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A rehabilitation counsellor plays a key role in assisting people with injuries or social disadvantage to reach their occupational, personal or social participation goals. They assess an individual’s strengths and capabilities to develop a coordinated rehabilitation plan and provide advice on how they can improve their circumstances and the environment they live in.
You'll learn about vocational evaluation, job placement, injury management, disability, applied counselling and research methods, and will be given opportunities to apply your knowledge through organisational placements. By choosing to study Rehabilitation Counselling at Griffith, you'll be taking an important step towards building your career in healthcare.
Study rehabilitation counselling at Griffith
Studying the 1.5-year Master of Rehabilitation Counselling will transform your life. You’ll study core vocational rehabilitation knowledge and skills from your first trimester, to develop your professional identity. Participating in inter-professional activities with other health students will ensure that you develop teamwork skills that will enhance your employability. All core courses are provided online with a range of interactive opportunities to provide you with enormous flexibility.
You’ll be taught by academics with industry experience using student-centred and active learning approaches. While you’re developing leadership skills and rehabilitation counselling values and skills, you’ll also be exposed to national and international vocational rehabilitation and disability management expertise. As a Griffith Rehabilitation Counselling graduate, you’ll be well prepared for where the profession is going and will be eligible for professional accreditation and associated industry recognition.
Rehabilitation at Griffith is rated 5-stars for Learner Engagement, Student Support, and Learning Resources by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.
Griffith rehabilitation counselling graduate
Group Workers Compensation Manager, Virgin Australia Airlines
'Throughout my learning, I felt supported, encouraged and empowered to succeed. Online study aligned with my lifestyle and work commitments. Putting the theory learned into practice has been instrumental in guiding Virgin Australia to achieve positive outcomes through our Disability Management program.'
This program is designed to enhance employability with relevant skills and knowledge to be an effective and qualified rehabilitation counsellor. You'll be prepared for work as a rehabilitation counsellor in government, insurance, private and not-for-profit organisations involved with vocational rehabilitation services, workers compensation and motor accident rehabilitation, and disability employment services.
17 Sep 2020
Students recognised with National Council of Women Queensland bursaries
15 Sep 2020
Griffith micro-credentials to meet post-COVID skills gap
Monday 13 July — Saturday 17 October
Trimester 2: Teaching and exams
Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.
Monday 26 October — Friday 30 October
Trimester 3: Orientation
Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.