Department of Health

New scholarships to boost the mental health, alcohol and other drug workforce

Applications are now open for a new scholarship program for Victorian mental health and wellbeing workers.

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Applications are now open for health workers to specialise in the field of addiction at a postgraduate level.

The Graduate Certificate of Addictive Behaviours scholarships will help workers broaden their ability to provide treatment, support and care for Victorians with co-occurring mental health and substance use or addiction.

20 eligible workers will receive a scholarship valued at $10,000 each. The online course will be delivered by Monash University from February to November in 2024.

The scholarships will help grow Victoria’s addiction specialist workforce and improve outcomes for Victorians and their families living with mental health and alcohol and other drug conditions.

The scholarships are delivered by the Hamilton Centre, Victoria’s new statewide centre to support integrated care for people living with mental illness and substance use or addiction.

Launched earlier this year, the Hamilton Centre delivers on a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, to develop a best practice model of integrated care.

Apply for the Graduate Certificate of Addictive Behaviours scholarship on the Turning Point websiteExternal Link .

Applications close 1 October 2023.

Read more about mental health and wellbeing reform in Victoria.

Reviewed 06 September 2023

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