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Graduate Certificate in  Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Studies

Program code: 5508

Delivery location

Herston

Duration

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

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
Summer Semester (01 Dec, 2019)

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.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    This program is taught through the School of Public Health, which is ranked number one in Asia Pacific for Public Health. UQ was also ranked 30th in the world for Life Sciences and Medicine in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • Research

    Research leaders

    Our academics have worked on major public health projects with partners including the Wellcome Trust, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Harvard University, and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.

  • Students

    Meet Malithi, a UQ Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Studies student

     

  • Beyond the classroom

    Meet Dr Andrew Smirnov and Frances, a graduate of the ATODS Program

     

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 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
    Summer Semester (01 Dec, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    Herston
  • AQF
    Level 8

Admissions criteria

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.

Learn more about the admissions process

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, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Government assistance

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Studies pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $9,790
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Studies for one semester in 2019. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value, and the actual duration of your program.

The University indexes tuition fees each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

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

Applying online

Apply now

All domestic student 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.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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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 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.
  • 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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