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A forward looking, forward thinking professional area with solid growth prospects

The growing area of rehabilitation counselling is highly interdisciplinary, challenging and rewarding. A counsellor can play a key role working with individuals experiencing injury, disability or social disadvantage to reach their occupational, personal and social participation goals.

A counsellor will assess and work with an individual’s strengths and capabilities in a coordinated rehabilitation plan, guiding necessary changes in their client and if required, their environment.

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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.

5-Star Rated

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.

Bron Taylor

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.'

Bron Taylor

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Career outcomes

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.

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Monday 28 October — Saturday 15 February

Trimester 3: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Monday 3 February to Saturday 15 February.

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Tuesday 28 January — Thursday 30 January

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 17 February — Friday 21 February

Trimester 1: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Monday 24 February — Monday 24 February

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 28 May to Friday 6 June.

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Friday 8 May — Saturday 9 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

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Monday 11 May — Thursday 14 May

Mature Student Open Evenings

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Wednesday 13 May — Thursday 14 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival

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Thursday 21 May — Thursday 21 May

Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

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Monday 22 June — Wednesday 24 June

Trimester 2: Orientation

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Monday 29 June — Saturday 10 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

Townsville Careers Expo

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

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Saturday 12 December — Thursday 17 December

Explore your options

If your OP or ATAR result changes your direction, chat online with our expert study advisers to explore your study options. Find out about admissions pathways, entry requirements and changing your preferences.

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