Vanessa Smith

Vanessa is a highly skilled, credentialed Mental Health Nurse and Endorsed Nurse Practitioner with twelve years clinical and community outreach experience in Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Vanessa has a passion and dedication for consumer advocation, and her goal is to provide collaborative support to her patients to improve comorbidity health.


  • Certificate Hepatitis C for nurse Practitioners, Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), 2021
  • Certificate MARAM: Brief & Intermediate Risk Assessment & Risk Management Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, 2020.
  • Nurse Practitioner Endorsement Registration, Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia, 2020.
  • Master of Nurse Practitioner, Flinders University, SA. 2020
  • Certificate of Medication Assisted Treatment of Opioid Dependence (MATOD), Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 2019.
  • Certificate of Clinical Supervision, Caraniche At Work. 2018.
  • Certificate of Intensive Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Treatment, Matrix Institute, 2018.
  • Certificate of Forensic AOD Workforce Training, Carinache, 2017.
  • CHCSS00001- Alcohol and other Drugs Skill Set, Odyssey House, 2016.
  • Certificate of Forensic Accreditation; Clinical Drug Assessor, Department of Health and Human Services Victoria, 2016.
  • Graduate Diploma Community Mental Health Nursing, Flinders University, SA. 2011.
  • Bachelor of Nursing, University of South Australia, SA, 2008.

Professional Registrations and Memberships

  • Australian Practitioner Health Regulation Agency (APHRA)
  • Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
  • Australian College of Nursing
  • Australian College of Nursing & Midwifery
  • Australian College of Nurse Practitioners
  • Australia & New Zealand Mental Health Association
  • Australian Nursing Federation
  • Drug & Alcohol Nurses Australasia
  • Medication Assisted Treatment of Opioid Dependence (MATOD) Peer Group
  • Mental Health Professionals Network
  • Pharmacotherapy Network Area 4
  • Victorian Alcohol & Drug Association
  • Victorian state-wide Non-Residential Withdrawal Nurses
  • Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM)
  • The International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA)