The Standard on Culturally Secure Practice (Alcohol and other Drug Sector) and its forerunner, the WA AOD Sector Quality Framework, assist agencies and their staff, management and boards to work on the continuous quality improvement of their services. With the launch of the new Standard, alcohol and other drug agencies throughout Australia can have the quality of their service recognised through certification.
Standard on Culturally Secure Practice (Alcohol and other Drug Sector)
WANADA has developed the standard in consultation with the WA AOD sector and with Indigenous alcohol and other drug services Australia-wide, thanks to support from the WA Drug and Alcohol Office and the Australian Government's Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH). The Standard on Culturally Secure Practice (AOD Sector) is supported by an interpretive guide to assist agencies in achieving certification.
The standard is the first to require that services define and understand their target population, whether it be men, women, young people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds or people from a particular location.
Two agencies have now met the requirements of the Standard, with another six WA agencies working towards certification as part of WANADA's pilot project.
- Download the Standard on Culturally Secure Practice (AOD Sector)
- Download the companion Interpretive Guide.
- Download the flyer.
- Download the media release.
The AOD Knowledgebase is WANADA’s online documents and links resource for our members and associates in the alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector. To access the AOD Knowledgebase, visit aodknowledgebase.wanada.org.au.
For more information, please read the AOD Knowledgebase pamphlet.
WA Alcohol and other Drug Sector Quality Framework
The Western Australian Alcohol and other Drug Sector Quality Framework preceded the Standard on Culturally Secure Practice (Alcohol and other Drug Sector) and assisted agencies and their staff, management and boards to work towards continous quality improvement of services. .
- Western Australian Alcohol and other Drug Sector Quality Framework (PDF)
- Quality Framework - Section Two - Self Assessment (Word Document)
- Quality Framework - Section Four - Policy and Procedures Template (Word Document)