Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies

The University of Adelaide

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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $11,000
International: $11,500

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree


Students complete 2 core courses in Alcohol and Drug Studies. The program is only offered via distance education.

Subjects you can Study:

Alcohol and drug studies

Further information:

There is no requirement to attend classes or examinations at the University. The program is therefore ideally suited to those who wish to study while continuing their regular work commitments.

Who for:

Students with a Bachelor's degree

Accepts International Students:


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Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info No Online 0.5 year

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