Rehabilitation Counselling


Rehabilitation Counsellors are specialist counsellors who assist people experiencing disabilities, injuries, health conditions and social disadvantage to achieve their personal, educational and vocational goals. They provide counselling, case management and vocational services to maximise independence and inclusion in employment and other community settings.

We offer two degrees. The graduate diploma provides knowledge and skill to work within the workers’ compensation field in vocational and case management roles. The master’s degree provides advanced knowledge and skills and broader experience in specialised applications. Both courses include a range of professional fieldwork opportunities.

Career Overview

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As a rehabilitation counsellor, you will assist diverse clientelle, including people with chronic pain, physical or mental health conditions, drug and alcohol issues, or at-risk concerns such as refugee status, homelessness, and ageing.

You will work in diverse settings including business and industry, tertiary health, social service, advocacy, and private practice. Traditional career paths include a variety of vocational rehabilitation settings including workers’ compensation, life insurance, workplace rehabilitation, injury prevention and management, and disability management.

Government investments towards person centred service models suggest a growing demand for rehabilitation counsellors.