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Rehabilitation, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #351 (WUR) Melbourne, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Sydney, Australia
The Master of Rehabilitation from Australian Catholic University suite of programs aims to provide evidence based advanced studies for health professionals including registered physiotherapists, occupational therapists speech pathologists, nurses and other allied health professionals who seek to extend knowledge and skills in the fields of aged and neurological rehabilitation.


This Master of Rehabilitation from Australian Catholic University includes purposely designed inter-professional coursework units in conjunction with discipline specific streams. Workshop intensives, and application of advanced skills and knowledge within the work-place and other practice settings will enable each discipline to apply highly integrative and evidence based-content to allow the development of advanced skills and practice. 

Clinicians will use critical appraisal to evaluate strategies and interventions as well as implement optimal programs in their work-place and during an advanced practicum for holistic management and enhanced participation of people with complex aged and neurological disorders. 

The program culminates with these advanced practicum opportunities and a clinical research project within the discipline and fields of either aged or neurological rehabilitation.


Graduates will be able to apply theory and practice learned in a range of health provider 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 the fields of 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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aged and Neurological Disorders: Holistic Management 
  • Chronic Disease and Disability in Community Contexts 
  • Aged and Neurological Disorders: Maximising Participation 
  • Advanced Clinical Reasoning for Physiotherapists in Aged and Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Advanced Decision Making
  • Practicum: Optimising Physiotherapy Practice within Inter-professional Contexts

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

CRICOS: 086188E

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  • Hold one of the following qualifications with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a seven-point scale:
  • a Bachelor Degree from an accredited four-year program for speciality disciplines, or an accredited three-year program for non-specialty pathway; OR
  • a Graduate Entry Masters in a related discipline; OR
  • a Doctor (Extended Masters) in a related discipline; OR
  • an approved equivalent in a related discipline.
  • Have a minimum of two years' clinical experience in the appropriate discipline.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23400 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    20840 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20840 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs

  • Melbourne, Australia

    1501 - 2660 AUD/month
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  • Sydney, Australia

    1882 - 3550 AUD/month
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  • Brisbane, Australia

    1402 - 2530 AUD/month
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