Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies for Health Professionals (H5G)

Overview  2019

ATAR

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Duration

Part time only
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Distance Launceston
Semester 1

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

Addiction in some form takes a toll on countless people throughout Australia and beyond. For these people to overcome their struggle, they need the help of caring, committed and qualified professionals. This course gives you the insight and skills to offer that help.

If you’re a health professional looking to further your work with clients affected by addictive disorders then this course can provide the knowledge, awareness and skills to do that.

The Graduate Certificate in Addiction studies has been designed to provide health professionals with the knowledge, awareness and skills to work sensitively with clients and families affected by addictive disorders and behaviours.

You’ll gain a deeper understanding of dependency, maladaptive behaviours and epidemiological indicators on a theoretical level. You’ll also develop your communication skills, so you can work sensitively with clients and families from a range of age groups, backgrounds and cultures.

Career outcomes

After completing this course, you’ll be better equipped to provide effective and appropriate care for those living with addictive disorders. Whether you’re already in the field, or looking to move from your current health role into this area, the work you do as part of the Graduate Certificate will be a great start to your future career.

Course structure

Schedule

This unit examines the complex needs of the person requiring Addiction Services. Students will explore epidemiological theories of substance abuse and identify principles of dependence within a range of maladaptive behaviours. In addition, students will extend their knowledge and understanding…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit students will develop the evidence-based assessment and planning skills they require in their work with alcohol and other drug dependant clients in a public health framework. This includes clinical assessment of alcohol and drug issues and identification…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit students will further develop their knowledge and skills in the delivery of alcohol and other drug interventions. This unit will focus on current contemporary treatment approaches including psychosocial interventions and pharmacological treatments. This includes the range of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is experiential and practice focussed. Students will use contracted learning to extend and demonstrate application of their knowledge and skills in the area of Addiction through the development of an extensive portfolio of evidence. The portfolio should reveal…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

To be considered for this course, you’ll need to have an undergraduate degree or be working in a field relating to addictive disorders. If you have other qualifications or experience that the School considers equivalent, then you may also be admitted into this course.

Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree or have qualifications and experience deemed to be the equivalent, and be employed in a field related to addiction disorders.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2019, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

Domestic
1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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