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Professional development in AOD

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.

Attend one of our open sessions for AOD and other workers or find out about tailored workshops for your workforce. Download our calendar of events here.


What’s on for the rest of 2019

Help I’ve been subpoenaed! (Melbourne, 16 July) Book

Working with Families Masterclass (Melbourne, 15 August) Book

Domestic Family Violence (Melbourne 19 September) Book

Motivational Interviewing Masterclass (Melbourne 9-10 October) Book

FREE ice training (throughout Victoria in 2019)

Looking for tailored training for your organisation or sector?

Find out what we offer here, or get in touch at 1300 988 184 or and someone from the fabulous 360Edge training team will be happy to help.

We can provide workshops on just about any alcohol and other drug topic!



A one day workshop to prepare for court - Melbourne

Melbourne Tuesday 16 July 2019

Write great case notes and feel confident giving evidence in court with this practical case note and court preparation training specifically for AOD workers.

Do you know what to say and do if you are subpoenaed to appear in court? Do you feel confident writing a witness report for court? Are your case notes court-ready?

Nearly 50% of AOD workers have had their case notes subpoened. Do you know what to do?

Join our clinical expert Paula Ross and legal eagle Jarryd Bartle for this one-day practical workshop specially designed to assist AOD practitioners to get court ready. Gain confidence and reduce anxiety about appearing in court.

  • Ensure your case notes are written so they are both clinically relevant and legally sound
  • Understand the different types of courts and how they operate
  • Find out how to respond to a subpoena
  • Learn what to put into a report for court
  • Prepare yourself to appear in court

Cost: Earlybird $350 until 21 June  |  Standard $450 after 21 June

Working with Families Masterclass

15 August 2018

We know that involving families in AOD treatment improves outcomes. Do you know how to best work with families of people who use alcohol and other drugs?

This interactive workshop is full of demonstrations, clinical discussion and practical skills so you walk away with new and effective ways of working with 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.

  • Understand how different families function and how that affects treatment
  • Discover how to establish a collaboration and utilise it to improve outcomes for people in treatment and their families
  • Learn how to harness families’ existing wisdom to get better outcomes for everyone
  • Walk away with a 5 step model for working with families to focus your family work
  • Work out what to do with the ‘tricky bits’ of working with families

Cost: Earlybird $350 until 1 August 2019  |  Standard $450 after 1 August 2019

FREE ice training for Victorian frontline workers

Learn how to respond to people affected by ice

Registrations now open for 2019!

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.

Click on the relevant icon below to see currently available sessions for your workforce

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”

Responding to DFV in AOD

19 September 2019 – For workers in low threshold services

19 September 2019 – For workers in clinical services

Do you know how to respond effectively to the estimated 50-90% of people in AOD treatment who have experienced domestic or family violence as an adult or child?

Understand the unique model that applies to the AOD sector, and learn how to raise the issue, reduce harms and respond sensitively within the limits of AOD work.

The workshop for low threshold services is designed for people working in NSPs, drop-in centres, peer support, primary care and other settings that involve one-off, incidental or irregular contact with people who use drugs. The workshop for clinical services is designed for people working in counselling and case management, and other roles in which clinical assessment, ongoing contact and clinical interventions are a regular part of your work.

Cost: Earlybird: $350 | Standard: $450

Location: Melbourne

2-Day Masterclass for AOD practitioners

Melbourne 9-10 October 2019

This course has been developed specifically for alcohol and other drug practitioners who want to build and strengthen core clinical skills in motivational interviewing, a core competency for alcohol and other drug workers at all levels.

Motivational interviewing is a directive, client-centered interaction style that helps people to explore and resolve ambivalence to change. It’s more than a set of strategies.

  • Learn how ambivalence and change impact on therapy outcomes
  • Understand the spirit, philosophy and principles of MI so you are not limited by a handful of strategies
  • Experience the change process through self practice and self reflection

Our unique interactive self-practice approach means you will really experience MI from the inside, creating a deep understanding of how it works.

  • Get back to basics and understand exactly what makes MI tick
  • Learn the ‘why’ not just the ‘how’ so you can apply core skills to any MI type
  • Go beyond the basic techniques to understand what really makes MI work
  • Unlock the art and science of your practice to take it to the next level

Cost: Earlybird $550 until 17 September 2019 | Standard $700 after 17 September 2019