Training and education are the keys to the effective implementation of workplace substance (drug and alcohol) use policies.
TDDA offers specialised training and education services for all levels of employees. 

Employee Education

Drug Testing Employee Education

Obtaining team buy-in through education is crucial as substance testing in the workplace can be sensitive.

Topics covered in these 75-minute sessions include:

Work health and safety legislation
Introducing your drug and alcohol policy
Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace
Drug and alcohol abuse risks and effects
Drugs being tested for including illicit and prescription drugs
Drug and alcohol testing procedures & what to expect

In-house Employee Education caters for up to 35 employees per session.

Advanced Drug Awareness Training

ADAT Training

This training has new content including; the use of and implications of medicinal cannabis, updated testing statistics and new risk scenarios covering various situations requiring decision making by Managers & Supervisors.

This 4-hour training is the most up to date Drug and Alcohol awareness programme and has been designed to provide advanced drug and alcohol training for a range of staff from senior team members to people leaders. Advanced Drug Awareness Training gives Managers & Supervisors the confidence and right tools to successfully identify and deal with situations arising from drug and alcohol use/abuse in the workplace.

The training is interactive and delivered by highly trained TDDA presenters.

What’s included (but not limited to) :

How to actively manage your company’s drug and alcohol policy
Duties under the Work Health and Safety Legislation
Drugs tested for including prescription medicines and illicit substances
Why conduct drug and alcohol testing in the workplace
When can testing be conducted
Who is involved in the testing process
New and emerging drug trends
How to identify risks through behaviour, signs and symptoms indicators and paraphernalia
Establishing “Reasonable Grounds”
Group scenario work
TDDA Managers app (and how to effectively use it)

Advanced Drug Awareness Training courses can be offered in-house or at TDDA locations together with participants from other organisations. They can cater up to 20 attendees per session.

Comprehensive Substance Identification

(CSi) Training 

CSi training

If you are responsible for managing your organisation’s drug and alcohol policy or testing programme, our Comprehensive Substance Identification Training (CSi) is for you.

CSi is the scientifically-backed Drugs of Abuse Recognition (DAR) programme, modified to suit the workplace. This is the highest level of drug and alcohol training and the first of its kind to be delivered across Australasia.

Topics covered in this full-day professional training course include:

Understanding the eight major drug categories
Deep dive into problematic drugs in the workplace, including prescription medications
Applying the Drugs of Abuse Recognition (DAR) 7-step process by examining the eyes, balance, coordination, and pulse
When to apply the CSi process and how to do so with confidence
Scenarios and practical exercises
Working through the TDDA CSi APP and generating a report
How CSi fits with your company’s substance use policy

Managers who participate in this training will receive the TDDA CSi app, a CSi-trained certification card, as well as a certificate of completion.

CSi training can be arranged in-house or at TDDA locations together with participants from other organisations. They can cater for up to 20 management staff per session.

Ready to discuss your drug testing training options?

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TDDA has created a smartphone drug awareness app to help keep parents informed. 50% of the proceeds from the sale of this app are donated to children’s hospitals across Australasia.

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The TDDA Managers Training course was one of the most enjoyable and informative courses that I have ever attended. (That includes my 21 years’ experience in the NZ Army). The manner in which you delivered it meant that my eyelids didn’t droop once (a first) and I came away very impressed, motivated and refreshed.

I look forward to getting you here to do the same with my staff as I know that they too will gain a lot from attending and more importantly – if anyone can get their “buy in” I am convinced you are that person.

Ian A Beker, QSM, AFNZIM
General Manager
Southland disAbility Enterprises Ltd

I have been using TDDA for a number of years to undertake D&A on-site testing which has proven to be a valuable asset on our projects, and I believed I had a pretty good awareness when identifying drug users. Recently I attended the TDDA CSi course and the learnings from the day have given me so many more tools to help identify users along with an increased awareness of the effect the various drugs have on a person’s physical and mental state. If you are in the position of being responsible for managing your organisations D&A programme then the CSi course is a must to attend.

Dean Sinton
Head of QHSE

TDDA consulted closely with us to customise their management and employee training to fit with our culture. We were extremely pleased with the high level of professionalism and expertise of TDDA as these sessions rolled out nationally.

Shona Taylor
National OSH Manager