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The Indigenous national alcohol and other drug workforce development program was funded by the Department of Health in 2006, after the successful completion of the Indigenous alcohol and other drug national train the trainer pilot program. This program established the basis for the long-term aim to develop the Indigenous national alcohol and other drug workforce development program, a strategic approach to culturally secure workforce development and capacity building in Australia.
The Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy (MCDS) originally endorsed the development of the program in three jurisdictions only - Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland - however, the Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory jurisdictions were also funded after expressing interest. A mid-term program review was conducted in 2007, and in 2010 further three-year funding from DoHA to extend the program into its third phase was received.
The program has established national partnerships within the funded jurisdictions to deliver the Indigenous national alcohol and other drug worker training, including the unit CHC30802 Certificate III in community services work.
Abstract adapted from Department of Health and Ageing
Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy
Australian Department of Health and Ageing
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Canberra ACT 2601
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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples complementary action plan 2003-2009 (CAP) was a comprehensive policy guideline that accompanied the National Drug Strategy Framework 2004-2009. The CAP has since been updated by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' drug strategy 2014-2019.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract