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Professional development in alcohol and other drugs

360Edge is a lead provider of professional development for alcohol and other drug specialists, as well as health, welfare and education frontline workers.

Attend one of our open sessions for alcohol and other drug and other workers or find out about tailored workshops for your workforce.


What’s on for the rest of 2019

Motivational Interviewing Masterclass (Melbourne 9-10 October) Book

FREE ice workshops (throughout Victoria in 2019)


Keep an eye out for our 2020 training calendar with some new workshops and old favourites heading your way!

Looking for tailored training for your organisation or sector?  Our expert trainers can tailor something specially for you. Get in touch at 1300 988 184 or and someone from the fabulous 360Edge training team will be happy to help.


FREE ice training for Victorian frontline workers

Learn how to respond to people affected by ice

Registrations now open for 2019!
Click on the relevant icon below to register for an available session for your workforce

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”

2-Day Masterclass for AOD practitioners

New dates for 2020 coming soon!

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  | Standard $700

Have a read of what previous attendees thought by reading our evaluation reports.

CBT for AOD workers

Stay tuned. New dates released soon!

Forget the A-B-Cs. Come to this fun interactive workshop and go behind the scenes to understand the mechanics of CBT for AOD. Find out what makes CBT tick so you can tailor strategies and treatment to different client presentations.

This foundation workshop offers a practical introduction to 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 (beginner to intermediate level)

  • Understand the underlying drivers of change
  • Master the key strategies and when to use them
  • Learn how to structure a session to get the best outcomes for your clients

“Amazing training. Best CBT training I have attended. Facilitators were fantastic and really knew their stuff!”

(Participant 2018)

Cost: Earlybird (before 10 June): $350 | Standard: $450 | (Add Integrating MI and CBT for just $210)

Location: Rydges St Kilda, Melbourne

Integrating MI and CBT

26 June 2019

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.

  • Understand the similarities and differences between MI and CBT
  • Discover how to seamlessly move between these two core skills in AOD treatment

“Loved how knowledgeable the trainers were and the real life anecdotes they shared” (Participant, 2018)

“A fantastic refresher for those more experienced and also for beginners. I’ve certainly gained more knowledge and can’t wait to practice my skills” (Participant, 2018)

Cost: Add to CBT for AOD for only $210  |  Earlybird (before 10 June): $350 | Standard: $450

Location: Rydges St Kilda, Melbourne

A one day workshop to prepare for court - Melbourne

Stay tuned. New dates released soon!

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

Check out what other participants through of the training, by reading our evaluation report.


Working with Families Masterclass

Stay tuned. New dates released soon!

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

4 Day Intensive CBT masterclass for alcohol and other drug professionals

Stay tuned. New dates released soon!

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, particularly 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.

Have a read of what previous attendees thought by reading our evaluation reports.

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Cost: Earlybird $990 until 19 April 2019  |  Standard $1390 after 19 April 2019

'Loved the course... I want more'

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