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.

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Why study rehabilitation counselling with us?

  1. Make a real difference to people’s lives
  2. You’ll be highly employable
  3. Open doors to a wide range of career options
  4. Gain experience working on real-life problems
  5. Choose from a range of specialisations
  6. Engage in international learning opportunities
  7. Choose from flexible learning options at a level suited to you
  8. Gain professional accreditation
  9. Join a diverse community
  10. Learn from leaders in the field

Read more about reasons to study with us and what our students have to say.

Who should study this course?

Health and non-health graduates who are looking to gain the skills required for professional practice as a rehabilitation counsellor.

Graduate Opportunities

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.