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Training Courses

The University of Sydney provides free courses to train health professionals on behalf of the NSW Ministry of Health. The courses assist in the development of knowledge, skills, and practices to support the safe prescribing of opioid pharmacotherapies for the treatment of opioid dependence.

Courses can be accessed by logging into the course portal.

Fundamentals Training in Opioid Treatment

An introductory module for health professionals interested in learning more about the of core concepts of NSW Opioid Treatment Program and the safe prescribing of opioid pharmacotherapies. Completion of this course is also for those considering to enrol in the the Opioid Treatment Accreditation Course (OTAC).

Opioid Treatment Accreditation Course (OTAC)

A comprehensive course on opioid treatment, facilitated by addiction medicine specialists. Aligning with the NSW Clinical Guidelines: Treatment of Opioid Dependence, the OTAC allows medical and nurse practitioners to become an accredited prescriber of opioid pharmacotherapies in NSW.

Treatment of Opioid Dependence with Depot Buprenorphine

Depot buprenorphine is a new pharmacotherapy that represents a significant development in the model of care for patients with opioid dependence. This short course is designed to support prescribers, and other health professionals, in NSW in providing this treatment in a safe and effective manner.

Driving Safety: Sedating Medications & OAT

A online short course for health professionals caring for patients who receive opioid agonist treatment (OAT). Explore the potential impact of treatments and other factors on driving safety. Plus learn about short and long-term fitness to drive, with a focus on sedating medications and OAT.

Clinical Case Webinar Series

Monthly webinars to provide health professionals with a continuing learning environment to discuss clinical matters related to prescribing methadone or buprenorphine pharmacotherapies for opioid dependence. Each session will involve case-based discussions, with learning resources provided at the end of the session.