Rehabilitation Counselling - Courses and careers

Rehabilitation counselling is a dynamic, challenging and rewarding profession that is grounded in social justice, human rights, and the value and importance of work. Our courses draw on knowledge from several fields –community development, philosophy, psychology, sociology, medicine, education, law, and the world of work.

Graduates will acquire the knowledge and skills to work in partnership with people who have experienced problems associated with social disadvantage, injury or disability. They are qualified to provide specialist counselling, coordination and vocational services to a variety of people across a range of service settings.

Our courses are accredited by the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors and the Rehabilitation Counselling Association of Australasia. Professional competencies are obtained through a combination of coursework and clinical fieldwork placements in a variety of industry settings.

Tim's Story - Juvenile Justice

Tim Warton

Tim Warton

Currently I work for Juvenile Justice. My role is the Senior Practice Officer, which means I do a lot of internal consultancy, training and development. I like working with involuntary clients, it brings a whole gamut of challenges and really improves your skill level quickly. The most rewarding part is when an involuntary client almost becomes voluntary, when they start engaging in treatment and actually wanting to achieve goals on their case plans.

Erin's Story - Mission Australia

Erin Fearn

Erin Fearn

I currently work for Mission Australia as the Homelessness Programs Specialist. I hope to challenge stigma, and to influence social policy, funding and reporting in service delivery, and ultimately change the way that we address homelessness as a community. I want to explore areas of significant service gaps, and see some tangible movement towards resolving homelessness in Australia. Prior to that I managed a range of housing, homelessness, complex needs, mental health and youth programs in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Sam's Story - Workplace Injury

Sam Antonas

Sam Antonas

At work I am responsible for identifying people at risk of physical or psychological injury and implementing new practices in the workplace to prevent workplace injuries. I obtained employment as a Rehabilitation Counsellor through my final placement at Sydney Uni and there has never been a shortage of work in this field. It has offered my family security since the day I graduated and it has been easy to transfer from one role to another due the variety of skills learnt from this course.