Addictive Behaviours, Master | Part time online | Monash University | Australia
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Addictive Behaviours

24 months
46900 AUD/year
28400 AUD/year
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The Addictive Behaviours program at Monash University incorporates the latest evidence in addiction theory (including biological, neurobiological, psychological and social theories of addiction aetiology and maintenance) and addiction practice (assessment, dual diagnosis, management, treatment, and recovery).  


The Addictive Behaviours program at Monash Universityis designed for professionals working in health and social welfare sectors, education, government or policy development (and related disciplines) who seek to broaden their knowledge and skills in treating addictive behaviours. 

It is suitable for those working in alcohol and other drugs (AOD) or similar social and community sectors, registered health practitioners and allied health professionals, policymakers, lawyers and criminologists. It is also suitable for those who are interested in upskilling professionally or looking to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in addictive behaviours.

Career opportunities  

This course offers a coursework or research stream. The coursework stream will enable you to pursue your own career interests in addictive behaviours. The research stream will introduce you to designing and writing up a research project in an area of addiction of your choice, supervised by a reputable supervisor in addictive behaviours. Completion of the research stream could be your next step towards a PhD in addiction science at Monash University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Addiction Science: A biopsychosocial overview
  • Addiction assessment and treatment: Practice and innovation
  • Socio-cultural perspectives of addiction
  • Addiction policies, prevention and public health
  • Recovery principles  
  • Co-occurring disorders in mental health and addiction
  • Developmental factors: Children and families, youth and early interventions
  • Gambling, gaming and other process addictions

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • International students can apply for a place anytime throughout the year.


72 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider Number: 00008C  

  • Entry Level 1: Duration 3 years part-time (72 credit points to complete)
  • An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline* with at least a pass average
  • Entry Level 2: Duration 2 years part-time (48 credit points to complete)
  • An Australian postgraduate award (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline* with at least a pass average
  • AND
  • Current employment as a Registered health professional (e.g., General Practitioner, Nurse, Psychologist) with a minimum of three years experience (full time equivalent)
  • or
  • Current employment in the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) sector with a minimum of three years experience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 46900 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    28400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28400 AUD per year during 24 months.


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