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360Edge is a lead provider of professional development events in alcohol and other drugs to AOD specialists; health, welfare and education frontline workers; and workplaces.

We offer tailored and scheduled training. Get the 2018 calendar of scheduled events here.

Looking for training tailored for your organisation or sector? Get our workshop information here or give us a call. We offer workshops on just about any alcohol and other drug topic!

Got questions? Call 1300 988 184 or and someone from the fabulous 360Edge training team will help

Working with families masterclass

19 June 2018

Discover the most effective ways to help families of people who use alcohol and other drugs. This masterclass is for anyone who wants to develop their skills in AOD family practice. You’ll learn how to conceptualise and work with complex family dynamics and take a systems approach to family work.

Cost: Earlybird (before 5 June): $350 | Standard: $450

2 Days of Motivational Interviewing with Joel Porter

Find out what’s new in MI, strengthen your foundational building blocks and fine tune your practice skills with one of Australia’s best MI trainers!

The aim of this intensive two day MI workshop is provide you with a comprehensive understanding of what MI is and is not; Teach people the foundational building block skills of MI. The workshop will be multimodal and involve some lecture, plenty of practice with feedback and live and video demonstrations.

At the completion of the workshop, you will
• Understand how people change
• Be able to identify the active ingredients that make MI effective
• Know how to apply MI effectively in clinical practice
• Understand how to adapt MI to specific practice situations
• Know how to contextualise MI to your work culture and setting

This workshop counts towards 12 hours of CPD (self logged)
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Dr Joel Porter is a specialist in motivational interviewing training and internationally known for his expertise in this area. He is a certified MINT trainer (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers) (since 2003) and Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Canberra. He has worked as clinical director of Lives Lived Well and now Gunnebah Addiction Retreat, and has extensive experience as a clinical psychologist in Australia and internationally.

Trauma Informed Care for AOD workers

Using our unique stepped care model, understand your personal and organisational capacity and learn how to respond effectively to trauma within the resources available to you.

This clinical one-day workshop offers AOD workers across the Darling Downs & West Moreton area an exciting opportunity to learn about trauma informed care from one of Australia’s best clinical AOD trainers.

– Learn how to identify trauma symptoms and types
– Discover effective ways to help your clients who have experienced trauma
– Understand what it takes to be a best-practice trauma informed service

At the end of the workshop you will walk away with practical strategies and how apply them using the resources available at your service.

PAULA ROSS is a masters level counselling psychologist with over 20 years experience in practice and training. She has worked in the alcohol and other drug field in hospital, community and private settings and she has extensive experience in clinical practice, research, teaching and training, supervision and management.

An evening of MI especially for GPs

Specially designed for GPs and other medical practitioners. Find out how to seamlessly use MI with people who use alcohol and other drugs. 

This half-day workshop intensive offers GPs, other medical practitioners and nurses working in brief intervention settings across the Darling Downs & West Moreton area an opportunity to learn about motivational interviewing from an Australian expert in MI.

You will gain a comprehensive understanding of what MI is and is not, strengthen your foundational skills of MI and understand how to adapt your new skills in order to use them effectively in general practice with people who use alcohol and other drugs.

This workshop counts towards 3 hours of CPD (self logged)

CBT for AOD workers

21 August 2018

It’s more than just A-B-Cs! Understand the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of CBT in this interactive fundamentals to the application of CBT in AOD practice. This foundation workshop offers a practical introduction to the core practice skills in AOD treatment. This workshop is for practitioners new to CBT, new to AOD or wanting to brush up on their core CBT skills.

Cost: Earlybird (before 7 August): $350 | Standard: $450

Location: Melbourne

Integrating MI and CBT

22 August 2018

Find out how to effectively blend the two core interventions in AOD treatment to achieve better client outcomes. This practice based workshop shows you how and when to utilise MI and CBT seamlessly throughout treatment from assessment to closure. This workshop is for those with some basic knowledge of CBT and MI wanting to refine their practice.

Cost: Earlybird (before 7 August): $350 | Standard: $450 | add to Intro CBT for $210

Location: Melbourne

FREE ice training for Victorian frontline workers

Learn how to respond to people affected by ice

Registrations now open for 2018!

Who will benefit

As a frontline worker, you have a greater likelihood of coming into contact with people who use methamphetamine (‘ice’ or ‘speed’). Learn effective strategies to respond. Managers and workforce educators will also benefit.

These FREE workshops for frontline workers across Victoria will build your confidence, knowledge and skills so you can respond safely and effectively to people affected by the drug ice.

The workshops are specifically tailored for you if you work in alcohol and other drugs, clinical or community mental health, hospitals or other health settings, dental health, pharmacy, housing, homelessness, welfare, gambling, transport, education (including primary and secondary schools, VET, university and community learning).

What you will learn

These free sessions will empower you with the knowledge and skills required to manage people affected by ice.

  • Understand the effects of ice and identify users
  • Find out how to work safely to protect yourself and others
  • Learn how to respond to ice-affected people
  • Discover what works in treatment

About the training

Sessions are now rolling out across Victoria. To see what’s available in your area and register click on the relevant icon above.

This training is eligible for self-logged continuing professional development points for most professional bodies. A certificate of attendance is provided.

These free practical workshops are funded by the Victorian Government’s Ice Action Plan and delivered by Australia’s leading consultants in ice responses.

Got questions? Get in touch at or 1300 988 184


This training is funded by

As part of Victoria’s $45.5 million ice action plan ‘Taking action, Stopping ice’

Responding to ice

With concern about methamphetamine related problems on the rise, the alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council of Tasmania with the Tasmanian Government invited 360Edge to facilitate two major workshops in Devonport and Hobart for alcohol and drug workers, mental health, health and frontline workers such as ambulance, police and medical practitioners.

Over 400 people expressed interest for 250 places at the workshops.

Feedback from the day:
“Clear and comprehensive presentation delivered at a level for all to understand”
“Great balance between theoretical and practical”
“I learnt so much! It was awesome!”
“Brilliant workshop!"
“I would definitely come again to other workshops presented by Nicole and Linda”