- Are you a current lived experience or consumer representative, or would like to become one?
- Do you have a lived experience of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) use, either your own or someone else’s?
- Are you interested in effectively representing the views of others in the AOD community?
Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tasmania (ATDC) and Health Issues Centre are offering a four-day accredited course in Consumer & Lived Experience Representation, fully funded (including travel for those outside Hobart) for 10 successful applicants.
The course is delivered by an experienced trainer, Dr Tere Dawson (Health Issues Centre), and it is nationally accredited. It covers the following units of competency:
CCLECM001B – Engage as a consumer or community member in a health or community service
CCLSCE002B – Support consumer and community engagement within a health or community service
CCLPCL003B – Provide consumer and community leadership
The ATDC will cover the full tuition cost of successful applicants (usual cost, $1089)
Applications Open: 28/4/22
Applications Close: Midnight 27/5/22
Results advised: 2/6/22
- Day 1: Monday 20th June
- Day 2: Tuesday 21st June
- BREAK – Wednesday 22nd June
- Day 3: Thursday 23rd June
- Day 4: Friday 24th June
Accommodation and Travel:
The ATDC will arrange accommodation and provide meal allowance for any successful applicants who travel from regional Tasmania to attend. The ATDC will also fund bus travel.
Are you ready to apply for this exciting lived experience advocacy opportunity?
- This is an application process. Each submission will then be assessed by a panel prior to final acceptance. There are a maximum of 10 places.
- A reasonable level of literacy is required to undertake the course as there will be written assessments.
Please provide adequate detail and length in your responses, as necessary for a highly competitive and professional scholarship application
If you have any questions or require more information please contact Kyle Perry, Lived Experience Advocate Service Coordinator at the ATDC on (03) 6231 5002 or email@example.com
Lived Experience Advocate Service Coord.A generous, positive and friendly human, the more serious elements of Kyle’s social justice warrior persona aren’t easy to pick on first greeting. But his passion for social justice quickly becomes evident through his deeply thoughtful and captivating conversation.Read more✖
His teammates describe him as a creative and inspiring visionary, but also value his playful and fun attitude. His mastery of words and delight in using them well also makes Kyle a loved member of the team. Kyle’s experiences in both volunteer and paid work have brought a kaleidoscope of perspectives to his current role, and the addition of his academic success makes a recipe for success when working with his team and clients. When Kyle isn’t supporting the Lived Experience Advocate Service, you might find him promoting his bestselling novel The Bluffs (2020, Penguin Random House Australia.) Kyle holds a Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching) and he hopes to see a world where some of the major causes of crime – i.e., lack of education, safety, and housing – are acknowledged as a responsibility of the whole community to work to improve, and so see crime rates truly drop. Career highlights:
- Being recipient of the 2021 Tasmanian Minister’s ATOD Sector Emerging Leader Award
- Three months of mission work in Mozambique
- Breakout bestselling novel The Bluffs, 2020, Penguin Random House Australia