Professional development

Turning Point provides fee for service and funded training programs to AOD workers and the broader health and welfare workforce across an extensive range of areas. Fee for service training includes:

  • Introduction to dealing with addiction and mental health issues (for secondary teachers, tertiary institutions, workplaces and allied health professionals)
  • Assessment, treatment and referral for addiction related problems
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Dual diagnosis and mental health assessment and treatment for clinicians
  • Understanding and treating methamphetamine users
  • Tailored training on request across a range of workforces and sectors.

Turning Point delivers a funded training calendar, with workshops scheduled throughout the year that are available to the AOD sector, other allied health professionals, tertiary students and/or community groups. Workshops are mostly held at Turning Point in Richmond and are delivered by experts in the field.

To facilitate ongoing engagement in professional development and knowledge-sharing practices, Turning Point hosts a regular series of publicly available lectures and webinars. Visit our Events page for upcoming dates, or view past recordings on our Resources page.



Please contact Marion Brophy via [email protected] for more information about any of Turning Point’s professional development programs.

Change Agent Network

The Change Agent Network (CAN) is a leadership development and mentoring project that unites existing and emerging leaders within the Victorian AOD sector. Turning Point was instrumental in its establishment in 2014 and has oversight of its annual activity.

The CAN has recently strengthened its link with the Victorian Mental Health Interprofessional Leadership Network and is in the midst of a large scale collaboration.



Please contact Rebekah Couldrey at [email protected] for more information.

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Our Partners

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