervising Student Placements

This online package is free training, covering everything from planning, commencing, carrying and evaluating student placements.  Designed for rural and remote allied health and nursing professionals and appropriate for both experienced supervisors and those new to supervision, the course can be completed singularly or together as a whole course.

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Comprising 10 modules of 30 or 60 minutes, the package includes

Title Content Duration
Module 1:
Deciding to Start
Planning and preparing for student placement. 30 minutes
Module 2:
Starting your Journey
Commencing placement and orientation 30 minutes
Module 3:
On the road of supervision
Conducting a supervision session and evaluating students. 30 minutes
Module 4:
Looking back at the journey
Facilitating reflection and evaluation of the supervisory experience 30 minutes
Module 5:
Skills 1 for your journey
Coaching and communication skills 60 minutes
Module 6:
Skills 2 for your Journey
Teaching Skills, Emotional Intelligence, Conflict Resolution, Professional Skills, & Managerial Skills 60 minutes
Module 7:
Journey to self-discovery
Understanding how communication and learning styles, culture and experience influence supervision. 60 minutes
Module 8:
Navigating your way to more effective supervision
Developing a plan to advance your supervision skills. 30 minutes
Module 9:
Bumps in the Road
Managing difficulties in student performance and the supervisory relationship. 60 minutes
Module 10:
Working with and providing supervision to others
Identifying legislated and ethical supervisory obligations, and utilising supervision skills in multifaceted roles. 60 minutes

Youth AOD Training

This short package is designed to give workers, services and communities who engage with young people an overview of the youth AOD field. You will learn about how you fit in the youth AOD sector, some key terms associated with youth AOD work, the other major players in the sector and some basic information about working with young people affected by alcohol and other drug use. Access the training here.

‘Family Focus’ intervention

The Family focus intervention is an evidence-based program designed for mental health professionals treating parents with depression and/or anxiety to foster resilience in their children and the family unit.

Why use it?

  • It’s evidenced based; proven to reduce the risk for children who live with parental mental illnes
  • It’s interactive, practical and engaging – making learning easier

How long does it take?

  • Estimated  10-12 hours (there are several video scenarios to watch) – but you can take it at your own pace as it’s accessible 24/7 online

For more information click here

Child Aware Supervision

Support your staff to support kids and families…

The Child Aware Supervision elearning course provides training for supervisors in strategies that promote child and family-sensitive practices in their service.

Who is it for?

Supervisors in adult-focused health and social services (eg. mental health, drug and alcohol, domestic violence, housing etc).

Why use it?

  • It’s designed specifically to support supervisors
  • It includes demonstrations of supervision being applied in different service settings
  • It’s interactive, practical and engaging – making learning easier
  • It includes links to practical resources that can be used in practice
  • You can view all content on your iPad!

How long does it take?

About two – three hours (there are several video scenarios to watch). Ultimately you can take it at a pace that suits you as the resource is accessible 24/7 online.

For more information: click here

Strategies for Managing Abuse-Related Trauma

The SMART (Strategies for Managing Abuse Related Trauma) Program is a suite of online learning tools and modules that focus on supporting children and young people in a range of educational and other settings. It has been funded by the Department of Education and Children’s Services in South Australia. You can access these resources by registering here. There is no cost to participating in the SMART online program.

For more details and to register, click here

Online Workplace Mental Health First Aid

 

There are several online courses in Mental Health First Aid that are applicable to workplaces. Visit the Mental Health First Aid website to view the range of course.

Hepatitis B online learning: A resource for health professionals

Edith Cowan University’s Hepatitis B online training is available free of charge to health professionals.

The program involves two modules and a test and a certificate of completion are available at the end of each module if desired. Each module will take approximately 4 hours to complete.

Module 1: Impact of and response to hepatitis B

The primary target audience of this module is medical practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals involved in the care of people with Hepatitis B. Consumers, carers and members of the general public may access this module.

Module 2: The management of hepatitis B

The primary target audience of this module is medical practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals involved in the care of people with Hepatitis B. Consumers, carers and members of the general public may access this module.

Click here to go to the Hepatitis B online learning on the Edith Cowan University’s website.

Hepatitis C online learning: A resource for health professionals

Edith Cowan University’s Hepatitis C online training is available free of charge to health professionals.

The program involves three modules and testing and certification are available at the end of each module if desired. Each module will take approximately 4 hours to complete.

Module 1: Overview of Hepatitis C, prevention and treatment strategies

The primary target audience of this module is medical practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals involved in the care of people with Hepatitis C. Consumers, carers and members of the general public may access this module.

Module 2: Assessment and management of Hepatitis C along the continuum of care

The primary target audience of this module is medical practitioners, nurses and pharmacists. Other health professionals and students of health disciplines may access this module.

Module 3: Advanced management of Hepatitis C including antiviral therapy

The primary target audience of this module is medical practitioners and specialist nurses. Access is limited to these professions and students of these disciplines.

Click here to go to the Hepatitis C online learning on the Edith Cowan University’s website.