Workforce development and training opportunities for people working in the alcohol and other drug sector in Western Australia.
Upcoming Training and Workforce Development Opportunities
Turning Point: Connect & Learn webinar: What’s cooking? Methamphetamine and cognition
Thursday 25 October 2018
8:30 - 9:30 AWST
Free Webinar; Registration essential
Through an exploration of recent literature and clinical case studies this webinar brings to light the impacts of methamphetamine use on cognition.
NDRI - Differences in Australian and New Zealand Beer Markets
Peculiar differences in Australian and New Zealand beer markets
A free public seminar with Professor Kypros Kypri, University of Newcastle
Monday 5 November 2018
11am - 12pm
Technology Park, Building 603, Level 2 Seminar Room (Room 213), Sarich Way, Bentley
Australia and New Zealand’s Anglo-Celtic colonists brought heavy beer-drinking customs, and each country later developed similar temperance movements and alcohol policies. This seminar will describe a study of the public health implications of recent developments in product availability, marketing, and consumption patterns, and present trend data on the ethanol content of products and how ethanol content might feature within industry market strategies.
South Hedland Holyoake DRUMBEAT Facilitator Training
6 - 8 November 2018
9am - 4pm
Youth Involvement Council Inc, 34 Lawson Street, South Hedland WA
DRUMBEAT is evidence-based social and emotional learning program, incorporating hand-drumming and proven to build resilience and show measurable changes in social behaviour.
WHFS - Trauma Informed Practice and Alcohol and other Drug Use
Facilitator: Fiona Reid, Womens Health & Family Services
Wednesday 7 November 2018
9:00am - 4:00pm
227 Newcastle Street, Northbridge
Cost: $210.00 non-members, $168.00 members
The package includes a copy of the manual “Trauma-Informed Treatment Guide for Working with Women with Alcohol and Other Drug Issues” (3rd ed, 2017) by A.Marsh, T.Towers & S.O’Toole (valued at $66.00).
Training and Workforce Development Providers
- Anglicare WA - Professional Development Training - draws on more than 40 years’ experience as a leading service provider in the social services sector to develop and deliver quality training and professional development workshops to a range of audiences; from administration and teaching aids, to community service workers and psychologist through to lawyers and corporate groups.
- Cracks in the Ice - This online training provides frontline workers, including peer workers, alcohol and other drug workers and clinicians, with information and resources about ice (crystal methamphetamine).
- Emerging Minds: National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health - free training and information.
- Holyoake - DRUMBEAT Facilitator Training - Holyoake is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that offers DRUMBEAT Facilitator Training to community and youth workers.
- Karen Hulls - Complex Trauma Training WA - deliver a range of comprehensive training programs for workers and carers who work with children, youth, adults and families who have experienced complex trauma.
- Mental Health Commission - AODtraining@MHC - provides a range of knowledge and skills-based training events on alcohol and other drugs and comorbidity. Events are free-of-charge and include induction training for new workers.
- Mental Health Commission - E-learning@MHC - online learning programs aimed at professionals employed in the AOD sector and other professional staff working to prevent AOD-related harm.
- Relationships Australia WA - Professional Development - provides training for family and community support professionals to develop specialist relationship counselling, mediation and management skills. Training is provided from basic to advanced professional competency levels.
- SMART Recovery Program Training - SMART Recovery Australia offers training in the SMART Recovery behavioural change and addiction treatment program and how to run a SMART meeting in the community or your organisation.
- Sexual Assault and Resource Centre (SARC) - provides quality, evidence based education and training opportunities on issues related to sexual assault and sexual abuse to professional workers, students and volunteers.
- The Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) - offers a range of courses targeted to meet specific needs of the mental health workforce, enhance the skill development of roles which relate to mental health, and educate the wider community.
- William Street Family Therapy Centre - provides family and relationship professionals with high quality hands-on training courses, workshops and supervision.
- WISDOM in Your Life – Psychological and Aboriginal ways - provides training for mental health professionals.
- Womens Health and Family Services - Training for Health Professionals - WHFS presentations, seminars, workshops and training sessions can be tailored to specific group interests and budgets. In addition WHFS offers a professional supervision and consultancy service for individual, group and organisational issues concerning women and families.
- pdf Comprehensive Alcohol and other Drug Workforce Development in Western Australia - Full Report (2.71 MB) - WANADA
- 2018 Peer Workforce Report - WA Peer Supporters' Network
WANADA provides information about training and workforce development through our e-newsletter FYI.