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National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction. (2015) National Alcohol and other Drug Workforce Development Strategy 2015–2018. A Sub-strategy of the National Drug Strategy 2010–15. Sydney: Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs.

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This Strategy has been developed to support the Australian National Drug Strategy in recognition of the need for a national focus on workforce development activities for the alcohol and other drug (AOD) workforce.

The Strategy’s 12 key outcome areas are to:
1. Understand the specialist AOD prevention and treatment workforce
2. Create a sustainable specialist AOD prevention and treatment workforce by addressing recruitment and retention issues
3. Match roles with capabilities
4. Enhance capacity to cater for older AOD clients as well as those with co-and multiple morbidities and other complex needs
5. Improve child and family sensitive practice
6. Improve consumer participation in AOD service provision, policy and planning
7. Increase the capacity of the workforce to respond appropriately to AOD issues among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
8. Increase the capacity of the workforce to respond appropriately to AOD issues among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups
9. Increase the capacity of the workforce to respond appropriately to AOD issues among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals
10. Enhance the capacity of generalist health, community, welfare and support services workers to prevent and reduce AOD harm
11. Continue to develop the criminal justice workforce to prevent and reduce AOD harm
12. Promote the ability of the education sector to prevent and reduce AOD harm


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Education and training
Source
Date
2015
Pages
50 p.
Publisher
Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs
Corporate Creators
National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction
Place of Publication
Sydney
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