The community services and health industries have experienced a period of growth in recent times. This report focuses on the sub-section, alcohol and other drugs, which has had difficulty recruiting staff. Through a survey of managers of alcohol and other drugs service agencies, the authors examine the potential for vocational education and training (VET) to play a role in developing this workforce. The report uncovers concerns managers have around the training content, delivery and assessment of VET qualifications and finds an overall preference for higher education qualifications. Vocational education and training is found to be a pathway to employment in this sector for entry-level students as well as those with higher education qualifications.

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