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RCLDS Introduction to Alcohol & Other Drugs – Online Intake

Monday September 30, 2019


  • This is an online, interactive training course for residential care staff designed to introduce them to the symptoms and effects of drug and alcohol abuse. It examines how drugs work in the brain, the symptoms of drug use, withdrawal and overdose, and why young people use drugs. Following completion of the online component, the course also has a Team Talks package to guide the learner and their manager in discussing the issues the course raised in their next supervision session.
  • This training is only available for residential care workers in Victoria.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the basics of the different classifications of commonly used drugs and how they are administered.
  • Understand how drugs work in the brain.
  • Learnt to recognise and response to the signs of withdrawal and overdose, and assist young people going through them.
  • Identify the drivers of substance abuse – why young people might use drugs, the stages they go through in stopping.



How will enrolments work for the online training?

  • You may enrol them any time up until the end of September 2019.
  • Once staff have completed the online component of the courses (and received a satisfactory grade on any final assessment) they can now download and print their own completion certificate.
  • In Moodle you need to go to the main screen of the module they have passed and click on Completion certificate, download and then print the certificate.

How long will the training take? Will I need any special equipment?

  • Each course will take approximately 2 hours.
  • Staff will not need any special equipment for the training, beyond a computer with a reliable internet connection.  All online courses designed by the Centre for Excellence are customised for both desktop computer (Mac and PC), tablets and smartphones.


Monday September 30, 2019
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