Bachelor of Psychological Science/Master of Rehabilitation Counselling

Program code

5696

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 years full-time

Credit points

320

Indicative fee

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Entry requirements

14

OP 2018

68

Rank 2018 (more)

Offered in

Trimester 1

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

Nil

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

Why choose this program?

In this new and integrated vertical degree, you will gain a thorough grounding in the application of clinical, development, biological, cognitive, social and organisational psychology. You will then build on this broad knowledge base with studies in the specialist area of rehabilitation counselling. To acquire the advanced knowledge and skills to work as a rehabilitation counsellor, you will learn about vocational evaluation, job placement, injury management, disability studies, applied counselling and research methods. You will put this all into practice through an organisational placement.

Attendance information

This program is offered full-time at the Gold Coast campus and via external study. The Bachelor of Psychological Science courses are delivered on the Gold Coast campus and the Master of Rehabilitation Counselling courses are delivered on-campus and via external study (online with in-field professional placements).

Student Income Support

From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning is established in a core course (7313AHS) which is completed in the final trimester of study in the Master of Rehabilitation Counselling program.

My career opportunities

Bachelor of Psychological Science: You will be prepared for a career in counselling, guidance, health management, social research, rehabilitation and other related fields including health and organisational workplaces. You may also be eligible for entry into a wide range of postgraduate degrees in areas such as social work, speech pathology, teacher preparation, forensic mental health, criminology and criminal justice. You will need to complete further study to work as a registered psychologist.

Master of Rehabilitation Counselling: You will be prepared to work as a rehabilitation counsellor in government, insurance, workers compensation and motor accident rehabilitation, disability employment services, and private and not-for-profit rehabilitation services.

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

The Master of Rehabilitation Counselling is accredited by the Rehabilitation Counselling Association of Australasia (RCAA).

Professional recognition

As a Bachelor of Psychological Science graduate, you will be eligible for Affiliate Membership of the Australian Psychological Society. Further study is required to qualify for provisional registration as a Psychologist.

Master of Rehabilitation Counselling graduates 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
  • Immunisation and Health Record
  • Working with Children Check (Blue Card)

Professional placements

  • Griffith University Health and Safety Induction
  • Griffith University Student Deed Poll
  • Queensland Health placement requirements

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 Fit for Placement 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 Fit for Placement website and the program-specific information published on the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses websites, or where information published on the Fit for Placement 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 Fit for Placement website.

Pathways to further study

A further year of study that leads to the award of Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) (2004) or Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) (2033) is available to students who meet the specified requirements for admission to the Honours program.

Students who complete the dissertation component of the Master of Rehabilitation Counselling will have a pathway to higher degree research study. Graduates who wish to continue onto 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) program.

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 undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate 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 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Psychological Science/Master of Rehabilitation Counselling (5696)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2019 Fee Band 28.0 $350.00 $28,000.00
2018 Fee Band 27.0 $337.50 $27,000.00
FEE-HELP

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

Further information

Additional fee information

Master of Rehabilitation Counselling only

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.