Vocational education and training (VET) alcohol and other drug courses

September 2014

NCETA has been involved in an examination of vocational education and training (VET) for the alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector. It has reviewed VET units of competency and Certificate IV and Diploma in AOD courses and provided advice to ensure that appropriate AOD qualifications are available and accessible, and that relevant AOD content is included in training packages. This review builds on research previously undertaken by NCETA examining managers’ views of the adequacy of AOD VET qualifications. For more information see:

In addition, NCETA collaborated with peak NGO AOD bodies to inform the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council’s 2014 national consultation on VET AOD qualifications. A joint submission was developed to highlight the importance of the VET sector adequately meeting the needs of the AOD sector and recommended revisions to the Training Package, Units of Competency, Skill Sets and the Combined AOD/Mental Health.

View the submission on the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Association ACT website.