Courses & Units

Course rules for H5G Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies for Health Professionals

1 In these specifications 'Faculty' means the Faculty of Health.

Entry  

2. To qualify for admission, a candidate for the Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies must:

[i] hold an undergraduate degree in a health field with a grade point average of at least a credit (or equivalent); or

[ii] have qualifications or experience deemed to be the equivalent of one of the above;

[iii] be employed in the field of addiction disorders.

3 A candidate shall complete the award requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, normally in not less than one year of part-time  study (or equivalent) and not more than three years of part-time study, from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure  

4 To qualify for the award, a candidate shall pass the four 12.5% units as specified in the Schedule accompanying  these specifications.

5 [i] Units may be counted towards the award only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites and as summarised in the Schedule.

[ii] Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted  towards the award.

[iii] In every case the order in which the units are taken shall be subject to approval in  accordance with the requirements of paragraph 4.

6 A candidate entering clinical practice in a clinical agency shall observe the rules, regulations, policies, protocols,  procedures and by-laws of that clinical agency.

Credit for previous studies  

7 Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary  institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the award, provided that the Faculty  may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the award.

Miscellaneous  

8 The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedule to these specifications.

9 These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2012 and shall apply to all candidates for the award, including those  enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.

10 The approved abbreviation for the award of Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies for Health Professionals shall be GradCertAS.