ATCA Therapeutic Community Training Course

The Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association (ATCA) Therapeutic Community (TC) Training Course has been specifically written for staff of ATCA member agencies. The ATCA TC Training Course was developed in Aotearoa New Zealand by Matua Raki the then National Addictions Training Centre. It is aimed at supporting staff working in TCs and other AOD residential rehabilitation services, or those wanted to work in a TC. It is offered in both Australia and New Zealand.

The ATCA TC Training Course has been developed to assist in developing a ‘TC work-ready’ workforce. The ATCA TC Training Course supports the development of knowledge, attitudes and skills that can be applied in the TC.

The ATCA TC Training Course is suited ot those who have a qualification and/or knowledge of addiction-related practice and who wish to develop knowledge and skills for application in the TC or other residential AOD treatment environments.

The ATCA TC Training Course is comprised of:

– Face-to-face learning

– Supervised practicum in a TC

– Self Directed learning

– Cultural competence training

Participants who complete all course requirements to a satisfactory standard are awarded a certificate of completion.

Please contact Vanessa Dumbrell, Executive Officer, ATCA at if you would like more information on the ATCA TC Training Course.

WFTC2022, New Delhi​

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