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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

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Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation

  • Graduate Certificate

Rehabilitation is a growing area of need not only in Australia but worldwide due to the ageing population and increasing prevalence of chronic disease.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Duration
1 year full-time

About this course

Rehabilitation is a growing area of need not only in Australia but worldwide due to the ageing population and increasing prevalence of chronic disease. The demand for a workforce supporting older adults and those requiring rehabilitation and restorative care, is similarly expected to increase along with the need for health care professionals with postgraduate qualifications. ACU understands the importance of working with the health care industry and has developed this revised program in consultation with industry partners.

The Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation is the initial program nested within the Master of Rehabilitation. The Graduate Certificate has been purposefully developed to provide evidence-based studies for registered health professionals who are seeking to extend knowledge and skills in the provision of rehabilitation or restorative care, for promotion and professional recognition, or their return to the workforce.

The Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation prepares clinicians to be an enhanced evidence-based clinician within an interprofessional team. The course has four units, two units focussing on enhancing rehabilitation knowledge and skills within an interprofessional team and two elective units enabling practitioners/clinicians to customise their learning to their relevant context and learning needs.

Graduates should be able to:

  • Demonstrate enhanced knowledge of rehabilitation clinical practice and skills required in interprofessional settings.
  • Integrate principles of evidence based practice clinical decision making in relation to care planning, implementation, assessment and evaluation for effective rehabilitation care delivery which reflects cultural perspectives and issues and person centred care.
  • Apply evidence based clinical knowledge and skills, within an interprofessional team to analyse, generate, communicate and evaluate solutions to complex clinical issues within rehabilitation settings.

Entry requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

Have completed either:

    1. a Bachelor Degree from an accredited 3 year program in a Health Discipline or equivalent to enter the non-specialty pathway with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.6 on the ACU 7 point scale; OR
    2. a Bachelor Degree from an accredited 4 year program in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology or equivalent to enter the (Discipline) pathway, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4..6 on the ACU 7 point scale;
  1. Have a minimum of one year clinical experience in the appropriate discipline.
  2. Be employed in the field unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator
  3. Demonstrate suitability to undertake the course:
    1. For the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy disciplines, applicants must hold current registration with the discipline specific National Allied Health Registration Board or required Authority in Australia, or Registration Authority in country of current practice;
    2. For the Speech Pathology discipline, applicants must have obtained and maintain eligibility to practice and membership with Speech Pathology Australia, or Registration Authority in country of current practice.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission.

Study locations

Sydney

North Sydney

Melbourne

Brisbane