Drug and alcohol training and development
There is a range of drug and alcohol-related training options available in South Australia, for people with differing levels of qualification, expertise and interest. The information below will assist you with your training needs and includes a list of training providers and information sources on drug and alcohol issues.
Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA)
Training for health professionals
- Addiction medicine training
- Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST)
- Training for Pharmacists
- Training for General Practitioners
- Indigenous Risk Impact Screen (IRIS)
DASSA provides training in the Indigenous Risk Impact Screen, a validated culturally appropriate screening tool for substance use and mental disorders in Aboriginal clients. For more information contact the Manager, Priority Population Programs on Tel 7425 5130.
Aboriginal specific training for Aboriginal health professionals
Alcohol and other Drugs
- Alcohol and other Drugs — Assessment
- Alcohol and other Drugs — Brief Intervention
- Motivational interviewing
For more information contact the Manager, Priority Population Programs on Tel 7425 5130.
A number of tertiary institutions offer drug and
University of Adelaide
- Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Addiction and Mental Health
- Masters Degrees and Doctoral Studies
- Managing Addiction: A Framework for Successful Treatment. This MOOC is now available for
students,and is free. A verified certificate can be obtained for $50 on completion of the course
University of Adelaide / King's College London (UK) / Virginia Commonwealth University (USA)
Monash University (Victoria)
National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA)
The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) is a national research centre based at Flinders University that specialises in workforce development, capacity building and research translation and dissemination. It provides a range of supports to the alcohol and
NCETA’s alcohol and other drug resources can be accessed
NCETA provides a range of training activities that complement the Centre’s key research programs.
- Tailored training sessions on ways communities and different professional groups can use
evidence basedfindings to respond to alcohol and other drugs.
- A national online training resource Ice: Training for Frontline Workers to all workers in the health, community services, criminal justice and education and related sectors.
- In conjunction with Middlesex University (UK) and Matua Raki (NZ), NCETA annually offers a free international Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Falling Down: Problematic Substance Use in Later Life. The MOOC provides examples of best practice interventions to address alcohol and other drug use among older people with a specific focus on Preventing and Reducing Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Harm among Older People: A practical guide for health and welfare professionals.
For more information contact NCETA on (08) 8201 7535 or email - email@example.com.
Vocational education and training (VET)
- TAFE SA provides a range of courses in alcohol and other drugs.
- Aboriginal Health Council South Australia (AHCSA)
A Registered Training Organisation that provides a range of training in Primary Health Care for the Aboriginal sector.
- Centacare Catholic Family Services
A Registered Training Organisation that provides a range of courses covering Alcohol and Other Drugs, Mental Health, Disability and Community Services.)
- Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc.
A Registered Training Organisation that provides a range of courses delivered in the Aboriginal context. Other accredited alcohol and other drug workshops can be tailored to suit a particular workplace.
Other training providers
- Drug Info (Australian Drug Foundation) (ADF)
- National Drug Research Institute (NDRI)
- National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC)
- South Australian Network of Drug and Alcohol Services (SANDAS)
- Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre
SA Health Library service (alcohol and other drugs)
Ground floor, Glenside Campus Administration and Learning Services Building.
Fullarton Road, Glenside SA 5065
Telephone: (08) 7087 1202
Hours: Monday to Friday,
For more information visit the SA Health Library Service page.
Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)
ADIS provides a confidential telephone counselling, information and referral service for the general public, concerned family and friends, students and health professionals.
Contact ADIS on 1300 13 1340 between 8.30am and