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Indigenous alcohol and other drug national train the trainer pilot program
In 2004-2005, the Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy endorsed a cost shared funding model project, the Indigenous alcohol and other drug national train the trainer pilot program. The program was developed by the Drug and Alcohol Office of Western Australia (WA), and was the first stage of a comprehensive and strategic approach to culturally secure workforce development and capacity building in Australia. The program was completed in 2006 and during its operation within WA had worked towards the:
- establishment of national partnerships across jurisdictions and development of local partnerships within jurisdictions to participate in the program
- review and consolidation of current and developing culturally secure alcohol and other drug (AOD) resources for the National Indigenous AOD best practice training package
- identification of participants with AOD expertise from each jurisdiction to attend the National train the trainer pilot program workshop
- facilitation of the National train the trainer pilot program workshop to be held in Perth in 2005, with view to preparing participants to deliver nationally recognised training aligned to the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) and to the Indigenous AOD workforce within partnering jurisdictions.
The completion of the above program established the basis for the long-term aim, which was to implement a national on-going Indigenous national alcohol and other drug workforce development program.
Abstract adapted from Department of Health and Ageing
Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy
Australian Department of Health and Ageing
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: (02) 6289 1555 (Switchboard)
Freecall: 1800 020 103
Drug and Alcohol Office of Western Australia
7 Field Street
Mount Lawley WA 6050
Ph: (08) 9370 0333
Fax: (08) 9272 6605
Australian Department of Health and Ageing (2007)
Mid term evaluation of the Indigenous National Alcohol and Other Drug Workforce Development Program.
Canberra: Senate Select Committee on Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities
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