Higher education

Scholarships for AOD workers in Victoria are available in 2019 to complete the Graduate Certificate in Addictive Behaviours.

Please note: Applications closed Thursday, 6 December 2018.

Turning Point has partnered with Monash University to offer three graduate courses in addictive behaviours that will enable you to develop specialist knowledge and professional skills to benefit people and communities.

We run 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 closed Friday 2nd February 2018. 

At a glance

Location: Online: Part time

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

Start date: First Semester (February)

Qualification: 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.

Further information

Contact details

All inquiries should be directed to:
Workforce Development, Turning Point
Phone: +61 3 8413 8700
Email: turningpoint@monash.edu