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Smart Recovery Facilitator Training

August 17 @ 9:00 am - December 8 @ 5:00 pm

SMART Recovery Australia’s Facilitator Training is an industry endorsed course designed to teach AOD practitioners, mental health clinicians, peers, professionals and community volunteers everything required to start and run their very own SMART Recovery meeting. SMART meetings use evidence-based tools to empower people to take control of their addictive or problematic behaviours associated with alcohol and other drugs, gambling and others.

Our training gives you access to our training materials and resources and you will be guided through by one of our expert trainers. You can choose from a range of options to suit your personal preference. We offer online and in-person training options so find a training program to suit you.

Our Program
Learn all of the latest research-backed tools and techniques, the SMART 4-Point Program and how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Motivational Interviewing are best utilised in addiction and behaviour change.
Ongoing Training and Support
Access free and regularly updated video tutorials, webinars and low cost refresher training courses. Receive support from your dedicated National Program Manager.


Our training Options


Online Premium*
Our new Facilitator Training Online Premium option gives you access to our
dynamic online training modules with even more extensive and quality training
time. Online Premium is a great way to gain the in-depth training that face to
face training offers, but with the flexibility of online.
The Online Premium Training offers:

  •  Access to the SMART Recovery 10 hour eLearning training package
  •  2 day (2 x 5 hour) online interactive session with trainer
  •  Access to refresher sessions and facilitator support sessions
  •  Access to digital Facilitator training manual
  •  On-going facilitator and program support
  •  Full training flexibility

*Please note: registration for Online Premium closes two weeks before the two-day workshop to allow participants time to complete the online modules.


Premium In-Person
Our flagship two-day Premium in-Person training courses provide hands-on
learning for intimate 8-10 person classes. Trainees get to role play how
SMART Tools are used in a range of real meeting scenarios. This training is
now also available online using Zoom.


Online & On-Demand

  • Access to the SMART Recovery 10 hour eLearning training package
  • A 2 hour online interactive session with trainer
  • Access to refresher sessions and facilitator support sessions
  • Access to digital Facilitator training manual
  • On-going facilitator and program support
  • Full training flexibility


Family & Friends Online
Our Family & Friends Online training will provide you with the knowledge and
practical skills required to confidently and competently facilitate SMART
Recovery Australia’s award-winning SMART Family & Friends program. You
will learn how to run the SMART Family & Friends program in two key formats:
Video conference support meetings, so you can get started immediately In
person support meetings, for when it is safe to do so.



Training Dates 


Location                              Dates
Sydney                                   23 & 24 November 2022
Melbourne                            7 & 8 September 2022 
Adelaide                                31 August & 1 September 2022
Brisbane                                14th and 15th Sept (2 day -Face 2 Face – training venue TBC) Register here 
Online Premium                  17 & 18 August 2022 and 7 & 8 December 2022
Friends & Family                 3 November 2022 and 25 November (in-person Sydney)
Online & On Demand         Anytime of your choice




August 17 @ 9:00 am
December 8 @ 5:00 pm

Insight (Qld) and 360Edge also offer AOD related trainings and workshops