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 are 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.

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Have Your Say - WANADA's Review of the Standard

 The Standard on Culturally Secure Practice (Alcohol and other Drug Sector) is under review. WANADA invites your feedback.Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your suggestions for improvement.

Certification Support

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

If you are interested in receiving any of the support listed above, please either contact Caroline Henson at WANADA on (08) 6557 9400 or complete an document expression of interest form (32 KB) and return it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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