The Role of Schools in Alcohol Education

“The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) at Flinders University has been commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) to undertake a project to examine the role of schools in alcohol education.

This national project is part of the Government’s “Youth Binge Drinking Initiative”.

The project aims to:
1. Investigate existing research on alcohol education programs aimed at deterring and reducing alcohol use in secondary school students

2. Consult with experts and key stakeholders (e.g. school staff and students, parents of school students) about their experience with
school-based alcohol education programs

3. Provide practical recommendations to DEEWR.

The project comprises:

1. A Call for Submissions ***** [the call for submissions is now open]

Experts in education, alcohol research, law enforcement, policy advisors and health economists, as well as community stakeholders, such
as youth groups, students and parents, will be invited to submit their views on these issues. For details of the submissions process please visit the NCETA website

2. An On-line survey

The on-line survey will be active from Friday 27 February and can be accessed from the NCETA website.

3. A literature review

4. Stakeholder interviews

Face-to-face or telephone interviews will be conducted with school personnel and students from Government, Independent and Catholic schools in each state and territory.

For further details of the project go to

If you would like more information about this project please contact the NCETA office.”