Advanced Skills Training will provide the opportunity for 300 GPs across the country to develop their alcohol and other drug skills, dedicating 20 hours of continuous professional development to a specific set of AOD skills and competencies.
Advanced Skills participants will be required to identify and nominate a suitability qualified AOD professional to become their Advanced Skills mentor. The mentor will assist the participant as they develop their personalised learning plan, and provide a minimum of 6 hours of targeted support whilst the participant completes their plan. The RACGP will support rural and remote GPs to find a suitable mentor where local treatment services are limited.
Advanced Skills mentors will receive a one-off reimbursement payment of $1,500 (including superannuation and subject to relevant taxation) upon completion of a mentor report at the end of the program. GPs who complete Advanced Skills will receive a one-off payment of $2,500 upon completion of their personalised learning plan.