RACGP Alcohol and Other Drugs GP Education Program
February 23, 2021
The RACGP Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) GP Education Program is a Commonwealth Government funded program aiming to upskill GPs to better address drug and alcohol addiction in their local communities.
You can connect to training from anywhere in Australia. Training includes online workshops, online learning modules, webinars and a mentoring series. Select and apply for the mode of training that best suits you.
RACGP members can access the program at three separate entry points. Each pathway is a stand-alone program. You can access all three levels of training or just the level of training that best suits you.
- Essential Skills focuses on core AOD skills, is available online to all RACGP members and takes two hours to complete.
- Treatment Skills builds on the core AOD skills and takes a minimum of six hours to complete. You receive $1,200 upon completion of training. Applications are now open and close on the 31 July 2021.
- Advanced Skills builds AOD specific skills based on the AOD trends in your local patient community. It is a flexible learning program and takes up to 20 hours to complete. You receive $2,500 upon completion of training. Applications for the final intake open on the 18 January 2021 and close on the 15 March 2021.
The RACGP is also running an AOD Connect: Project ECHO group every Thursday evening, a weekly online forum where GPs can discuss AOD cases and seek support from their peers and AOD experts.
For more information on Program eligibility, grant payments and to register or apply, visit the RACGP AOD GP Education Program Website.