Addictive Behaviours Graduate Courses

Delivered in partnership with Monash University, the Graduate Program of Addictive Behaviours offers three levels of online, part-time study:

Each course builds upon units offered in the previous qualification and provides pathways for further study and postgraduate research opportunities in addiction. For example, the Graduate Certificate covers foundation studies about the application of holistic addiction concepts and theories to practical assessment and treatment innovations. The Graduate Diploma builds on foundation units with core studies that develop deeper knowledge about social and cultural perspectives of addiction, and how policy and public health interventions are designed and evaluated. The Expert Master Degree offers specialist coursework and research streams in the final year of study to develop expertise that match your interests, skills and career goals. You therefore have flexibility to choose a qualification that is right for you.

All three courses are delivered online and part-time to meet your professional development and higher education needs, with flexibility to manage competing work-life demands from anywhere in the world.

You will learn from local and international experts about contemporary addiction issues to support the health and social wellbeing of people and communities affected by substance use (alcohol, prescription medication or illicit drugs), process addictions (gambling or gaming) and other emerging addictive behaviours. Each course is regularly updated with the latest evidence to inform best-practice clinical interventions, policy, research, and public health prevention interventions for substance use and process addictions.

Whether you are looking to move into the AOD, gambling or related health, mental health, social sciences, government or community sectors, improve your professional practice, progress to a more senior role, each course will help develop relevant knowledge, practical and academic skills to advance your career.

Together we can make a difference in the lives of others and change the way we treat addiction.


Research opportunity

Monash is recognised globally for its research excellence, and is also home to the Monash Addiction Research Centre. In the Master of Addictive Behaviours, you may be eligible to undertake a research project in your final year. Eligible students will be matched with an expert supervisor in the field of addiction. Completing the Masters research stream may also be a pathway towards completing a graduate research degree (such as Doctor of Philosophy).

Course details and applications

Download the course information fliers:

For information about course structure, entry requirements, application process, fees and scholarship opportunities, click the links below:

Apply via Monash: Graduate Certificate of Addictive Behaviours

Apply via Monash: Graduate Diploma of Addictive Behaviours

Apply via Monash: Master of Addictive Behaviours


Online (part-time)

Contact us

For more information please contact: [email protected].

Our partners

We work in collaboration with the following partners: