Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tas Inc.
Launch of Workforce Development Survey 2010
Media Release
The Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tas Inc. (ATDC) will launch the report of its 2010 Workforce Survey 10:30am-12pm on Thursday 25th August at the Bahaií Centre, Hobart.

“Workforce development has been identified as a state and national priority necessary to ensure a skilled and flexible workforce that can deliver the highest quality client service”, said ATDC CEO Jann Smith.
Ms Smith said “The collection of baseline data has been identified as essential if we are to prepare and implement sound workforce development plans.”

This survey, which represents 133 workers and 21 managers from 18 community sector organisations which deliver alcohol, tobacco and other drug services to clients experiencing problems with substance use, provides comprehensive data about the nature of the workforce and the issues experienced by the workforce.

“This data provides solid evidence to back the recommendations regarding funding, development of recruitment and retention strategies and professional development for the sector”, said Ms Smith.

The launch will also provide an opportunity to hear one of Australia’s leading experts on ATOD Workforce Development, Professor Ann Roche, Director of the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction.
Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tas Inc.