Victorian AOD Workforce Development Initiative

The Victorian State Government committed $25.62 million from the 20-21 State Budget to employ 100 new alcohol and other drug workers and address the impact of COVID-19.

Within the funding for this initiative, the Government also committed to creating a centralised workforce development program developed in consultation with the sector and administered by VAADA. This new program is called Elevate!; as in raise or uplift, or as in develop mastery and expertise in knowledge, skill and application.

You must work for a state-funded AOD service in a funded AOD role within Victoria to be eligible. This program is not available to student placement or professionals outside the AOD sector. 

If you are an AOD worker who has not been able to get along to training in previous years, now is the time!

We will be updating the training calendar with new training offers over the following year, and registrations will open approximately two months before the start date of each training.

Create Your Account to Access Fully-funded Training

The Elevate! website has a training calendar purpose-built for the needs of the AOD workforce in Victoria.
Search for accredited and non-accredited training, including the AOD Skillset.
To register for any training under Elevate!, you will need first to sign up and create an account.

Browse upcoming training

Use the filters to refine your search if you’re looking for specific training.

Sign up to become a member

You won’t be able to enrol into any training without first creating an Elevate! account.

Enrol with your chosen provider

Browse the training on offer and click on the Enrol Now button to register.

Elevate! is funded Until December 2023

All training is fully funded by the Victorian State Government until December 2023.
If training has been challenging to access for you or your team in the past, now is the time.
Click on link below to sign up and start registering for training!

For all queries and feedback related to the Elevate! program, contact us at