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Training boost for drug and alcohol treatment sector

Date posted: 14 September 2017

Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned the Drug Education Network to build the capacity of the drug and alcohol treatment sector to provide care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.

The statewide training program is made possible through an Australian Government funding package, which was created to respond to the National Ice Taskforce recommendations.

Primary Health Tasmania spokesperson Mark Broxton said the Drug Education Network will deliver three training programs with the aim of increasing the number of Aboriginal people qualified to work as alcohol and other drug workers, and boosting the capability of the mainstream alcohol and other drug sector to provide culturally safe services to Aboriginal people.

The services were selected following an open tender process which was preceded by extensive consultation with service providers and other stakeholders to ensure services complemented and built upon the existing service system. They complement drug and alcohol services funded by the State Government and under other Australian Government programs.

Source: Primary Health Networks Tasmania

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Last updated: 14 September 2017
 
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