Graduate Diploma of Rehabilitation

Advance your career as a health professional with specialist knowledge and technical skills in designing, managing and evaluating rehabilitation plans within a variety of health contexts.

#1 in Queensland

for full-time employment 2024 Good Universities Guide, PG Health Services

#1 in Queensland

for median graduate salary 2024 Good Universities Guide, PG Health Services

Enhance your expertise

Build the skills to progress your career



  • Online: February, July



^estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


1 year full-time

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline; or B Physiotherapy, B Occupational Therapy, or B Speech Pathology

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Real stories

  • Student of Master of Rehabilitation


    Tamara Matulick

    Master of Rehabilitation

    Doing the Master of Rehabilitation will help with career progression — especially in getting jobs I wouldn’t otherwise be able to get. You have to manage your time between work and study, but I think you’re more motivated as a learner because you’ve had situations where you can apply your experience and knowledge to.

  • Studied MBBS Student (JCU), MRehab (JCU), BPhty (USYD)


    Daniel Behary

    MBBS Student (JCU), MRehab (JCU), BPhty (USYD)

    What inspired me to undertake Master of Rehabilitation at James Cook University is my passion for Interventional Cardiology and interest in Medical research. This course offered me the opportunity to explore the benefits of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation which is often required for patients with advanced heart disease.

  • Course Coordinator, Master of Rehabilitation


    Moira Smith

    Course Coordinator, Rehabilitation

    The Master of Rehabilitation is an exciting pathway in your healthcare career. There is a great variety of subjects to help upskill in the area of rehabilitation, addressing perspectives from many different disciplines. Whatever your aim, this course will assist the development of your skill set in rehabilitation.

  • Employer of Master of Rehabilitation students Kathy Luke


    Kathy Luke

    RAR Therapy Director

    This course provides practical and evidence-based clinical skills that apply to the community work environment and ultimately benefit our clients. With an increased need for highly skilled therapists in community settings, this course is perfect for extending therapists’ knowledge and skills for clinical practice.