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Degree details

The Graduate Certificate in Case Management comprises two trimesters of part-time study.

This postgraduate program provides case managers, rehabilitation coordinators, practitioners in the Employment Services industry and people in related roles with the skills and knowledge to effectively manage programs that support their clients in achieving personal and system goals. This includes rehabilitation programs for injured and ill workers' compensation and other insurance claimants, assisting clients to obtain and maintain employment, and supporting people with injury or disability to achieve functional and participation goals. In addition, this program provides people with existing qualifications from other disciplines the knowledge and skills required to transition into these industries. 

Graduates will be prepared for effective practice as case managers, rehabilitation coordinators, practitioners in the Employment Services industry and related roles in rehabilitation counselling and/or human services.

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Case Management will also provide an opportunity to become an accredited rehabilitation counsellor through eligibility for entry to the Griffith Master of Rehabilitation Counselling.

Higher education

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Case Management, a student must have:

  • completed a Bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) and a GPA of at least 4.0; OR

VET studies

  • completed a Certificate IV VET/TAFE qualification in a related discipline from a recognised Institute (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) AND a minimum of one year full-time professional experience in the disability, rehabilitation or related human services fields; OR

Work and Life

  • completed a minimum of three years full-time professional experience in the disability, rehabilitation or related human services fields and can demonstrate the ability to undertake graduate study through a discussion with the Program Director and provision of curriculum vitae and an employer's reference.

English Proficiency Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Students who successfully complete the Direct Entry Program (DEP) will satisfy the English Language requirements for this Griffith degree.

Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website:

Award Requirements

To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Case Management (GCertCaseMgt), a student must acquire 40 credit points as prescribed below:

  • gain 30 credit points for the prescribed courses;
  • gain 10 credit points for the elective course.