Skip to 0 minutes and 3 seconds This course uses a research and practise driven approach to help you understand the risks and harms associated with gambling. You will be guided through education on responsible gambling awareness, covering topics relevant to many factors of the public health framework related to gambling harm, including environment and products, sociocultural factors of gambling behaviours, the range of harm, and strategies to support individuals impacted by gambling.
Weekly study4 hours
Understanding Gambling Harm in NSW
This is a NSW Government funded project and is supported by GambleAware. GambleAware can support you with information on how to gamble safely and provide free confidential support for anyone in NSW affected by gambling. Learn more: gambleaware.nsw.gov.au Find out more.
Develop strategies to aid in responsible gambling
On this two-week course from Deakin University, you’ll learn about the risks and harms associated with gambling, why it’s so addictive, and how to manage responsible gambling.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to identify the factors that may influence gambling and develop strategies to support yourself and others suffering the negative impacts of gambling.
Explore the current state of gambling in Australia
Every year, Australians lose nearly $25 billion on gambling, the biggest losses per capita in the world. But Australia hasn’t always had the gambling environment that we see today.
You’ll start this course by learning about the changing gambling environment in Australia. From the different types of gambling to the vast changes within the industry throughout the years, you’ll explore the many factors contributing to the increase in gambling risk and harm.
Identify the impact of gambling advertising and promotion
While some gambling advertising is banned, marketing for some other forms of gambling, such as lotteries and sports betting, can be found everywhere.
This course will guide you through the different strategies that gambling companies use to appeal to various target audiences, including young people.
You’ll also compare and contrast digital and traditional gambling to understand the risks associated with the changing landscape, especially when considering a younger, more vulnerable audience.
Learn from the experts at Deakin University
You’ll be guided through this course by a team of gambling knowledge experts from Deakin University and the Office of Responsible Gambling, engaging in learning activities to support informed gambling choices, responsible gambling behaviour, and strategies to reduce gambling-related harm.
- The changing gambling environment in Australia, with a focus on NSW
- The different type of gambling products (and the marketing of these products) that may be particularly risky
- How gambling companies promote their products
- The negative impact of gambling on the lives of individuals, families, and the community
- Report the range of harms associated with gambling
- Ways in which a public health approach can minimise gambling harm.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Describe how the gambling environment has changed over the last 30 years
- Identify how gambling products and their promotions (or advertising) can contribute to risky patterns of gambling
- Identify how socio-cultural factors (such as peer group behaviours, or the accessibility and availability of gambling) may influence regular and routine gambling behaviours.
- Report the range of harms that individuals can experience from gambling.
- Identify strategies to support individuals who may be experiencing the negative impacts of gambling
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in learning how to manage and reduce gambling-related harm. It will be especially useful for anyone that has been affected or knows someone affected by the negative impacts of gambling.
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