Master of Rehabilitation Counselling

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 to 1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$9,050.00* per year (more)
* 2017 indicative annual CSP fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree or higher and interview
  • Any Bachelor Honours degree or higher and interview


Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Next start date

Trimester 2, 2017 (more)

Applications close

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Why choose this program?

You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to work as a rehabilitation counsellor in government, insurance, private and not-for-profit rehabilitation services.

You will learn about vocational evaluation, job placement, injury management, disability studies, applied counselling and research methods. You will also undertake supervised fieldwork, which will give you the opportunity to apply theory to practice.

Additionally, you will complete a supervised dissertation or choose from elective courses in areas such as workplace health and safety, mental health, negotiation skills, disability and ageing studies. This will allow you to complete specialist courses and research relevant to your interests in a particular area of rehabilitation counselling practice.

Attendance information

The program is offered full-time and part-time off-campus to Domestic students only.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning is established in the core course 7313AHS Rehabilitation Counselling Practicum which is completed in the final trimester of study. Students are required to complete 200 hours (minimum) on-site supervised practice in a suitable rehabilitation counselling practice context. Students will be required to meet requirements for commencing 7313AHS in consultation with Master of Rehabilitation Counselling program staff prior to their final trimester of study.

My career opportunities

You will be prepared for work as a rehabilitation counsellor in government, insurance, private and not-for-profit organisations involved with vocational rehabilitation services, workers compensation and motor accident rehabilitation, and disability employment services.

Program accreditation

Professional recognition

Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply for membership with the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors (ASORC) and the Rehabilitation Counselling Association of Australasia (RCAA) subject to meeting any additional requirements that may be stipulated by ASORC or RCAA. Students should contact ASORC and/or RCAA to confirm membership requirements.

Before I enrol

  • Criminal History Check
  • First Aid and CPR Certificates
  • Working with Children Check (Blue Card)

Professional placements

  • Griffith University Health and Safety Induction
  • Griffith University Student Deed Poll

There are placements associated with this program. Students should refer to the checklist of pre-placement and placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Placement Essentials website for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.

Note: In the event that there is a difference between the contents published on the Placement Essentials website and the program-specific information published on the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses websites, or where information published on the Placement Essentials website is not in accordance with University Policy, the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses website contents and University Policy shall override the information on the Placement Essentials website.

Pathways to further study

Students who complete the dissertation component will have a pathway to higher degree research study. Graduates who wish to continue on to higher degree research studies and have not completed the dissertation component would be eligible for entry into the Graduate Diploma of Health Research (4161) which provides the necessary preparation for entry into the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programs.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time semesters/trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the semester/trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the semester/trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Master of Rehabilitation Counselling (5578)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2017 FPPG Band 15B $256.25 $20,500.00
Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the semester in which they are enrolled.

Further information

Additional fee information

This postgraduate program has Commonwealth Supported Places. If you are eligible, the Australian Government will contribute to the cost of this program but you will also be required to make a contribution.

Quotas are applied for admission to the Commonwealth Supported Places. Where demand exceeds the number of available places and all places have been filled for the current admission period, applicants who meet minimum program entry requirements may be eligible for a Fee-Paying Postgraduate place if such places are available.

This program has been approved by the Australian Government for student income support (for example, Youth Allowance and Austudy). Students should contact Centrelink for more information about their eligibility for student income support payments.