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1 Dec. 2021

Education, Opportunity and Support in the NT AOD Sector Report Released

MEDIA RELEASE: Education, Opportunity and Support in the NT AOD Sector Report

The Association of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies Northern Territory (AADANT) Incorporated is the peak body for non-government Alcohol and Other Drugs treatment services in the Northern Territory.

Our mission is to build and maintain a strong, sustainable, and culturally diverse AOD sector that works together to reduce alcohol and drug-related related harm across the Northern Territory.

Today, we are proud to release the Education, Opportunity and Support in the NT AOD Sector report focusing on workforce and professional development in the Northern Territory Alcohol and Other Drugs sector 2021.

This report aims to provide insight into the workforce development needs of the sector acting as a catalyst for further conversations around training and workforce development - especially regarding career progression and improving recruitment and retention of staff.

In June of 2021, AADANT secured funding from NT PHN to support workforce development opportunities to the NT AOD Sector. Highly valuing the input of our membership and stakeholders, AADANT embarked on a consultative process to hear from the sector about training gaps and needs.

Consultations occurred at the end of July 2021 in Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs. AADANT created a consultation model aimed at determining both the current education, training and skills of the NT AOD workforce, and capturing the workforce development needs and desires of the sector.

From the consultation, it was determined region-specific training would be of most benefit to the NT AOD Sector. This report will outline the findings from the consultation and provide an overview of the future education, training and skills-based needs of the NT Non-Government Organisation (NGO) AOD workforce. 

Please access the report here.


Media Contact:

Peter Burnheim
Executive Officer, AADANT
0429 901 370