Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA) Scheme

Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA) Scheme

The WANADA Scheme 3rd edition (June 2019) has been jointly developed by the Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA) and the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) in consultation with the Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association (ATCA) and other interested parties.

This scheme supersedes the WANADA Scheme dated 3 June 2014.

The WANADA Scheme has been designed to be read in conjunction with ISO/IEC 17065, the current International Standard for bodies certifying products, processes or services.

The WANADA Scheme, including the Schedules and Annexes, sets down the requirements for bodies seeking JAS-ANZ accreditation to audit:

Alcohol and other drug and human services, and certify that they meet the relevant performance measures in respect of the Alcohol and other Drug and Human Services Standard WANADA Scheme (AODHSS), set down by the Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA); and

Therapeutic communities and residential rehabilitation services and certify that they meet the relevant performance measures in respect of the Standard for Therapeutic Communities and Residential Rehabilitation Services (STCRRS), set down by the Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association (ATCA).

The intent of the WANADA Scheme is to support enhanced organisation/service continuous quality improvement.

Continuous quality improvement is a dynamic process that requires:

  • strong leadership and governance support for fostering and sustaining a culture of improvement and safety;
  • continuous reflection to identify opportunities for improvement by the whole organisation;
  • involving key stakeholders including consumers;
  • understanding and responding to community needs and expectations;
  • a focus on consumer satisfaction and improving outcomes;
  • an evidenced approach to service planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; and
  • clear processes to support sustainable change.

Applicant CABs will need to comply with WANADA Scheme, Issue 3, June 2019.  

As this is a product scheme, applicants also need to comply with ISO/IEC 17065:2012 – Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services.

Scheme owner:

Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA).

More information:

An application pack, application form and other relevant material is not available on this site. These documents are available through our SharePoint portal. If you are a body that we currently accredit, you can access this information through the Shared CAB Portal. If you are a new applicant, please complete an application enquiry form. Once this form is submitted, the Secretariat will contact you to advise the next steps.  For other stakeholders, please submit your inquiry through the online feedback form.

Information on WANADA is available at http://www.wanada.org.au/

Information on ATCA is available at http://www.atca.com.au