Whether you’re looking to move into the addiction field, progress to a more senior role or explore research, our courses will expand your specialist knowledge and skills to advance your career.
In our Addictive Behaviours courses, you will: * Analyse biopsychosocial models of addiction and current discourses around addictive behaviours.
- Understand the process by which addiction policies are formed.
- Explore the impact of addictive behaviours on individuals, families, communities and social systems.
- Evaluate a range of evidence-based treatment approaches and forms of intervention for various addictive behaviours including alcohol, illicit drugs and gambling.
- Learn how to identify, manage and treat individuals with addictive behaviours.
As an Addictive Behaviours graduate, you’re ready to advance your career in the addiction field. You may find employment in areas of government, non-government and private organisations including:
- Policy development
- Treatment and prevention services
- Education and training
- Advocacy services
Monash is recognised globally for its research excellence. As part of the Master of Addictive Behaviours, you can choose to undertake a research project, where you’ll be matched with an expert supervisor in the field. Supported research areas include:
- Socio-cultural perspectives on alcohol and drug use and treatment
- Treatment interventions for people with alcohol and drug issues
- Health professional attitudes and stigma
- Sleep, self-harm, and suicide
- Gambling interventions
- Co-occurring disorders
Completing the research stream can be used as a pathway to a PhD.
“I have worked with long-term homeless and complex needs clients for many years. Through completing the Master’s program, I have become a better advocate and can apply what I have learnt to improve outcomes for this group.”
Michelle, Master of Addictive Behaviours graduate
“I’m already reaping the rewards from choosing this course. Within a short time, I’ve scaled the career ladder way beyond my imagination – from mental health graduate nurse to my current role as acting Treatment Service Manager. The knowledge I’ve gained has informed my clinical practice.” Teddy, Master of Addictive Behaviours student