The Victorian Government today launched Ice: training for frontline workers – a free, online training package for all Victorians who, as part of their job, come into contact with people who are ice-affected.
The training is designed for all frontline workers who work in health, community services, education, police and emergency services, correctional facilities and other service industries.
Completing the training package will assist workers to develop the knowledge and confidence to:
- understand the effects of ice and identify users
- ensure their own and others’ safety
- respond effectively to people who are ice-affected.
The training package also provides information for employers, including their workplace safety obligations and how they can better support workers who deal with people who use ice.
Relevant Victorian Government workers are being supported and encouraged to complete the training, and frontline service organisations are being encouraged to incorporate the training into their ongoing professional development programs.
The package was developed in consultation with key union groups and with input from workers across a broad range of occupations. It was developed as part of the Victorian Government’s Ice Action Plan.