Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

This program aims to provide evidence-based advanced studies for registered physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists. It is tailored to those seeking to extend their knowledge and skills in the fields of aged and neurological rehabilitation, for promotion and professional recognition, or to return to the workforce. The program includes purposely designed coursework units with evidence based-content allowing for the development of advanced skills and critical appraisal of strategies and interventions as well as completion of advanced practice units and a clinical research project within each discipline and field.

Structure

120 Credit Points.

Subjects

  • Gerontological physiotherapy
  • Neurological physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech pathology

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited 3-year program in a Health Discipline or equivalent to enter the Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation non-specialty pathway, or Bachelor Degree from an accredited 4-year program in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology or equivalent to enter the Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation (Discipline) pathway, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.0
  • Have a minimum of two years clinical experience in the appropriate discipline. 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. 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.

Study pathways

Graduates may be eligible to undertake a higher degree research course such as the Master of Health Science Research or Doctor of Philosophy.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne (St Patrick's) Domestic: $34,914
International: $35,100
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Further information

Graduates will be able to apply theory and practice learned in a range of 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 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; Consultant; Researcher.

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