Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
086189D
Location:
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
Duration:

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Description

The Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation provides evidence based studies for health professionals including registered physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, nurses and other allied health professionals who seek to extend knowledge and skills in the fields of aged and neurological rehabilitation for promotion and professional recognition, or return to the workforce. This program enables articulation to the Master of Rehabilitation (Discipline).

The course builds on the health inquiry unit and units related to clinical reasoning, advanced studies in chronic disease and disability and inter-professional practice and delivers case-based, on-line studies of aged and neurological disorders for holistic management and participation, along with research methodologies to plan a work-based project and a discipline specific practicum.

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced rehabilitation clinical knowledge and skill required in interprofessional rehabilitation settings
  • Synthesise and evaluate complex clinical information, problems, concepts and theories related to challenges within rehabilitation settings which is informed by evidence based practice;
  • Apply effective ethical clinical leadership using advanced clinical judgement and decision-making to healthcare challenges within rehabilitation settings.

Course duration

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • Brisbane (Multi-mode)
  • Melbourne (Multi-mode)
  • North Sydney (Multi-mode)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Multimode (students are required to attend residential schools on the Brisbane campus)
* Available in Sydney and Melbourne Subject to student numbers and location of staff with pertinent expertise

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Students must meet employment at the point of commencing studies. Find out more about deferment.

Credit Points

80

Exit Point

Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation (Discipline)
40 cp
Duration: 1 year part-time

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
North Sydney
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $20840 Fee-Paying (indicative only)

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

A 10% rebate on fees will be offered to domestic ACU graduates (from any faculty) enrolling in full fee-paying postgraduate studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences to commence studying in 2015 and until further notice. Conditions apply.

Essential requirements for admission

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. Have completed either:
    1. A Bachelor degree from an accredited 3-year program in a Health Discipline or equivalent to enter the non-specialty pathway with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.6 on the ACU 7 point scale; OR
    2. A Bachelor degree from an accredited 4-year program in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology or equivalent to enter the (Discipline) pathway, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.6 on the ACU 7 point scale; OR
    3. ACU Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Certificate or equivalent to enter the Non-discipline) pathway
  2. Have a minimum of two years clinical experience in the appropriate discipline.
  3. Be employed in the field unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator.
  4. Demonstrate suitability to undertake the course:
    1. For the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy disciplines, applicants must hold current registration with the discipline specific National Allied Health Registration Board or required Authority in Australia, or Registration Authority in country of current practice,
    2. For the Speech Pathology discipline, applicants must have obtained and maintain eligibility to practice and membership with Speech Pathology Australia, or Registration Authority in country of current practice.

NOTE: Applicants having completed an ACU Graduate Certificate will be eligible for recognition of prior learning of 40 credit points.

* Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission.

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Applying for admission

Career paths

Graduates will be able to apply theory and practice learned in a range of health provider settings including but not limited to:

  • Public Health Care provider in acute wards and rehabilitation settings
  • Private Health Care provider in acute wards and rehabilitation settings
  • Private Practice in the fields of aged and neurological rehabilitation
  • Aged care Health services
  • Transition care community rehabilitation and long term care settings
  • State, Federal and local government in policy development or implementation
  • Health Carer groups
  • Health Care based research.

Roles may include:

  • Clinician
  • Case worker
  • Team Leader
  • Researcher

English language requirements

Applicants require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 6.5 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).

Pathways to further study

Graduates may be eligible to undertake the Master of Rehabilitation and specialise in one of the four areas of specialisation offered.

Graduate may also be eligible to undertake other postgraduate programs within the Faculty of Health Sciences.

More course information

Students who wish to progress to the Master of Rehabilitation can focus on a discipline stream by undertaking 20cp specialisation units, however the Graduate Diploma qualification will not include a specialisation.

Students may alternatively undertake a non-discipline pathway by selecting 20 cp of health units in lieu of specialisation units.

Supervision The relevant School within the Faculty of Health Sciences will provide an appropriate supervisor for each individualised clinical research project. As the health professionals are registered practitioners they are able to undertake clinical practice activities related to this coursework without direct supervision by a clinical educator.

Contacts for future students

Enquiries:

Description

The Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation provides evidence based studies for health professionals including registered physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, nurses and other allied health professionals who seek to extend knowledge and skills in the fields of aged and neurological rehabilitation for promotion and professional recognition, or return to the workforce. This program enables articulation to the Master of Rehabilitation (Discipline).

The course builds on the health inquiry unit and units related to clinical reasoning, advanced studies in chronic disease and disability and inter-professional practice and delivers case-based, on-line studies of aged and neurological disorders for holistic management and participation, along with research methodologies to plan a work-based project and a discipline specific practicum.

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced rehabilitation clinical knowledge and skill required in interprofessional rehabilitation settings
  • Synthesise and evaluate complex clinical information, problems, concepts and theories related to challenges within rehabilitation settings which is informed by evidence based practice;
  • Apply effective ethical clinical leadership using advanced clinical judgement and decision-making to healthcare challenges within rehabilitation settings.

Course duration

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Start dates and campus availability

Brisbane
  • 10-Feb-2020 , 15-Feb-2021

Multimode (students are required to attend residential schools on the Brisbane campus)
* Available in Sydney and Melbourne Subject to student numbers and location of staff with pertinent expertise

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Credit Points

80

Exit Point

Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation (Discipline)
40 cp
Duration: 1 year part-time

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course costs

  • Unit Fee: $2925.00 (2020)
  • Average first year fee: $23400.00 (2020)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $23400.00 (2020)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Essential requirements for admission

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. Hold one of the following qualifications with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a seven-point scale.
    1. a Bachelor Degree from an accredited four-year program for speciality disciplines, or an accredited three-year program for non-specialty pathway; OR
    2. a Graduate Entry Masters in a related discipline; OR
    3. a Doctor (Extended Masters) in a related discipline; OR
    4. an approved equivalent in a related discipline.
  2. Have a minimum of two years clinical experience in the appropriate discipline.
  3. Hold current registration with the required authority in Australia or registration authority in your country of current practice, as required by your discipline.

Applicants must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy and require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 6.5 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Career paths

Graduates will be able to apply theory and practice learned in a range of health provider settings including but not limited to:

  • Public Health Care provider in acute wards and rehabilitation settings
  • Private Health Care provider in acute wards and rehabilitation settings
  • Private Practice in the fields of aged and neurological rehabilitation
  • Aged care Health services
  • Transition care community rehabilitation and long term care settings
  • State, Federal and local government in policy development or implementation
  • Health Carer groups
  • Health Care based research.

Roles may include:

  • Clinician
  • Case worker
  • Team Leader
  • Researcher

English language requirements

Applicants require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 6.5 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).

Pathways to further study

Graduates may be eligible to undertake the Master of Rehabilitation and specialise in one of the four areas of specialisation offered.

Graduate may also be eligible to undertake other postgraduate programs within the Faculty of Health Sciences.

More course information

Students who wish to progress to the Master of Rehabilitation can focus on a discipline stream by undertaking 20cp specialisation units, however the Graduate Diploma qualification will not include a specialisation.

Students may alternatively undertake a non-discipline pathway by selecting 20 cp of health units in lieu of specialisation units.

Supervision The relevant School within the Faculty of Health Sciences will provide an appropriate supervisor for each individualised clinical research project. As the health professionals are registered practitioners they are able to undertake clinical practice activities related to this coursework without direct supervision by a clinical educator.

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