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COPE Training

We provide free COPE training for Victoria's NSP and MSIR workers

The Federal Government has committed to funding free naloxone across Australia’s states and territories as part of the national roll-out of the Take Home Naloxone program. Our COPE (community overdose prevention education) training has been updated to support this.

The Victorian Department of Health has endorsed Penington Institute’s COPE training as the approved free online naloxone administration training to Victorian frontline NSP and MSIR workers.

To supply naloxone to clients, approved workers must complete the COPE training (or have completed it since 1 October 2018 following the inclusion of Nxyoid nasal spray content). The training will cover recognising and responding to an opioid overdose, naloxone administration and aftercare, as well as additional information about naloxone ordering, storage and data collection. 

The training involves a 90-minute online session, followed by the successful completion of a ten-question online assessment. Individuals must register for a session, which will be attended by participants from various NSPs and MSIR across Victoria. 

Upcoming free training sessions

Tuesday 23 April  

April 23, 2024 02:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney