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Addictive behaviours scholarship opportunity for nurses and midwives

Addictive behaviours scholarship opportunity for nurses and midwives

Victorian registered nurses and midwives with an interest in the alcohol and other drugs sector are encouraged to consider applying for a scholarship for study in 2022.

The Victorian Department of Health is offering scholarships valued at approximately $9000 for nurses and midwives to complete a graduate certificate in addictive behaviours in 2022.

This course is online and is facilitated by Turning Point staff in conjunction with Monash University.

The two Graduate Certificate of Addictive Behaviours units provide students with a comprehensive overview of the biopsychosocial theories of addiction and evidence-based assessment, treatment, and practice.

The scholarships cover about 80 per cent of tuition/course fees. The applicant is expected to cover students’ fees, and other course-related costs, such as computers, textbooks and other incidentals.

Expressions of interest will close 11.59pm, Wednesday 22 December 2021.

Eligibility criteria

Successful applicants must meet all of the following conditions:

  • Meet Monash University’s minimum entry requirements for the course and will provide:
    1. curriculum vitae
    2. a statement of purpose (500 words outlining reasons for undertaking the course and why you should be awarded the scholarship)
    3. academic transcripts of relevant degrees
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and reside in Victoria
  • Intend to enroll in the Graduate Certificate in Addictive Behaviours for completion in 2022
  • Be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) as a registered nurse or midwife and provide a copy of the registration(s)
  • Must hold an Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline* with at least a pass average
  • Must be eligible and meet the criteria for enrolment into M4018 Graduate Certificate of Addictive Behaviours 2022.