This submission provides a response to the consultation process conducted by the National Centre on Education Training on Addiction (NCETA) to support the development of a second National AOD Workforce Development Strategy.
The National AOD Workforce Development Strategy aims to be a useful resource and guide for the AOD sector to inform planning and implementation of workforce development (WFD)
activities at a national, jurisdictional and organisational level.
The ATDC has identified 3 issues that have emerged since the last strategy was developed in 2015, and 4 priority actions:
Three issues since 2015:
- Rising rates of client complexity
- Rise in demand for AOD services/ increased referrals
- Availability of work ready staff
Four priority actions:
- Spotlight on funding arrangements
- Increasing access to training
- Funding the implementation of a National AOD Workforce Strategy
- Supporting the AOD peer workforce and the lived experience voice generally