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Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling

  • Graduate Diploma

The Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling offers professional development for students wishing to add to their existing qualifications in social sciences or health sciences.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
GNREHCOU2000, 002748F
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$9,359 per year / $9,359 total
International Fees
$46,500 per year / $46,500 total

About this course

The Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling offers professional development for students wishing to add to their existing qualifications in social sciences or health sciences. Graduates attain professional status as a rehabilitation counsellor and are qualified to provide vocational evaluation, vocational counselling, and case management in workers compensation settings.

The course includes studies in vocational development and counselling, applied psychosocial and medical rehabilitation, case management, client assessment and job placement, work injury and worker's compensation, and rehabilitation philosophy.

The Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling is embedded within the Master of Rehabilitation Counselling. The master's degree builds on concepts learned during the graduate diploma. You may choose to complete the graduate diploma, or use it as a pathway into the master's degree in this discipline. The course is a graduate-entry program (students are required to have completed an undergraduate degree prior to entry).

The Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling is designed to accommodate all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their previous discipline. However, a formal background in psychology, rehabilitation, or related area is desirable. As the course leads to eligibility to practise, students will be assisted in achieving prescribed professional competencies through practical and theoretical skill acquisition and clinical fieldwork placements.

Clinical placements are undertaken in workers compensation and rehabilitation settings. Students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the career path they have chosen, and its place in the contemporary health system. The pace of work in the Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling is commensurate with the expectations of postgraduate study, as is the level and complexity of the issues dealt with in the degree.

The course is offered on campus and by distance/ online.

Entry requirements

Level of Study
Bachelor

Study locations

Distance mode

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Psychology courses at University of Sydney (USYD).
87%
Overall satisfaction
79.6%
Skill scale
68.5%
Teaching scale
82.2%
Employed full-time
$102.1k
Average salary