Standard on Culturally Secure Practice
The Standard on Culturally Secure Practice is a combined management system and industry specific certification standard that provides a cost efficient option that meets the needs of most Western Australian alcohol and other drug services.
The Standard was developed in consultation with the alcohol and other drug sector and was the first to focus on cultural security. Development of the Standard was supported by the Western Australian Mental Health Commission (formerly the Drug and Alcohol Office) and the Australian Government's Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. In Western Australia, the Standard supersedes the WA Alcohol and Other Drug Sector Quality Framework. The Standard is supported by an Interpretive Guide.
A list of organisations certified against this standard is accessible at JAS-ANZ - Standard on Culturally Secure Practice Certified Organisations.
A number of services are working towards accreditation against this standard, so this list is expected to continually expand.
- pdf Standard on Culturally Secure Practice (Alcohol and other Drug Sector) 1st Edition - August 2012 (453 KB)
- pdf Interpretive Guide (1.12 MB)
- pdf Self-Assessment Template (PDF) (1.43 MB)
- document Self-Assessment Template (Word) (1.34 MB)
Have Your Say - WANADA's Review of the Standard
Learn more about progress so far in the pdf Standard on Culturally Secure Practice (AOD Sector) Review - Sector Update - August 2018 (443 KB) .
WANADA has a strong commitment to promote, support and encourage the provision of quality, evidence based, inclusive and equitable alcohol and other drug services. We support full member services to become certified and maintain their certification against the Standard on Culturally Secure Practice.
We can provide:
- Support to improve quality systems
- Support to complete a self-assessment against the Standard to determine certification readiness
- Provision of networking opportunities with other like organisations for quality information sharing
- Contribution towards certification audit costs