The ACT AOD Qualification Strategy (QS) aims to ensure the development and maintenance of a competent and professional ATOD workforce in the ACT. It also aims to ensure that all ATOD workers in the ACT have a shared minimum knowledge and skill base.
Compliance with the QS is a performance expectation in all funding agreements between ACT Health and specialist alcohol and other drug treatment and support services.
Download the ACT AOD QS Policy.
In order to meet the Qualification Strategy requirements all specialist ACT ATOD services (funded by ACT Health) will require relevant staff to successfully complete:
1. A qualification in ATOD or addiction studies which is equivalent to, or above, the Australian Qualifications Framework Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs (CHC43215).
2. A health, social, or behavioural science related tertiary (university) qualification plus the ‘Alcohol and Other Drug Skill Set’:
CHCAOD001 Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCAOD004 Assess needs of clients with AOD issues
CHCAOD006 Provide interventions for people with AOD issues
CHCAOD009 Develop and review individual AOD treatment plans
3. A First Aid qualification equivalent to the following units:
HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
Click here to access the information package for the AOD Skill Set training. Applications to complete the training in 2017 are now open. To apply, read through the information package, complete the application form on pages 6 and 7, including authorisation by Executive Directors, and return the form to ATODA.
Applications close on Thursday 23 March 2017.
Contact Diana from ATODA email email@example.com or phone (02) 6249 6358 if you have any questions regarding the application process.
For more information, contact:
Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT
Phone: (02) 6249 6358