ATODA Activities Update - February 2015
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Reminder: Applications are Now Open. Qualification Strategy Semester 1, 2015

Applications are now open for training opportunities in Semester 1, 2015 for the ACT Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Qualification Strategy.
Please see the information package for workers to access subsidised training through ATODA attached. This package outlines information on the training available and the application process for the first semester 2015.
This training includes the Remaining Units from the Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD). This is the non ATOD content of the Certificate IV, and only those workers in the specialist ATOD sector that do not have existing health, social or behavioural science tertiary qualifications are required to undertake this training.
Applications close 27 February 2015
For more information: See the Information Package, or contact Julie Robert at or call (02) 6255 4070.

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ACT Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Services Directory: Version 12
The ACT Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Services (ATOD) Directory has been updated and Version 12 is now available online at

About the Directory
The ACT ATOD Services Directory communicates the diverse range of services and programs available in the ACT alcohol, tobacco and other drug sector. It aims to support workers to make referrals, increase cross and intra-sectoral knowledge, and foster collaborations. The Directory is a key mechanism to promote services and program information, and is a useful tool to workers in the ATOD and allied sector.
The Directory is updated every six months.
The Directory is a multi platforms website that has been conveniently designed to fit on various operating systems.
How to use the Directory

  • The Directory profiles are searchable by program name, service type, setting type, and age group.
  • All profiles can be exported in PDF, downloaded in PDF, printed or emailed individually.

Additional content
The Directory website also contains a quick reference guide, details on where to access information about ATOD, tips on how to make an effective referral, and a map of ACT ATOD program and service locations.
If you would like further information please contact ATODA on (02) 6255 4070 or

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Preparing, Planning and Writing Funding Applications Workshop

The workshop aims to gather ATODA members, particularly those which are ACT based non-government alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) treatment and support services to prepare and plan for future funding applications.
While further information on the process or timing of for any upcoming Commonwealth ATOD grant tender round is pending (for example those related to the Substance Misuse and Service Delivery Grants Fund and Non-Government Treatment Grants Program), this workshop will proactively support organisations to build their capacity to apply to deliver any ATOD services through funding that may become available.

About the workshop
The workshop will be facilitated by Professor Ann Roche (National Centre for Education And Training on Addiction, Flinders University) and will include:

  • Support organisations to communicate their goals and how could these be progressed through funding.
  • Discuss what other funding processes have required, such as those through the Commonwealth, and how we can learn from these to inform future activities.
  • Getting grant ready by determining existing organisational capacity to respond to funding rounds and any skills that may need to be developed or acquired.
  • Getting projects or workplans grant ready, including identifying objectives, methods and outcomes.
  • Other tips on producing a quality application, such as persuasive writing, AOD strategic alignment, sourcing ATOD evidence

Date: 16 March 2015
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Venue: ANU Commons Function Centre, Rimmer St, Canberra City
RSVP: Essential please to Amanda on or (02) 6255 4070
Cost: $60 per person (an additional $100 subsidy is provided per person by ATODA)

Target group: ATODA members will be provided with 1 place. Each specialist ACT ATOD non-government service is provided with up to 3 places. It is expected that participants would be those that would contribute to project development and grant applications.
Food: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided
Preparation: Please consider bringing strategic plans, annual reports and other documentation that could support your participation.
WIFI: Free WIFI will be available.
FundAssist Tool: One hard copy of the FundAssist Toolkit will be provided per non-government organisation registered.
For more information: See the flyer 
FundAssist is a new online toolkit designed to help non-government alcohol and other (AOD)
organisations prepare, plan and write funding applications. The tool is available here: It contains 11 sections, a database of potential funding sources and more than 50 activities. Each section of the toolkit is self-contained and includes activities to suit both novice and experienced funding application writers.

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Contact ATODA:

Phone: (02) 6255 4070
Fax: (02) 6255 4649
Mail: PO Box 7187,
Watson ACT 2602
Visit: 350 Antill St. Watson

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The Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA) is the peak body representing the non-government and government alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) sector in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). ATODA seeks to promote health through the prevention and reduction of the harms associated with ATOD. 

Views expressed in the ACT ATOD Sector eBulletin do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT. Not all third-party events or information included in the eBulletin are endorsed by the ACT ATOD Sector or the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT. No responsibility is accepted by the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT or the editor for the accuracy of information contained in the eBulletin or the consequences of any person relying upon such information. To contact us please email or call (02) 6255 4070.