Workforce Development

Workforce development and training opportunities for people working in the alcohol and other drug sector in Western Australia.

Upcoming Training and Workforce Development Opportunities

Cyrenian House - Alcohol & Other Drug Counselling Training Program

One day per week from 17 January to 21 February 2019.
Following the training, participants will be offered a one-week placement across Cyrenian House sites.

The program aims to offer participants who work in non AOD Community services, an intensive training package with the goal of developing core skills, knowledge and confidence for workers to support their consumers to treat their AOD issues effectively and holistically.

For more information, please download the pdf Cyrenian House AOD Counselling Training flyer (411 KB) .

Living Proud - Opening Closets Mental Health Training Workshop

Wednesday 13 February 2019
12pm - 4pm
G8/126 Grand Boulevard, Joondalup

The half-day workshop is free for government and non-government community sector workers and will help you to:

  • Increase your knowledge of the needs of LGBTI people
  • Provide participants with models and frameworks for understanding sexuality, sex and gender
  • Look at how homophobia and transphobia operate at different levels in society
  • Provide participants with some strategies for better supporting clients
    Promote your service as a LGBTI-friendly environment for staff and clients
  • Register now for Living Proud's Opening Closets Workshop at Eventzilla.

SMART Recovery Training - Perth

Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 February 2019
Venue to be confirmed, Perth

SMART Recovery Australia is a community based, not for profit charity, set up to promote and support the provision of the SMART Recovery program in the community. The SMART Recovery program focuses on changing unhelpful thinking and behaviours and achieving a healthy lifestyle balance. It is delivered via self-help groups in which participants learn and practice tools and skills derived from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in order to manage their addictive behaviours.
 To register, please visit:

For all information about the SMART Recovery program please visit or call (02) 9373 5100.

SMART Recovery Be Smart Family and Supporters Training - Perth

Wednesday 27 February 2019
Venue to be confirmed, Perth

After finishing the SMART Recovery Facilitator Training, you can register for our Be SMART Family and Supporters Training.

Be SMART is intended to assist anyone who is affected by the addictive behaviour of someone close to them. Be SMART's sole aim is to improve the quality of life, coping skills, and support system of the family member, friend or supporter of the person with a problem behaviour. The aim of this program is not to mobilise participants to get the person they support into treatment, or to force the person with the problem behaviour to do anything at all. Instead, this program is about getting the supporter to Be SMART and regain control of their own lives.

To register, please visit:

For all information about the SMART Recovery program please visit or call (02) 9373 5100.


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WANADA provides information about training and workforce development through our e-newsletter FYI.


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