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Graduate Certificate in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Studies

Delivery location

Herston

Duration

1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
Summer Semester (26 Nov, 2018)

Deepen your understanding of a range of priority issues in the alcohol and drugs field while you develop the skills required to respond to drug and alcohol harm in a number of professional environments.

  • This one-year, part-time program is designed for professionals who work in fields such as alcohol and drug services, social work, nursing, medicine, pharmacy or health.
  • Study two compulsory courses and two elective courses that will introduce you to key concepts about alcohol and other drug use. This includes treatment of alcohol and drug-related problems.
  • Benefit from a program developed in collaboration with Queensland Health that includes a comprehensive range of political, social, economic, and scientific factors that influence alcohol and drug-related policies, services and treatments.
  • Make the most of the flexibility of this online program. Every course is available externally, as self-paced study modules that fit into your existing schedule. Readings and resources are available through the UQ Library website.

This program will prepare you to respond to drug and alcohol harm in a number of professional environments and understand a range of priority issues in the alcohol and drugs field.

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Career outcomes

The Graduate Certificate in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Studies is usually undertaken for professional development reasons, such as career specialisation or advancing clinical or counselling practice.

Graduates are typically already employed in the health sector, or related fields, or want to pursue employment with alcohol and drug services, or related government agencies or community organisations.

Graduates work in a diversity of roles across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, including:

  • nursing (including mental health nursing)
  • pharmacy
  • school guidance and counselling
  • social work
  • school nursing
  • medicine
  • community services
  • sporting teams and sporting organisations
  • health promotion and public health
  • alcohol and drug support services
  • not-for-profit and crisis support organisations.

Summary

  • Program code
    5508
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
    Summer Semester (26 Nov, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    Herston
  • AQF
    Level 8

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

To enrol, a person must:

  1. hold an approved degree; or
  2. both:
    • have completed post-secondary study; and
    • have a minimum of 2 years full-time (or equivalent) experience working in a healthcare or public health setting, as approved by the executive dean.

Visa requirements

International students can only undertake this program on an external basis from their home country and will not be eligible for an Australian student visa.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Studies are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Studies. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative program fee

AUD $15,088
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative program fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Studies for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard part-time study load.

A standard part-time study load is 8 units per academic year. The fee for a study load less than 8 units per academic year is proportionately lower.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

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Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Studies can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Studies is 5508. You'll need this when applying.

Due to the delivery mode or duration of this program, international students who want to study the Graduate Certificate in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Studies will not be eligible for a Student visa (subclass 500).

In order to study this program in Australia, you must have a temporary Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement.

Alternately, some programs can be studied from outside Australia.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact UQ International.

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Additional application information

International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status. See Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further details.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Graduate Certificate in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Studies is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.
  • To commence study in summer - October 31 of the year of enrolment.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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