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

GPs have three distinct entry levels to access education within the program. GPs should apply for the level that best suits their learning needs and preferences.

  • Essential Skills is available online and takes two hours to complete.
  • Treatment Skills is available via two different pathways and takes a minimum of six hours to complete. GPs will receive $1200 upon completion.
  • Advanced Skills is a flexible learning program and takes up to 20 hours to complete. GPs will receive $2500 upon completion.

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


For more information about the program contact:

 1800 472 247