Graduate Courses In Addictive Behaviours

Graduate Certificate – Graduate Diploma – Masters

Develop specialist knowledge and professional skills to benefit people and communities with our graduate courses in Addictive Behaviours, offered in partnership with Monash University. We offer a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Addictive Behaviours. The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are offered as alternative exits to the Master of Addictive Behaviours.

You’ll learn from Australian and international experts in addiction science and explore contemporary issues including problem drinking, gambling and the misuse of prescribed and illicit drugs. By engaging with world-leading clinicians, researchers and policy makers, our innovative courses will keep you up-to-date with the latest research in the field of addiction and how this translates into practice at individual, group and organisational levels.

Delivered fully online, our Addictive Behaviours programs combine the quality of a Monash postgraduate degree with the flexibility required by working professionals. You’ll study through interactive modules, watch video lectures and take part in group discussion forums.

Whether you’re looking to move into the addiction field, progress to a more senior role or explore research, our courses will expand your specialist knowledge and skills to advance your career.

We offer three (3) levels of entry into our Master of Addictive Behaviours and you may be eligible to receive credit for prior qualifications and experience.

Applications for 2018 entry are now open (apply here for M6014 Master of Addictive Behaviours).

The following must be provided before an application can be assessed:
  • A curriculum vitae/resume showing relevant industry experience
  • Academic transcript(s) of relevant degrees
  • A statement of purpose (500 words) outlining reasons for undertaking the course and your area(s) of interest.
  • Examples of high level written skills (e.g. journal articles, book chapters etc), if required
  • Evidence you meet Monash’s minimum English language requirements for postgraduate study

If you would like to complete either a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma only, please apply for the Master of Addictive Behaviours and then exit early to obtain the Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma of Addictive Behaviours.

Applications close Friday 2nd February 2018.

At a glance


Online : Part time


2-4 years (part time only) depending
on prior qualification

Start date

First Semester (February)


Master of Addictive Behaviours

Alternative qualifications

Graduate Certificate in Addictive Behaviours
Graduate Diploma in Addictive Behaviours 


Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Master of Addictive Behaviours course it is expected that students will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse biopsychosocial models of addiction and current discourses around addictive behaviours
  2. Identify and describe the historical, political, economic and social factors that influence addictive behaviours in Australia and Internationally
  3. Evaluate the impact of addictive behaviours on individuals, families, communities and social systems
  4. Examine addictive behaviours in relation to special population groups (dual diagnosis, indigenous, youth, older adult, GLBTI, transcultural)
  5. Outline the process by which addiction health policies are formed and reformed
  6. Recognise and compare the basic concepts and research methods used in the area of addiction studies
  7. Evaluate evidence based models of interventions for various addictive behaviours.

In addition, students who complete the research stream, will be able to:

Design, undertake and write up a research project (minor thesis) in the area of
     addiction studies.


Graduate Program in Addictive Behaviours 2018 Flyer >> 

2018 Master of Addictive Behaviours Handbook (course structure and subject information) 

2018 Master of Addictive Behaviours (minimum entry requirements, fees, link to apply)  


All inquiries should be directed to:
Workforce Development, Turning Point
Telephone: +61 3 8413 8700 or email: