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16 Jan. 2020

AOD National Workforce Survey 2019 - 2020

It’s been over 10 years since the last national AOD workforce survey.

The 2019-20 AOD National Workforce Survey invites AOD workers to share your views. Tell us about what you do, how you experience your work, your wellbeing and professional development needs.

Your valuable survey input will help inform workforce development priorities and initiatives in your sector.

All workers in the AOD sector are invited to participate, including those in client service, management, project, administration and other roles.

This Survey is being conducted by the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University.

 The survey is voluntary and confidential. You are entirely free to discontinue your participation at any time or decline to answer particular questions.

More details are available here (including an information Letter).

The AOD National Workforce Survey is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

For additional information contact the NCETA Project Manager, Natalie Skinner (

This study is part of the National Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Workforce Survey project. You have been invited to participate because you work within an alcohol or other drug (AOD) service/program or with a specific alcohol or other drug role.

This project aims to develop a profile of the AOD workforce within the Australian AOD sector, addressing workforce characteristics, working conditions, wellbeing and sustainability (recruitment & retention). Data is being collected in every Australian jurisdiction (state/territory). The aim is to better inform sector, state/territory and national AOD workforce development policy and practice to ensure a sustainable and effective AOD workforce. Specifically this study will:

  • Establish the demographic profile of AOD workers
  • Assess the working conditions of the AOD workforce
  • Identify the personal and workplace predictors of worker wellbeing and retention. 

This research project has been designed to make sure the researchers interpret the results in a fair and appropriate way.

Take the survey here.