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Graduate Certificate of Rehabilitation

Location
Townsville
Commencing
February
Duration
1 year part-time
Attendance mode
External
Entry Requirements
AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline; or B Physiotherapy, B Occupational Therapy, or B Speech Pathology
QTAC Code
Not applicable
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Build on your professional expertise to extend your knowledge and skills. This 12 month part-time external course is designed for health professionals who want to enhance their current qualifications and take the next step in their career.

With a strong focus on evidence-based learning, JCU’s Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation provides students with specialist knowledge and technical skills across a range of health contexts.

Expand your technical proficiency 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.

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

Majors

General

Enhance your expertise in the fields of public health in the workplace, mental health, people living with a disability, and palliative care. Learn how to critically appraise and analyse research publications in the fields of health and rehabilitation, and gain greater insight into the application of assistive technologies.

Occupational Therapy

Extend your knowledge of assistive technologies, rehabilitation strategies for people with a disability, and the delivery of health services within palliative care settings. Students develop assessment and management skills in relation to the human-machine-environment (HME) and build a greater understanding of the research and theory base underpinning a range of health care domains.

Physiotherapy

Work with some of Australia’s most highly regarded physiotherapy, health, and medical practitioners to expand your existing professional skills and experience. You will explore core clinical fields as well as specialty areas of practice such as burns, amputees and women's health. Develop assessment and management skills in relation to the human-machine-environment (HME). Deepen your knowledge of assistive technologies, strategies for people with a disability, and the delivery of health services within palliative care 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 practices to optimise functional communication and quality of life.

Career Opportunities

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 worker, or researcher.

Complete an online application through our Online Application Portal.

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Graduate Certificate of Rehabilitation

Handbook year

2020

Course code

114811

Course type

Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline, from this or another university (General major); or

Applicants must have completed at least a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology at an Australian University or hold an equivalent international entry level qualification in one of these professions (Physiotherapy major, Occupational Therapy major or Speech Pathology major).

Note: Completion of the Graduate Certificate of Rehabilitation will not enable Australian registration of overseas qualified health professionals.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3aSchedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

For students undertaking the Speech Pathology major, an overall IELTS of 7.0 with a minimum writing score of 6.0; speaking score of 8.0; reading and listening score of 7.0 is required.

Post admission
requirements

Telephone and computer access with internet. Some subjects will require mixed mode attendance at the Townsville campus.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Rehabilitation graduates will be able to:

  • Apply and adapt specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of theoretical knowledge, skills and technical competencies across diverse contexts as a health professional

  • Design assessment, management and evaluation plans for culturally and demographically diverse peoples, especially in tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous communities

  • Retrieve, critically evaluate, synthesise and apply established and evolving evidence in order to develop solutions for complex problems in health professional practice

  • Communicate theoretical knowledge, therapy concepts, treatment options and professional decisions using high-level oral and written English language and, where appropriate, numeracy skills to a variety of audiences

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for future professional development requirements based on reflection on current skills, knowledge and attitudes

  • Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to design, analyse and ethically implement research and critically reflect on implications of findings for clinical practice.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

RH5202:03 Rehabilitation for Chronic Conditions

OPTIONS

Select a major (discipline area) from Table A

Table A (MAJORS)

Type of major

Mandatory, Single

Credit points in major

9 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

General

Townsville (External)

No mid-year entry

Some subjects may require face-to-face attendance on campus in Townsville

Occupational Therapy

Townsville (External)

No mid-year entry

Some subjects may require face-to-face attendance on campus in Townsville

Physiotherapy

Townsville (External)

No mid-year entry

Some subjects may require face-to-face attendance on campus in Townsville

Speech Pathology

Townsville (External)

No mid-year entry

Some subjects may require face-to-face attendance on campus in Townsville

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville (External)

Some subjects may require face-to-face attendance on campus in Townsville

Candidature

Expected time to complete

12 months part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Not applicable

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

A student who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.

Credit

Eligibility

Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points

Currency

Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course

Expiry

Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 7 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for this course.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

Graduate Certificate of Rehabilitation

Approved abbreviation

GCertRehab

Inclusion of major on testamur

The major will appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Students admitted to a Graduate Certificate of Rehabilitation may after completion of that award, gain credit for those studies towards a Graduate Diploma of Rehabilitation or a Master of Rehabilitation.

Annual Tuition Fee: $13,660 (Estimate only)

Student Services and Amenities fee is payable per subject up to a maximum amount per year.

A variety of Scholarships are available to suit different student types.

Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.