Master of Rehabilitation Counselling

 

Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling

Master of Rehabilitation Counselling


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

GNREHCOU-02

Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling

MAREHCOU-03

Master of Rehabilitation Counselling

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full time or part time, according to candidate choice.

3 Masters type

The masters degree in these resolutions is a professional masters courses, as defined by the Coursework Policy.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling
(b)
the Master of Rehabilitation Counselling
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of either of the courses in this sequence. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on academic merit, according to the following admission criteria.
(2)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling requires a PhD, masters or bachelors degree from an Australian institution or equivalent.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for these courses are set out in the Table of Units of Study for the Graduate Diploma / Master of Rehabilitation Counselling.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling a candidate must complete 48 credit points of core units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Rehabilitation Counselling a candidate must complete 96 credit points of units of study comprising:
(a)
84 credit points of core units; and
(b)
12 credit points of elective units, chosen from the Table.

7 Course transfer

A candidate for the master's degree may elect to discontinue study and graduate with the shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Faculty, and provided the requirements for the shorter award have been met.

8 Credit for previous study

(1)
The Coursework Policy specifies the general conditions for the granting of credit for previous study for these courses, except that credit will not be granted for recognised prior learning older than 5 years at the time of first enrolment.
(2)
Credit will not be granted for any unit of study for which a result of Terminating Pass or Pass (Concessional) has been awarded.

9 Requirements for students undertaking clinical placements

(1)
Certificate of competency in CPR: Students must provide proof they hold an Australian current Cardiopulmonary (CPR) Certificate prior to attending their placement and that it is valid for the duration of the placement. Please refer to our University Placements web site for further information: https://sydney.edu.au/students/clinical-placement-checks/first-aid.html
(2)
Student clearance for clinical placements: The NSW Ministry of Health requires that all students obtain clearance in order to undertake clinical placements. This involves a criminal record check. Please refer to the University's Placements web site for further information: https://sydney.edu.au/students/clinical-placement-checks/criminal-record-check.html
(3)
Immunisation: Students must have evidence of vaccinations and immunisation against infectious diseases prior to undertaking clinical placements. The requirements are consistent with Australian public health policy and NHMRC guidelines. Please refer to the University's Placements web site for further information: https://sydney.edu.au/students/clinical-placement-checks/vaccinations.html
(4)
Working with Children check: Students undertaking child-related placements as part of their course are subject to the requirements of the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 and the Working with Children Procedures 2014. For further information: https://sydney.edu.au/students/working-with-children.html
(5)
NSW Health Records and Information Privacy Act (2002) Students must familiarise themselves with the content of the NSW Health Privacy Management Plan and comply with the NSW Ministry of Health Code of Conduct, NSW Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 and Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.  Please refer to the University's Placements web site for further information: https://sydney.edu.au/students/clinical-placement-checks/privacy.html

10 Satisfactory progress

(1)
The Faculty will monitor students for satisfactory progress towards the completion of their award course. In addition to the common triggers used to identify students not meeting academic progression requirements (as set out in the provisions relating to progression in the Coursework Policy), students must pass the following clinical educational fieldwork/professional experience units of study which are critical to progression through the course:
(a)
REHB5925 Fieldwork Practicum
(b)
REHB5082 Professional Practice 1
(c)
REHB5083 Professional Practice 2
(2)
Students must meet all requirements of clinical placement components of any unit of study undertaken. Performance in clinical placements will be monitored in accordance with the requirements specified in the unit of study outline, and any relevant University policy or provision.
(3)
Students who have failed two units of study specified in Clause 10 (1) or twice failed the same unit of study identified in Clause 10 (1) will result in a student being asked to Show Good Cause as to why they should be allowed to re-enrol in their award course.
(4)
Students must complete at least one core unit per semester where core units are available for study in the normal progression pattern. Students who fail a core unit of study must repeat the failed unit at the first opportunity.
(5)
Students whose conduct or work towards their award is unsatisfactory, may, on the recommendation of the highest delegated authority, be refused permission by the Faculty to undertake or continue the clinical educational fieldwork/professional experience component of their award. The Faculty reserves the right not to place a student in any clinical placement or other professional experience setting in any instance where the performance, personal or professional conduct of the student does not meet the required standard of the professional organisation, regardless of the fact that the student may be enrolled in the unit of study.

11 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2020 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January 2020 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.