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Northern Territory AOD Workforce Development Assessment

In June 2017, Northern Territory PHN (NT PHN) commissioned the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) to undertake a project to:

develop a comprehensive understanding of the Northern Territory (NT) Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) workforce development (WFD) needs as defined by the sector
identify current WFD gaps and how they could be addressed in a coordinated way
identify opportunities to strengthen cross-sector referral pathways and responses incorporating the Primary Health Care sector (particularly the Aboriginal Community Controlled sector) and the Youth and Mental Health sectors.

An Executive Summary and Summary Report from NCETA are now available. They provide an overview of the consultation and findings, and recommendations for the ongoing improvement and support of the NT AOD workforce.

For more information, contact AOD Health Stream Lead Peter Burnheim:
t 08 8982 1083


Theory Into Practice Strategies (TIPS): A Resource Kit for the Alcohol and Other Drugs Field – NCETA

Understanding Workforce Development (WFD) – NCETA

National Alcohol and other Drug Workforce Development Strategy 2015-2018 – NCETA

Alcohol Education: What really works in schools? – NCETA

Cannabis Makes the Grade: A resource to support the development of a ‘cannabis competent’ workforce in the AOD sector  – NCETA

Workforce Development – Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre

Enhancing AOD Programs Accessibility: Australia-wide Workforce Perspectives – Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre