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The Foundation Course

This course is open to all of the Gambler's Help managers and staff, this includes local Gambler’s Help, Aboriginal Gambler’s Help, In-Language Gambler’s Help services and prevention workers. It is ideal for new staff members as it provides a good introduction to gambling in Victoria and an overview to the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.

Dates and times

Available dates for the Foundation Course are:

  • 18 June 2019
  • 17 September 2019
  • 10 December 2019

You can register for your preferred date further down the page.

Topics covered include:

  • Gambling in Victoria – statistics, the environment, the continuum of harm on individuals, families and the community.
  • The gambling industry, types of gambling, products and venues
  • Legislative and regulatory framework and statutory requirements
  • Conceptualisation of problem gambling and the impact – DSM pathways model
  • The service system – a client-centred approach to care/helpline/online, CALD and Aboriginal services, direct and indirect care
  • Risk factors and vulnerable groups including young people, CALD communities and new arrivals, Aboriginal communities
  • The lived experience: Experience of gambling harm, lived experience of programs and collaborative work.
  • Public health and prevention
  • Communications and marketing


Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Level 6, 14-20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne, Victoria 3051

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