RCAA

Rehabilitation Counselling
Association of Australasia





The University of Sydney

Master of Rehabilitation Counselling

The Master of Rehabilitation Counselling requires 2 years full time study (4 year part-time study option available for domestic students). The course is available on campus and by distance. The Master of Rehabilitation Counselling is currently accredited by RCAA.

Course Aims

The Master of Rehabilitation Counselling (MRehabClng) prepares graduates for professional practice as rehabilitation counsellors. 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.

Students will gain the information and skills they need to assist people to attain maximum participation in employment and community life through appropriate assessment, counselling, service provision and support. They will have the opportunity to advance their knowledge in specialist areas of mental health, alcohol and drug misuse, developmental disability, PTSD, public offenders, or other interest areas as approved by the Course Director.

The course is a graduate-entry program (students are required to have completed an undergraduate degree prior to entry). The MRehabClng is designed to accommodate all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their previous discipline. However, a formal background in psychology, rehabilitation, or related subjects is desirable.

As the course leads to professional accreditation, students will be assisted in achieving prescribed professional competencies through practical and theoretical skill acquisition and clinical fieldwork placements. Clinical placements are undertaken in both the public and private sectors. 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 MRehabClng is commensurate with the expectations of postgraduate study, as is the level and complexity of the issues dealt with in the degree, including research project design.

Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling

The Graduate Diploma of Rehabilitation Counselling requires 1 year full time (2 year part-time study option available for domestic students). The course is available on campus and by distance. The Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling is currently accredited by RCAA.

Course Aims

The Graduate Diploma of Rehabilitation Counselling (GradDipRehabClng) 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.

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Rehabilitation Counselling Skills

Vocational Assessment
Job Placement
Career Counselling