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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.

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


What’s on

Help I’ve been subpoenaed! (Melbourne)

CBT Masterclass (Melbourne)

FREE ice training (throughout Victoria)

FREE Working with Families (Regional Victoria)

FREE motivational interviewing (Ipswich, Qld)


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

One day workshop for the Murray PHN Catchment

Involving families in AOD treatment improves outcomes, but do you know how to best work with families of people who use AOD?

This FREE interactive workshop will equip you with an understanding of how different families function and how that affects treatment, how to establish a collaboration with families even when they are fragmented, harness the families’ existing wisdom to get better outcomes for everyone and understand what to do with the ‘tricky bits’ of working with families.

Mildura 4 December 2018
Wodonga 12 February 2019
Bendigo 27 March 2019
Shepparton 28 March 2019

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.

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”

A one day workshop to prepare for court - Melbourne

Tuesday 11 December 2018
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



4 Day Intensive CBT masterclass for alcohol and other drug professionals

Melbourne, 7-10 May 2019


Join our AOD/CBT experts Professor Nicole Lee, past President and Honorary Fellow of the AACBT, and Paula Ross, Counselling Psychologist and Clinical Expert in this top rated 4-day workshop.

This course has been developed especially for alcohol and other drug workers, especially those in counselling or case management roles, who want to build and strengthen the core CBT clinical skills that are the foundation for all best practice CBT protocols from traditional CBT to newer cognitive therapy models like the mindfulness-based therapies.

  • Get back to basics and understand exactly what makes CBT tick
  • Learn the why not just the how so you can apply core skills to any CBT type
  • Unlock the art and science of your practice to take it to the next level

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

Cognitive behaviour therapy is an umbrella term that includes a number of solution-oriented therapies focusing on self-reflection, problem-solving and learning skills that can be applied across situations, such as:

  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy

Find out how to use the core skills of CBT to drive change whatever model you use. Our focus is understanding and experiencing the drivers of change in CBT that underlie all CBT models.

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10 out of 10 participants said they would recommend this training to their colleagues!

Working with Families Masterclass

15 August 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

Responding to DFV in AOD

 16 May 2019 – For workers in low threshold services

21 May 2019 – For 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.

Cost: Earlybird: $350 | Standard: $450

Location: Melbourne

Advanced DFV responses in AOD

30 May 2018

This workshop is for intermediate and advanced practitioners who can provide counselling interventions for people in AOD treatment who have experienced DFV. Understand the unique context of DFV in AOD treatment, which interventions are effective and how to apply them in practice.

Cost: Earlybird (before 14 May): $350 | Standard: $450 | add to Intro to DFV for $210

Location: Melbourne