This program aims to provide evidence-based advanced studies for registered physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists. It is tailored to those seeking to extend their knowledge and skills in the fields of aged and neurological rehabilitation, for promotion and professional recognition, or to return to the workforce. The program includes purposely designed coursework units with evidence based-content allowing for the development of advanced skills and critical appraisal of strategies and interventions as well as completion of advanced practice units and a clinical research project within each discipline and field.

Course Fee:

Australian: $30,354
International: $35,100

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor Degree from an accredited 3-year program in a Health Discipline or equivalent to enter the Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation non-specialty pathway, or Bachelor Degree from an accredited 4-year program in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology or equivalent to enter the Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation (Discipline) pathway, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.0; Have a minimum of two years clinical experience in the appropriate discipline. For the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy disciplines, applicants must hold current registration with the discipline specific National Allied Health Registration Board or required Authority in Australia, or Registration Authority in country of current practice. For the Speech Pathology discipline, applicants must have obtained and maintain eligibility to practice and membership with Speech Pathology Australia, or Registration Authority in country of current practice.

Structure:

120 Credit Points.

Subjects you can Study:

Gerontological physiotherapy; Neurological physiotherapy; Occupational therapy; Speech pathology

Study Pathways:

Graduates may be eligible to undertake a higher degree research course such as the Master of Health Science Research or Doctor of Philosophy.

Further information:

Graduates will be able to apply theory and practice learned in a range of settings including but not limited to: Public Health Care provider in acute wards and rehabilitation settings; Private Health Care provider in acute wards and rehabilitation settings; Private Practice in aged and neurological rehabilitation; Aged care health services; Transition care community rehabilitation and long term care settings; State, Federal and local government in policy development or implementation; Health Carer groups; Health Care based research. Roles may include: Clinician; Case worker; Team Leader; Consultant; Researcher.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 1.5 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Part time 3 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Full time 1.5 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 3 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 1.5 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 3 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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