In-Person Training

LGBTQ Inclusive Practice for AOD Support Services In-Person Training

Regular price $3,000.00
LGBTQ Inclusive Practice for AOD Support Services In-Person Training

LGBTQ Inclusive Practice for AOD Support Service is a training session for health and community workers supporting clients with alcohol and/or other drugs (AOD) use looking to strengthen their understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people and communities. Participants will learn to deliver more inclusive, informed, and appropriate care. This 7-hour in-person training will introduce you to the LGBTQ+ acronym, expand your understanding of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and sex characteristics, and reflect upon the unique health and wellbeing issues faced by LGBTQ+ people, particularly those related to AOD. 


  • The LGBTQ+ communities
  • What is the difference between sex characteristics, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation?
  • Understanding the lived experience of LGBTQ+ people
  • Legislation
  • Understanding the health impacts of social stigma and assumptions
  • AOD prevalence, patterns, and co-morbidities
  • The context of use for LGBTQ communities
  • Acceptance versus inclusion
  • Implementing inclusive practice in day to day interactions
  • Useful tips to increase inclusive service provision
  • Experiential activities, scenarios, and case studies

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Differentiate between gender and sexuality
  • Summarise the mental health and alcohol and or other drug disparities faced by sexuality and gender diverse people
  • Review important events from LGBTQ+ history and the current legislation related to these priority populations
  • Understand the context of alcohol and or other drug use within the sexuality and gender diverse communities.
  • Detect areas for improvement within their role and workplace
  • Develop strategies and implement actions to increase access and satisfaction of service for people with diverse sexuality and gender


  • 7 hours, including morning, lunch, and afternoon catered breaks


  • Professionals working in drug and alcohol support

Public Training Schedule (2021)



Training venue

Seats remaining

Surry Hills - Sydney


ACON, 414 Elizabeth Street Surry Hills Postponed

Public sessions:

  • Concession discount available, please click here for more information.
  • Once payment is complete, you will get an email from notifications@acon.bridgeapp.com saying you have been enrolled into a new program. Click “Go To Program” to enrol for a course date. If you have not received this email, it may have been redirected to your junk/spam inbox.

Private sessions:

  • For up to 25 people 
  • Cost does not include travel outside of Sydney metro, catering, venue, or GST. 
  • Volume discount applies for purchasing more than 4 sessions. 


Invoices can be arranged, please email PrideTraining@acon.org.au for more information.

Please make sure to read our cancellation/refund policy.

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