The role of VET in alcohol and other drugs workforce development


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Author: Pidd, Ken; Roche, Ann; Carne, Amanda


The community services and health industries have experienced a period of growth in recent times. This report focuses on the sub-section, alcohol and other drugs, which has had difficulty recruiting staff. Through a survey of managers of alcohol and other drugs service agencies, the authors examine the potential for vocational education and training (VET) to play a role in developing this workforce. The report uncovers concerns managers have around the training content, delivery and assessment of VET qualifications and finds an overall preference for higher education qualifications. VET...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Workforce development; Vocational education and training; Qualifications; Pathways; Employment; Assessment

Keywords: Education industry relationship; Recruitment; Staff development

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2010

Physical description: 35 p.

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Also called: The role of vocational education and training in alcohol and other drugs workforce development

ISBN: 9781921809422 (print); 9781921809415 (web)

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 102.30

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