The Queensland Opioid Treatment Program (QOTP) Prescriber Course

Information

Welcome to the Queensland Opioid Treatment Program (QOTP) Online Prescriber Course. 

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Please note:  There have been some recent changes to Queensland legislation which are not yet reflected in the content of this eLearning package, particularly in relation to new Medicines and Poison Act, QScript and associated changes to prescribing and dispensing processes.  These will be updated shortly.  In the meanwhile, please refer to the Department of Health's QScript page for details of the changes.

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These self-paced modules are available for GPs and other Medical and Nurse Practitioners who are seeking to become authorised to prescribe opioid treatment in Queensland. 

There are 2 course options:

1) Queensland Opioid Treatment Program (QOTP) Online Prescriber Course 

Please complete this course if you are:

  • Applying to become a Level 1 Full QOTP prescriber (mandatory eLearning followed by a clinical placement in a Hospital and Health Service QOTP clinic shadowing an experienced prescriber)
  • Already a Level 1 prescriber and are applying to extend your authorisation to include Long Acting Injection Buprenorphine (mandatory eLearning and application to MMU)
  • Applying to become a Level 2 Interim supervised QOTP prescriber while you are on placement with a Hospital and Health Service AOD service (must complete eLearning by the end of interim approval period of 3 months)

Upon successful completion of the module you will be emailed instructions detailing next steps based on the prescriber type you are applying for.

Please note, this module is highly recommended for those who are facilitating a Shared Care agreement.

2) Buprenorphine-naloxone (Suboxone®) only Prescriber Course

Please complete this course if you are applying to become a Level 2 QOTP prescriber of buprenorphine-naloxone medication for up to 20 patients.

Upon successful completion of the module you will be emailed instructions on how to complete the authorisation process for this prescriber class.

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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 module please email insight@health.qld.gov.au.

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All QOTP Prescriber Courses are accredited for CPD points with RACGP and ACRRM.

Training

Tools and resources

Guidelines

Thank you

These courses were developed by Insight in partnership with the Queensland Department of Health's Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch and The Monitored Medicines Unit.

QOTP Prescriber Courses are accredited for CPD points with both RACGP and ACRRM.