The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) has been contracted to develop and deliver frontline worker ice training as part of the Ice Action Plan.

The internationally-recognised training and research centre was awarded the contract following a competitive tender process.

The training will build the knowledge, confidence and skills of frontline workers to respond to ice users and their families, and increase their safety at work.

The majority of the training will be delivered online, ensuring access for frontline workers across the State and the flexibility to complete the course when it suits them.

NCETA and the Victorian Government have begun consulting with representatives from a broad range of frontline services to develop the training package and ensure it complements existing training.

The training will be available by the end of October 2015, and will be widely publicised to all frontline workers when it is launched.

For more information, or to take part in future consultations email iceworkforcetraining@dhhs.vic.gov.au