These courses are designed for Western Australian CPOP prescibers, pharmacists and other health professionals providing methadone and buprenorphine treatment.

The Community Program for Opioid Pharmacotherapy (CPOP) Prison Nurse Online Training course is designed by the Community Pharmacotherapy Program for Western Australian prison nurses dispensing and supervising methadone and buprenorphine treatment. For further information and/or support please contact:

Craig Carmichael - Coordinator of Provider Support  

Ph: (08) 9219 1896


This course is designed for Western Australian Pharmacists and other health professionals dispensing opioid substitution treatment in the form of supervised methadone and buprenorphine doses to CPOP clients.

CPOP Suboxone Prescriber Online Training

Upon completion of this training WA medical practitioners may apply for authorisation as a Suboxone prescriber for up to five patients within CPOP. The authorisation as a Suboxone prescriber is approved by the Department of Health for up to three years and is subject to compliance with the WA policies and procedures as determined by the CPOP Management Committee.

Prescribers in the Community Program for Opioid Pharmacotherapy (CPOP) are required to undertake a reaccreditation assessment in order to maintain their authority to prescribe methadone and buprenorphine treatment in West Australia.  CPOP prescribers wishing to access this online assessment should contact the Coordinator of Provider Support for the Community Pharmacotherapy Program.