NDIS Criterion
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Careers

Culturally Targeted Drug and Alcohol Training


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

Monday, 7th April 2014
at 10:51 am
Staff Reporter, Journalist


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
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.


Staff Reporter  |  Journalist |  @ProBonoNews


FEATURED SUPPLIERS


Helping the helpers fund their mission…...

FrontStream Pty Ltd (FrontStream AsiaPacific)

Yes we’re lawyers, but we do a lot more....

Moores

...


HLB Mann Judd is a specialist Accounting and Advisory firm t...

HLB Mann Judd

More Suppliers


YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Perth Convention Bureau Hosts Aspire Program Free Information Event

Contributor

Tuesday, 14th November 2017 at 8:18 am

Disability Industry Plan Cites Large Scale Growth in WA NDIS Transition

Lina Caneva

Wednesday, 13th September 2017 at 4:46 pm

Rise of WA Minimum Wage is ‘Not Enough’

Wendy Williams

Friday, 16th June 2017 at 5:01 pm

Feds Hold Key to NDIS Report as Issue Becomes Hot Topic for WA Election

Alison Blake

Friday, 17th February 2017 at 2:27 pm

POPULAR

Disability Advocacy Group Fights to Restore State Funding

Luke Michael

Thursday, 9th November 2017 at 8:37 am

Red Cross Moves to Wage-Based Fundraising Model

Lina Caneva

Thursday, 16th November 2017 at 8:30 am

New Same-Sex Marriage Bill Looks to Protect Faith-Based Charities

Luke Michael

Monday, 13th November 2017 at 5:25 pm

Donors Looking for a Personalised Experience to Give More – Study

Lina Caneva

Wednesday, 8th November 2017 at 1:43 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


NDIS Criterion
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!