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    Graduate Certificate of Rehabilitation
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    Graduate Certificate of Rehabilitation

    James Cook University

    James Cook University


    Australia, Townsville

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Graduate Certificate

    Study Type

    Full Time



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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesFebruary-2025
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    Duration 6 months
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 16,146  / year
    Next Intake February-2025

    Graduate Certificate of Rehabilitation


    Advance your career as a health professional through this Graduate Certificate in rehabilitation theory, practice and analysis. Choose a major that aligns with your career goals and interests, whether that is general practice, occupational therapy, physiotherapy or speech pathology. You’ll gain specialist knowledge and technical skills in designing, managing and evaluating rehabilitation plans applicable to a variety of health contexts.

    Build on your professional expertise to extend your knowledge and skills in rehabilitation. This six-month full-time (or equivalent part-time) external course is designed for health professionals who want to enhance their current qualifications and take the next step in their career.

    Expand your knowledge and skills to design, manage, and evaluate rehabilitation plans for individuals and communities in culturally diverse populations. You will learn to develop solutions for complex problems in health professional practice.

    With a focus on tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous communities, you will complete one core subject and select one of four majors (outlined below). View the handbook for a detailed overview of available subjects. The full-time study planner provides more information for students and assists in planning your enrolment in the Graduate Certificate of Rehabilitation.

    Graduates may be eligible for credit towards a Graduate Diploma of Rehabilitation or a Master of Rehabilitation.

    Inherent requirements

    Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment, and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please review the inherent requirements for the Graduate Certificate of Rehabilitation.



    Enhance your health professional expertise in the field of rehabilitation across a variety of settings and client populations. Learn how to critically appraise and analyse research publications in the fields of health and rehabilitation and gain greater insight into the application of evidence-based practice.

    Occupational Therapy

    Extend your occupational therapy and rehabilitation knowledge to enable you to deliver services to people with chronic conditions or disability in a range of settings. You will develop advanced assessment and management skills in relation to rehabilitation and build a greater understanding of the research and theory base underpinning a range of health care domains.


    Work with some of Australia’s most highly regarded physiotherapists and health professionals to expand your existing professional skills and experience. You will explore rehabilitation for people with chronic conditions, as well as specialty areas of practice such as burns, amputees and women's health. Develop advanced assessment and management skills in relation to rehabilitation, whilst applying evidence-based practice across a range of settings.

    Speech Pathology

    Be equipped with the most up-to-date knowledge and practical skills in the field of speech pathology. Enhance your current professional qualification/s to explore more specialised methods of diagnosing and managing adults and children with complex communication and swallowing disorders. This major will enhance your ability to apply evidence-based practice to optimise functional communication and quality of life.

    This course provides a foundation of Information Technology and Information System skills for entrants with limited IT experience. It also provides opportunities for experienced Information Technology and Systems professionals to enhance and apply their skills within emerging technology driven growth areas.

    You will learn how to apply Information Systems and Technologies in meeting current business needs in a real-world environment by integrating theoretical learnings with the practical application and experiences learnt through working on projects with real clients.

    You will graduate with relevant practical experiences to help you hit the ground running into a successful and exciting career in your chosen field.

    MITS also provides an optional opportunity for high achieving students to qualify to participate in a research project, offering valuable experience for your future career, or potentially being the first step on your path to a PhD.


    Entry Requirements

    AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline; or at least five years’ experience in a health profession; or B Physiotherapy, B Occupational Therapy, or B Speech Pathology

    English language requirements

    Band 3a

    If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.

    English Program Requirements

    International students must attain an IELTS Academic with an average level of 7.5 or more, across the four components of listening, speaking, reading and writing; no score below level 7.0 in any of these components; and a score of 8.0 or more in the components of speaking and listening. Internationally schooled applicants may also be required to meet this requirement.

    English competency requirements may also be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • Bachelor degree or master degree from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the USA, or
    • Undergraduate degree taught in English from a South African University.


    A Graduate Certificate of Rehabilitation from JCU will equip you with recognised professional development that will increase your leadership skills and develop your career in a rehabilitation-related area of healthcare.

    Graduates pursue careers in various areas including acute wards and rehabilitation settings with public and private health providers, aged care, private practice, policy development, or research.

    You could pursue your specialisation in roles such as clinician, case manager, or researcher.

    Fee Information

    +total estimated Commonwealth Supported Fee

    ^total estimated tuition fee

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 16,146 

    How to Apply

    STEP 1: Choose and research your course

    STEP 2: Prepare your documents

    STEP 3: Lodge your application

    STEP 4: Accept your offer

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