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Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies

Degree Type Graduate Certificate

Duration 6 months (part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3GC012

CRICOS 999999A

The Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies presents students with the chance to develop a deeper understanding of drugs and alcohol, and the ways in which addiction can be treated.

This flexible online certificate is ideally suited to professionals who wish to gain a solid foundation in addiction studies while maintaining regular work commitments in Australia or overseas. Offering a strong academic grounding with a unique and advanced biological focus, the program teaches students to collect and appraise information and to effectively communicate their knowledge and passion.

The certificate will be beneficial to a range of professions that interact with drug and alcohol addiction, including medical practitioners, nurses, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, educators, law enforcement officers, counsellors, and project and policy officers.  

The program is coordinated by experts in addiction and students are guided through rich online content that allows them to gain a global perspective of addiction issues.
  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 3GC012
    Intake February
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    Graduate Entry A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GC012

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS Available to non-student visa holder ONLY.
    Intake February
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Relevant postgraduate degree or professional bachelor degree with or equivalent with a high credit average.
    How to Apply
    For information about this program please visit: http://health.adelaide.edu.au/study-with-us/addiction-and-mental-health

    SATAC Code: 3GC012
    Application - Apply via SATAC now!
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $11,000 for 6 months

    International applicants

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    Tuition fee International student place: $11,000 for 6 months

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates are prepared to further their careers in the different fields relating to addiction and drug and alcohol issues.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers

    Health Administrator, Hospital Worker, Health Officer, Counsellor, Social Worker, Academic, Mental Health Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Researcher, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Science Educators, Health, Safety and Environment Manager, Policy Adviser, Public Health

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    Students complete 2 core courses in Alcohol and Drug Studies.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Core Courses - 2 courses

    Assessment

    Assessment includes online tests, discussion forums, assignments and written exams.

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  • Further Information

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The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017

 

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