Western Cluster training
The Western Cluster delivers a range of workforce development opportunities to members of its collaborating agencies. Our approach is driven by policy, innovation and identified service needs.
The Department of Health and Human Services, Mental Health and Drugs Workforce, Portfolio Strategy and Reform allocates funding to provide education and training to staff across the Western Cluster. This training is delivered in both rural and metropolitan locations. Some training is delivered online.
Our training events provide introductory, intermediate, or advanced level training.
There is no charge for training for staff employed by services within the Western Cluster unless otherwise stipulated. However, any accommodation and travel costs, if applicable, must be met by individual services unless otherwise negotiated.
Training courses & workshops
Workshops have been designed to assist the training and development needs of all clinical staff. Western Cluster workshops are designed to introduce new information, as well as build on existing knowledge and skills.
Western Cluster events are hosted in both metropolitan and rural locations. Specific event details are advertised closer to the training date.
You can also download the training calendar.
Additional Cluster training events are held off-calendar. These workshops are generally advertised closer to the training date. Contact your local Cluster representative for more information.
The Western Cluster provides links to other training programs, including:
- Eating disorders online training - Centre for Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED)
- Victorian Dual Disability Service workshops and online training
- North East Victoria Innovative Learning Training and Professional Development Cluster
- South East Education and Training Cluster
You can register for Western Cluster training events online or by completing a registration form.
Registrations close two weeks before the event date unless otherwise notified. Late registrations will not be accepted.
All registrations must be received by the due date as advertised on workshop flyers.
48 hours’ notice is required for all cancellations, otherwise there may be a charge made to your service. Notification of any cancellations made later than stipulated, or failure to attend on the day, will be sent to approving managers.
NWMH staff note: Applications will not be accepted unless approved by your manager.
Once you've found a course or workshop, select Book now on the event page to access the online registration form.
Once you complete the online form, you receive an email. This email acknowledges that we have received your registration.
Your manager will be emailed that you have requested to attend the event. On their approval, a final confirmation email will be sent to you 2 - 3 weeks before the event.
Register using a form
Register for events by completing our registration form and returning to us via fax or email.