Available courses

This resource aims to build the capacity of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) workers and organisations to better support clients with complex needs, with a particular focus on cognitive impairment and criminal justice contact. A number of topics will be added over time to this course. Current topics include:

  • What we mean by complex needs and why it's important for AOD workers to consider it in their and their organisations practice
  • What cognitive impairment is and how you can identify it
  • Strategies that you can implement in your practice

The e-learning resource is supported by a :

Who should complete this course?

Front line staff and managers working in alcohol and other drug service provision should complete this course. Prior understanding of alcohol and other drug misuse and treatment is assumed.



In collaboration with the NSW Ministry of Health and the Health Education Training Institute (HETI), NADA is hosting the MERIT program eLearning module  to provide access to MERIT training for workers from across the NGO AOD sector.


The MERIT program eLearning module was developed by HETI and is designed for MERIT clinicians and MERIT teams.


If you would like further information about the MERIT program visit http://www.merit.justice.nsw.gov.au/.  


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