ATODA is committed to developing and maintaining a highly skilled workforce and developing and maintaining the capacity of the sector.

ATODA arranges learning and development activities through a mix of face to face and online methods. Some activities are tailored to the needs of specialist ATOD workers, others are relevant to a wider range of service provider types and roles particularly in allied sectors (Mental Health, Youth, Housing Support). The program has been designed to:

  • Ensure specialist ATOD workers have access to fully subsidised training
  • Maximise the ability of staff to attend programs that are relevant to their organisation needs and to their individual development priorities, and at a time that fits best with their work commitments
  • Enable flexibility in provision so if there is high demand, we may have the capacity to add additional training
  • Facilitate learning and development on generic topics (smoking cessation, first aid and mental health first aid) for workers in allied sectors (mental health, youth, housing and homelessness) if the scheduled workshop is not filled with ATOD workers

The 2024 Professional Development Schedule is available at this link.