The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation is an 18-unit program offered by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

This course will allow students to undertake a general studies option or select a specialty stream in either the pulmonary, neurological or psychosocial aspects of clinical rehabilitation.

A clinical practice stream is also offered.

The course articulates with the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Rehabilitation and Pathway 1 of the Master of Clinical Rehabilitation, with the sequentially developed topics allowing progression through the three awards.

Students who have completed the graduate certificate normally are awarded credit for 18 units of topics towards the graduate diploma.

Admission requirements

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification in a health-related field such as medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy or other allied health area.

The Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

Course aims

The course aims to enable individuals from any health professional background to deepen their knowledge base and skills in selected areas of rehabilitation practice.

Specifically, the course aims to:

  • review the principles and practice of clinical rehabilitation and apply these to contemporary practice
  • model a team approach to problem solving, assessment, intervention and management within rehabilitation
  • enable practitioners to analyse and apply evidence-based practice in rehabilitation
  • provide an opportunity for students to focus their study on an area relevant to practice in their professional workplace or a specific field of interest.

Learning outcomes

Students can expect to graduate with the:

  • ability to describe and apply the principles, processes and practice of clinical rehabilitation
  • ability to describe and apply teamwork principles and concepts in clinical rehabilitation
  • skills to plan, implement and evaluate rehabilitation plans in a client-centred framework for people with a variety of conditions that present in the clinical rehabilitation setting
  • ability to appraise a rehabilitation program or service
  • ability to describe and critique the assessment and management of a variety of conditions that present in the clinical rehabilitation setting
  • ability to identify, critically analyse and apply evidence for rehabilitation approaches and techniques.

Program of study

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation, a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic according to the program of study below.

Students undertake 4.5 units of core topic and 13.5 units in one of the following streams

Core - Year 1 topic

 REHB8019  The Study of Rehabilitation Practice   (4.5 units)

and completion of one of the following streams.

Stream - Clinical Practice

 REHB8030  Clinical Rehabilitation Practice  (9 units)

plus 4.5 units selected from the following topics:

 REHB8014  Using Virtual Reality and Robotics in Neuro-rehabilitation  (4.5 units)
 REHB8015  Applied Exercise Therapy in Rehabilitation  (4.5 units)
 REHB8020  Tools for Effective Rehabilitation Practice (4.5 units)
 REHB8023  Psychosocial Aspects of Clinical Rehabilitation  (4.5 units)
 REHB8025  Rehabilitation of Traumatic Brain Injury  (4.5 units)
 REHB8027  Rehabilitation of Degenerative Neurological Disorders  (4.5 units)
 REHB8028A  Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders A  (4.5 units)
 REHB8028B  Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders B  (4.5 units)
 REHB8029  Pulmonary Rehabilitation  (4.5 units)
 REHB8031  Rehabilitation Following Spinal Cord Injury  (4.5 units)
 REHB8032  Rehabilitation Nursing  (4.5 units)
 REHB8033  Stroke Rehabilitation  (4.5 units)
 REHB8037  Occupational Therapy Driver Assessment  (4.5 units)
 REHB8042  Neurological Gait and Balance Analysis and Wearable Sensor Technology in Rehabilitation  (4.5 units)

Stream - General

Select 13.5 units from the following topics:

 REHB8014  Using Virtual Reality and Robotics in Neuro-rehabilitation  (4.5 units)
 REHB8015  Applied Exercise Therapy in Rehabilitation  (4.5 units)
 REHB8020  Tools for Effective Rehabilitation Practice (4.5 units)
 REHB8023  Psychosocial Aspects of Clinical Rehabilitation  (4.5 units)
 REHB8025  Rehabilitation of Traumatic Brain Injury  (4.5 units)
 REHB8027  Rehabilitation of Degenerative Neurological Disorders  (4.5 units)
 REHB8028A  Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders A  (4.5 units)
 REHB8028B  Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders B  (4.5 units)
 REHB8029  Pulmonary Rehabilitation  (4.5 units)
 REHB8031  Rehabilitation Following Spinal Cord Injury  (4.5 units)
 REHB8032  Rehabilitation Nursing  (4.5 units)
 REHB8033  Stroke Rehabilitation  (4.5 units)
 REHB8037  Occupational Therapy Driver Assessment  (4.5 units)
 REHB8042  Neurological Gait and Balance Analysis and Wearable Sensor Technology in Rehabilitation  (4.5 units)

Stream - Neurological

Select 13.5 units from the following topics: 

 REHB8025  Rehabilitation of Traumatic Brain Injury  (4.5 units)
 REHB8027  Rehabilitation of Degenerative Neurological Disorders  (4.5 units)
 REHB8031  Rehabilitation Following Spinal Cord Injury  (4.5 units)
 REHB8033  Stroke Rehabilitation  (4.5 units)
 REHB8037  Occupational Therapy Driver Assessment  (4.5 units)