Graduate Diploma in Clinical Rehabilitation
Forge your future in rehabilitating others
No matter your existing health career, this course will enable you to specialise in the area of rehabilitation, otherwise known as “rehab”. Whether you’re a nurse, doctor, physiotherapist or chiropractor, you’ll gain the skills to help your patients live a full life.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
Online and some attendance
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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 distinguish 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.
Graduates can work in both public and private health care organisations. They may also work in teaching, managerial or research positions.
Applicants must normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification and must have a minimum of two years' full-time equivalent post-degree experience in a relevant clinical discipline by the commencement date of the course; or hold the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation from Flinders University or equivalent.
English Proficiency Requirements
Flinders University conducts an English Language proficiency check on applications submitted for consideration to its courses.
This will be met in a number of ways, including if the applicants:
- first language is English (i.e. citizenship is held for a country where English is the official language)
- completed secondary schooling in Australia
- completed prior study in English (e.g. a Certificate IV or higher from a recognised Australian training institution)
- completed one semester of full-time equivalent tertiary study at a higher education institution
- completed a recognised Foundation Studies or bridging program
- performance in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) meets the University's admissions requirements
- registered with an Australian professional registration body relevant to the applicant's proposed course (e.g. applicant holds current registration as a Registered Nurse, General Practitioner, Teacher, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker and such in Australia)
- achieved a score within an international English language proficiency test such as IELTS, PTE, TOEFL or Cambridge CAE that meets the minimum proficiency for the university
- completed an approved English language course from a registered English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) Provider
In some instances, applicants may be asked to provide evidence they meet the requirements if the information required is not available in their application.
Students may undertake professional experience placement as part of the course. For more information visit https://students.flinders.edu.au/my-course/placements/compliance
Credit transfer may be granted, on application, for prior study completed in a relevant honours, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or master degree; accredited professional development; or relevant work experience.
Applications for credit transfer are assessed on a case by case basis according to Flinders University policies. Students must be made an offer for entry into a degree before lodging their completed credit transfer application, along with all necessary documentation for formal assessment. More information is available at www.flinders.edu.au/credit
The postgraduate clinical rehabilitation program provides opportunities for health professionals from any allied health, medical or nursing field to enhance their knowledge, skills and attitudes in clinical rehabilitation. Masters can be undertaken by coursework or research.
It is 1 year in length on a full-time basis and can also be undertaken part-time.
Recommended Study Pattern
Students complete two core (compulsory) topics and six option topics chosen from a range of option topics available. These topics aim to provide students the opportunity to review the principles and practice of clinical rehabilitation and apply these to contemporary practice, describe and distinguish the assessment and management of a range of conditions that present in the clinical rehabilitation setting and the ability to identify, critically analyse and apply evidence for rehabilitation approaches and techniques.
Students will undertake professional experience placement as part of the course. For more information visit https://students.flinders.edu.au/my-course/placements/compliance
This graduate diploma articulates into the Master of Clinical Rehabilitation.
To complete the requirements of the Graduate Diploma in clinical Rehabilitation, students must successfully complete two core (compulsory) subjects and six elective subjects chosen from a range of electives.