The University of Adelaide

Graduate Diploma of Addiction and Mental Health

The University of Adelaide

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

The Graduate Diploma in Addiction and Mental Health provides a broad understanding of mental health and addiction science and the current principles of addiction management. The diploma is optimal for medical and nursing practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, counsellors, educators, law enforcement and corrections officers, and other professionals who wish to develop the skills and knowledge to develop careers and work effectively in the field of addiction and mental health. Taught by experts in their discipline, the diploma covers the scientific basis of addiction, mental health and related comorbidities, comparative epidemiology, evidence based interventions, research methodology and national addictions and mental health policy. Graduates are prepared to undertake senior roles in drug and alcohol organisations, policy development, research and management in many areas including public health, social work, health education, health promotion, and therapy.


Students complete 4 core courses in Addiction and Mental Health.


  • Addiction and mental health

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree and/or relevant work experience
  • All applicants must submit to the School of Nursing a CV along with an Additional Information Request Form

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace Domestic: $22,500

Further information

Applicants must submit to the Adelaide Nursing School a Curriculum Vitae along with an 'Additional Information Request Form', downloaded from the Adelaide Nursing School website, within ten working days after applying.

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