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Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling

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Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling offers professional development for students wishing to add to their existing qualifications in social sciences or health sciences. Graduates attain professional status as a rehabilitation counsellor and are qualified to provide vocational evaluation, vocational counselling, and case management in workers compensation settings.

The course includes studies in vocational development and counselling, applied psychosocial and medical rehabilitation, case management, client assessment and job placement, work injury and worker's compensation, and rehabilitation philosophy.

The Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling is embedded within the Master of Rehabilitation Counselling. The master's degree builds on concepts learned during the graduate diploma. You may choose to complete the graduate diploma, or use it as a pathway into the master's degree in this discipline. The course is a graduate-entry program (students are required to have completed an undergraduate degree prior to entry).

The Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling is designed to accommodate all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their previous discipline. However, a formal background in psychology, rehabilitation, or related area is desirable. As the course leads to eligibility to practise, students will be assisted in achieving prescribed professional competencies through practical and theoretical skill acquisition and clinical fieldwork placements.

Clinical placements are undertaken in workers compensation and rehabilitation settings. Students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the career path they have chosen, and its place in the contemporary health system. The pace of work in the Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling is commensurate with the expectations of postgraduate study, as is the level and complexity of the issues dealt with in the degree.

The course is offered on campus and by distance / online. 

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 om 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.

Important information

To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out the Inherent Requirements for Rehabilitation Counselling courses for coursework award courses in Rehabilitation Counselling. The University of Sydney welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities, and from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Where there are physical, intellectual, cultural, religious or other factors that impact on a student's ability to meet the Inherent Requirements, the University will make reasonable adjustments to assist the student to meet the requirements. Please read the Inherent Requirements carefully as you consider your course choices.

Specialisations

There are no specialisations for this course.

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your fee

How to apply

What you'll study

Unit of study overview

You will follow a prescribed course of study with a total 48 credit points (cp) incorporating eight core units.

COURSE DETAILS FOR 2018

Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling - Course total: 48 CP

Year 1 – first offered 2018 (FT) & (PT)

Semester 1

REHB5911

Rehabilitation Counselling I

REHB5912 (FT) & (PT- yYear 1 - 2018)

Rehabilitation Resource Management

REBH5913 (FT) & (PT - year 2- 2019)

Assessment, Evaluation & Planning

REHB5914 (FT) & (PT - year 2- 2019)

Applied Vocational Rehabilitation

Total: 24 CREDIT POINTS (FT) & 12 CREDIT POINTS (PT) PER SEMESTER


Semester 2

REHB5921

Rehabilitation Counselling II

REHB5923 (FT) & (PT - yYear 1 - 2018)

BioPsychoSocial Aspects of Disability

REHB5924 (FT) & (PT - year 2 - 2019)

Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation

REHB5925 (FT) & (PT - year 2 - 2019)

Fieldwork Practicum

Total: 24 CREDIT POINTS (FT) & 12 CREDIT POINTS (PT) PER SEMESTER

Units of Study

Admission requirements

To be eligible to apply you will need to fulfill the following criteria;

1. an Australian bachelor's degree, master's or research degree from an Australian institution or equivalent.

2. a minimum GPA of 4.5 out of 7.0 which is an approximate Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 percent (this does not guarantee an offer of a place as places are limited and offers are made based on academic merit)

Graduate opportunities

The aim of rehabilitation counselling is to assist people with disabilities or disadvantage to attain maximum participation in employment and community life through appropriate assessment, counselling, service provision and support.

Graduates attain professional status as a rehabilitation counsellor and are qualified to provide specialist counselling, rehabilitation, and case management services to people who have experienced injury, disability or social disadvantage. They work in government/public, community or private rehabilitation settings, as rehabilitation coordinators in industry, vocational/social trainers, counsellors in drug and alcohol, psychiatric and correctional settings. They also work as human resource managers and private rehabilitation consultants. supervised practical experience in work settings ensures students make vital links with industry.

This is the University of Sydney

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increase


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students


The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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