About the program

The Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) GP Education Program has changed in response to measures introduced to control the spread of COVID-19. Many of these changes will make it easier for you to access AOD education during this busy time. The revised Program pathways are included below.

Note: The Project ECHO tele-education pathway is no longer part of Treatment Skills Training and attendance will no longer attract a completion payment. The RACGP’s AOD Project ECHO sessions will now be available to all members from June/July 2020.

Training pathways and completion awards

There are three distinct entry levels to access education within the program. Apply for the level that best suits your learning needs and preferences.

  • Essential Skills is available online and takes four hours to complete.
  • Treatment Skills takes a minimum of six hours to complete. You will receive $1200 upon completion of training.
  • Advanced Skills is a flexible learning program and takes 20 hours to complete. You receive $2500 upon completion of training.

Each pathway is a stand-alone program. GPs are not required to complete one pathway in order to access another.


Alcohol and Other Drugs GP Education Program policies

Members interested in making an application to the AOD GP Education Program are encouraged to familiarise themselves with program policies and procedures.

The program policy documents can be accessed via the links below.