The Drug Education Network and Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation have been recruited to boost the drug and alcohol sector’s ability to treat the state’s indigenous population.
Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned two organisations to deliver three training programs that will increase the number of qualified Aboriginal drug and alcohol workers and improve culturally sensitive treatment.
Primary Health Tasmania spokesperson Mark Broxton said new funding was available to deliver a Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs, which was expected to attract 24 people.
He said 60 workers would be provided with cultural safety training and 15 people would undertake training to run group therapy sessions.
Mr Broxton said enrolment priority would be given to Aboriginal people working in the alcohol and drug sector and people providing services to Aboriginal people.
Funding for the training programs comes through the National Ice Strategy.