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Culturally Targeted Drug and Alcohol Training


Monday, 7th April 2014 at 10:51 am
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A new qualification offering culturally relevant alcohol and other drug training has been opened to Aboriginal workers.

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Culturally Targeted Drug and Alcohol Training
Monday, 7th April 2014 at 10:51 am

A new qualification offering culturally relevant alcohol and other drug training has been opened to Aboriginal workers.

The Western Australian Drug and Alcohol Office has expanded its Certificate III in Community Services Work, Aboriginal Alcohol and other Drugs to a Certificate IV qualification.

The training builds on the previous Community Services Work programs. It uses evidence-based approaches and specially designed resources, including storytelling cards to work with Aboriginal people in a culturally secure way.

According to WA Mental Health Minister Helen Morton, the Drug and Alcohol Office was considered a leader in the delivery of culturally relevant and nationally recognised training for alcohol and other drug workers.

“By expanding the program so suitably qualified people can gain a Certificate IV in Alcohol and other Drugs, we hope to further develop the depth of knowledge and skill in this workforce,” Morton said.

“The new Certificate IV will build on the capacity of Aboriginal workers in this sector, ensuring we can reach and respond more effectively to alcohol and other drug use in Aboriginal communities.

“The new training program will also develop knowledge and skills, so workers are empowered to support those with mental health and co-occurring disorders in their own communities.”

The Drug and Alcohol Office is a registered training organisation that has been providing nationally recognised Aboriginal alcohol and other drug training in Western Australia since 2002.

Previous graduates from the WA alcohol and other drug sector will be invited to undertake the new 12-month Certificate IV, with an initial intake of 12 people.

To find out more, click here or phone 08 9370 0333.


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