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Graduate Diploma of Rehabilitation Counselling

Course Description

This course is offered on a full fee paying basis to eligible domestic students commencing in 2013. Fees are established per unit and can be found in the unit descriptions within the course schedule. Click on 'View fees for this unit' and select 'Tuition fee (domestic) Post 2008' as the fee type.
The Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling provides opportunities for graduates with a background in psychology or another area of human services, to undertake postgraduate study in rehabilitation counselling.The course is offered on a full-time or part-time study basis and comprises eight 12.5% units, offered on the Hobart campus

The Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling is a skill based course which aims to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills required for employment in a broad range of rehabilitation counselling roles. These include vocational rehabilitation, rehabilitation following head injury or as a consequence of physical illness or injury, counselling roles associated with death and dying, rehabilitation following criminal incarceration, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation. The course focuses on the theoretical basis of rehabilitation and the acquisition of counselling skills, both in general and specific to particular work areas. The practice of rehabilitation is covered in relation to specific work areas, examining particular issues that may arise and community resources available both for clients and their families.

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Graduates of the program are employed in areas such as vocational, medical and psychiatric rehabilitation, human service areas, and within the criminal justice system.

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The Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling is accredited by the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors (ASORC).
Intending students should note that the Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling is not an accredited fourth year program in psychology and a graduate will not be eligible for registration as a psychologist.

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If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/equivalent-undergraduate-entry-requirements-by-country .

Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/general-admission-requirements .

Entry Requirements

Requirements for entry to the course are completion of a degree with a major in psychology or behavioural science, or a degree in an affiliated area or other equivalent qualifications. In special cases candidates who do not satisfy the normal entry requirements but have completed the Graduate Certificate of Counselling and have relevant professional experience, may be accepted for entry to the course. Candidates will be interviewed and are required to submit a professional statement including professional references, statement of intent, work history and police records check.

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