What to expect

Join us for a professional development training course led by Geoff Bayldon, an experienced Youth Worker, Senior Trainer and Practice Consultant. He has worked at the Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS) for 14 years across many programs, including Outreach, Day Program, the Drug Withdrawal Unit, and long-term Residential Rehabilitation. More recently he was the Manager of the eastern regions community programs.

This course will give participants an introduction to AOD policy, history, and development. It also covers the effects of various drugs and drug combinations, how to work with young people who have issues with drugs, and how to promote harm reduction.

Morning Tea is provided.

Feedback from previous workshops

"The training was really great. Geoff was incredibly knowledgeable and we learnt a lot from him." (Melbourne)

“Really great presentation and very engaging, so much content with a great insight.” (Mildura)

“Excellent! Presenter had obvious real world experience and passion for this field and gave practical suggestions plus new perspectives on some big concepts.” (Albury)

Who should attend

This workshop is for those working in the youth sector.


$140 for members, $200 for non-members or $100 for YACVic Concession members (if you register as a group of five).  This discount will be applied automatically upon the successful input of five attendees on the registration form.


Click here to register.

YACVic is a child safe organisation. By attending these events, you agree to join us in our commitment to child safety

Accessibility & Inclusion

At YACVic, we take access and inclusion seriously. We are committed to making every event as accessible and inclusive as possible for all members of our community. If you have a specific access request, would like further information or want to provide any suggestions, we would love to hear from you.

The YACVic building is wheelchair accessible and it has accessible, all gender bathrooms.

Our work takes place through the lands of the Aboriginal nations within Victoria and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.


If you have any questions about the training session or membership please contact Charli Ellis, Membership and Events Officer at cellis@yacvic.org.au