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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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Over 600 Scholarships available

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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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Saturday 16 December — Thursday 21 December

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Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your score was higher or lower than expected.

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Sunday 11 August — Sunday 11 August

Open Day 2019

With 240 information sessions, activities and tours across our Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses, discover what’s possible at Griffith.

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