Welcome to the Queensland Opioid Treatment Program (QOTP) Online Prescriber Course.
There are 3 self-paced eLearning modules available for GPs and other Medical and Nurse Practitioners seeking to become authorised to prescribe opioid dependence treatment medications in Queensland.
MODULE 1: Understanding opioid dependence, assessment and treatment
MODULE 2: Buprenorphine-naloxone and long-acting injection buprenorphine
MODULE 3: Buprenorphine-mono and methadone
The first two modules require sequential completion in order to be eligible for approval as a Level 2 QOTP prescriber in Queensland, whereby you can apply for authorisation to prescribe buprenorphine-naloxone and long-acting injection buprenorphine formulations.
Further sequential completion of the third module - Buprenorphine-mono and methadone, followed by a clinical placement shadowing an existing Level 1 Prescriber - is required in order to become a Level 1 Full QOTP Prescriber, whereby you can prescribe the full suite of opioid dependence treatment medications available in Queensland.
To arrange your clinical placement, please see the QOTP Supervised Clinical Placement contacts page.
To apply for approval simply download a copy of your module completion certificates from your Profile page, attach them to a completed Patient-Class Prescriber Form and completed Supervised Clinical Attachment Tool and send to Queensland Health's Healthcare Approvals and Regulation Unit (HARU) at QOTP@health.qld.gov.au
NB: Whilst not mandatory, modules are highly recommended for practitioners entering into Shared Care QOTP arrangements with Queensland Health HHS AOD Services.
For more information
Download a factsheet explaining each prescriber type here.
The Department of Health has further information on their website.
If you are having difficulty gaining access to these modules please email email@example.com.
All QOTP Prescriber Courses are accredited for CPD points with RACGP and ACRRM.