The ACT ATOD Workforce, Qualification and Remuneration Profiling Project aims to profile the specialist ATOD sector workforce in the ACT. This mapping takes place every 12 – 18 months. The profile informs a more detailed understanding of the sector, effective representation for the sector, future development needs and helps the sector to target current gaps in skills, knowledge and satisfaction.
The fourth Profile was conducted in 2014 and involved administering a Workers’ Survey (distributed to workers at every ATOD organisation in the ACT), and an Organisation Survey (completed by a manager or executive staff member from each ATOD organisation). Data from these surveys have been compared to previous profiles conducted in 2007, 2009 and 2011, and have been compiled in a report, which includes recommendations for improvements in the sector.
For more information on the Project, download the Terms of Reference.
The primary objectives of this workforce profile mapping project are:
- To develop a better understanding of the specialist ATOD workforce in the ACT as a means of monitoring and demonstrating outcomes relating to workforce capacity and areas in need of further development investment;
- To identify, describe and assess a range of issues relevant to the workforce, including:
- Employment categories and status;
- Main work activities;
- Qualification and remuneration levels of workers in ACT Health funded and delivered ATOD services;
- Non-remuneration based employee benefits;
- Management functions;
- Professional development processes and needs within services;
- Work history; and
- Job satisfaction.
This year ATODA will also include an organisation survey to collect data from ATODA member organisations about the profile of their workforce. The aim is to obtain data from all organisations to give an accurate profile of the sector. It will also assist in identifying possible gaps, for example between what benefits and development activities the workers think they can access and the ones that are actually available to them.
This report presents a profile of the Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT) specialist alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) sector in 2014.
This report presents a profile of the Australian Capital Territoryʼs (ACT) Alcohol,
Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) sectorʼs workforce qualifications and remuneration
as at February 2011.
Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT
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Last updated 18 August 2016