Postgraduate Certificate Online

Alcohol and Drug Studies

University of Southern Queensland

12 months
15160 AUD/year
11720 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Are you a health professional looking to acquire practical skills that will help you counsel people struggling with substance misuse? The Alcohol and Drug Studies certificate from the University of Southern Queensland is available to graduates of human services, health, nursing, psychology and other allied health disciplines. 


Our online counselling degree is designed to enhance your career within the health, psychology or human services profession. 

Offered part-time, this degree can alternatively be a professional development opportunity for psychologists, counsellors, and social workers.

Program objectives 

On completion of the Alcohol and Drug Studies certificate from the University of Southern Queensland, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of theories and models fundamental to fields associated with counselling

  • Demonstrate advanced interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

  • Demonstrate ability to apply critical reasoning, judgment and problem solving to a range of professional, legal, and ethical practice issues

  • Demonstrate ability to contextualise knowledge within a counselling context.

Career outcomes

As a graduate, you will be equipped to provide specialised skills in assessment and treatment of substance misuse disorders, relevant to your practice specialisation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Counselling Skills and Applications
  • Professional Counselling Practice, Identity, and Ethics
  • Counselling Frameworks 
  • Counselling Issues and Contexts
  • Assessment for Substance Misuse
  • Psychoactive Drugs

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


4 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: QLD 00244B, NSW 02225M  

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Completion of an Australian university three year Bachelor degree in any area or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15160 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15160 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11720 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 AUD per year during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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