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

NDRI - Practical advice for smoking cessation in drug and alcohol service settings

A free public seminar with
Associate Professor Renee Bittoun, University of Notre Dame Australia
Friday 10 May 2019
1pm - 2pm
Technology Park, Building 603, Level 2 Seminar Room (Room 213), Sarich Way, Bentley, WA (Map)

Though it has become mandatory for public health facilities to become smoke-free, it has been difficult to implement this policy. Often in-patients in detox units object to a smoke-free environment, commonly flout regulations, are  argumentative and self-discharge. This leaves staff in conflict with patients, the regulations, their duty of care and the management of patients according to the policy. A protocol will be presented that better educates both staff and patients in the management of nicotine addiction, incorporating it within drug and alcohol services to have a completely smoke-free facility with better outcomes for patients.

A/Prof Renee Bittoun is an internationally recognised expert in smoking cessation. She has worked in the field for more than 30 years and is an inaugural member of the international SRNT (international Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco). She started one of the world’s first Smokers’ Clinics in Sydney, Australia in 1979 at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the international peer-reviewed Journal of Smoking Cessation, published by Cambridge University Press. She is a clinical consultant to national and state health facilities, hospitals and indigenous health groups. She was recently a Visiting Professor at the Sorbonne University, Salpetriere Hospital, Paris, France.

Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information, please download the NDRI Seminar Flyer.

Injury Matters - Know Injury Webinar - Safety and Crime: Perceptions vs Reality

Presentation by Dr Joe Clare, Assistant Professor and Senior Lecturer of Criminology UWA
Wednesday 22 May 2019
10.30am - 11.30am

Do you want to learn more about community safety and the perception of public safety vs the reality? Joe has worked in Australia and Canada and is committed to helping applied practitioners utilize theory, research, and analysis to enhance the understanding of problems they are encountering with a view to developing, implementing, and evaluating novel, creative intervention strategies. His research focuses on using available data to contribute to solving applied problems.
For more information about the seminars head to the Know Injury website. If you have any queries please contact the Know Injury team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 6166 7688.

Womens Health & Family Services - Trauma Informed Practice and Alcohol and Other Drug Use

Facilitator: Fiona Reid, Womens Health & Family Services
Thursday 6 June 2019
8.30am - 5pm
Joondalup Lotteries House Suite 6, 70 Davidson Terrace, Joondalup
Cost: $190 - non-members; $152 - members
The package includes a copy of the manual “Trauma-Informed Treatment Guide for Working with Women with Alcohol and Other Drug Issues” (3rd ed, 2017) by A.Marsh, T.Towers & S.O’Toole (valued at $66).

This event is designed for health professionals and staff in a support, advocacy or counselling role, who are working with people who have experienced trauma and are using alcohol and other drugs. The facilitator will lead an engaging, interactive group training session with a key focus on strategies you can use with your clients. Fiona is a Masters qualified Family Therapist (M.So.Sc) and has worked in the area of addictions, co-morbidity and trauma with families for over 15 years.

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