Indigenous Health - Substance Use (currently unavailable for enrolment)


Indigenous Health (Substance Use) programs build the clinical, public health and academic capacity of Indigenous health professionals to prevent and treat alcohol, tobacco and other substance use issues in Indigenous communities.


To increase the capacity of individuals and communities to address substance misuse by providing advanced training:

  • About the history and social impacts of alcohol, tobacco, opiate and other substance use
  • To improve the practitioner’s clinical skills in the context of providing high quality health services to Indigenous communities
  • About the lifespan impact of substance use on trans-generational cycles and on infant, child and adolescent health.

Outcomes for graduates

Graduates from this area are employed as:

  • Clinical staff or clinical support staff in health service providers
  • Drug and alcohol workers or counsellors
  • Policy or project officers at a state or federal level, or in the non-government sector
  • Researchers in the public and private sectors

Why study Indigenous Health (Substance Use) with us?

This is a unique area of study, enhanced by research and teaching from staff of the Sydney Medical School

You will have the opportunity to learn and share experiences with other students from all around Australia

You have the option to upgrade your Graduate Diploma to a Master's degree by studying an extra 12 credit points of units from the Master of Public Health or Master of International Public Health programs.

Study programs

  • Master of Indigenous Health (Substance Use)
  • Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health (Substance Use)
  • Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Health (Substance Use)