Survey Live: Enhancing tertiary education pathways for graduates in the alcohol and other drug (AOD) field

October 2016

Hollie Wilson and Fotina Hardy from the School of Psychology & Counselling, and the School of Social Work & Human Services, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), in collaboration with NCETA, are conducting a study on enhancing tertiary education pathways for graduates in the AOD field. The aim of the study is to explore the knowledge, skills and attributes of tertiary graduates entering AOD field. This research will explore industry perspectives to inform and enhance interdisciplinary tertiary education options.

AOD practitioners are encouraged to complete a 10-15 minute brief online questionnaire. Managers of AOD services are also encouraged to complete the survey from an AOD management perspective and to forward it to all relevant staff (including new graduates) in AOD roles.

Further details about the study and the questionnaire can be found by clicking on the following link:

The findings of the survey will inform options for tertiary AOD education including providing valuable insights into the AOD workforce by exploring skills, knowledge, and attributes required to work in this field and associated gaps.

Anyone requiring further information about the survey are advised to contact the following researchers at QUT:

Dr Hollie Wilson, Unit Coordinator, Interventions for Addictive Behaviours, School of Psychology & Counselling, 

Dr Fotina Hardy, Unit Coordinator, Social Work and Human Services Field Education Unit. School of Social Work and Human Services, 

The study has been approved by the QUT Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number 1600000807).