Glossary

Terms commonly used in the alcohol and other drug field are listed below.

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Flexible Delivery, Flexible Learning | Formal Education | Frontline Worker

Flexible Delivery, Flexible Learning

A range of approaches to providing education and training, giving learners greater choice of when, where and how they learn. Flexible delivery may involve distance education, mixed mode delivery, online education, self-paced learning, self-directed learning etc (Knight and Nestor, 2000). [Knight and Nestor, 2000]

Formal Education

Education or training provided in educational institutions such as schools, universities, colleges etc or off-the-job in a workplace, usually involving direction from a teacher or instructor (Knight and Nestor, 2000). [Knight and Nestor, 2000]

Frontline Worker

Relates not to the degree of drug and alcohol specialisation, but to the role of primary care worker, that is, the first to encounter and manage drug and alcohol issues (Rowling, 2001). [Rowling, 2001]


References

Knight, A., Nestor, M. (2000). A glossary of Australian vocational education and training terms. National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd, Adelaide.


Rowling, L. (2001). The Millennium Change for Drug and Alcohol Education and Training: From Knowledge and Skills to Policy and Organisations. In A.M. Roche, J. McDonald (Eds) Systems, Settings, People: Workforce Development Challenges in the Alcohol and Other Drugs Field, Adelaide: National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), p167-174. (225KB)