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Rehabilitation, Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #801 (QS) ,
The Master of Rehabilitation 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 course 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 of the Master of Rehabilitation should be able to:

  • Apply concepts, knowledge and advanced skills developed through participation in workshop intensives, online learning activities, and application within the work-place and other practice settings
  • Evaluate the issues and complex challenges faced by rehabilitation clinicians related to older adults or those with neurological disorders
  • Conceptualise evidence based and innovative approaches to clinical practice to support diverse health care models for people with chronic diseases and disabilities and complex neurological and age-related presentations
  • Align theory, practice and research through interpretation and application of evidence to practice and completion of an individualised clinical research project within the work-place
  • Develop team, inter-professional, supervisory and leadership skills from a discipline specific focus within a multi-disciplinary professional environment
  • Contribute to the advancement of knowledge and optimal program development for holistic management and enhanced participation of people with complex aged and neurological disorders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aged and Neurological Disorders 1: Holistic Management 
  • Chronic Disease and Disability in Community Contexts 
  • Aged and Neurological Disorders 2: Maximising Participation 

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity

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

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

    English Language Requirements

    You need the following IELTS score:

    • Minimum required score:


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    Academic Requirements

    General Requirements

      • CRICOS Code: 086188E

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

        • For Physiotherapy disciplines, applicants must hold a Bachelor Degree from an accredited 4-year program in Physiotherapy, Graduate Entry Master of Physiotherapy, Doctor of Physiotherapy, or approved equivalent
        • For the Occupational Therapy discipline, applicants must hold a Bachelor Degree from an accredited 4-year program in Occupational Therapy, Graduate Entry Master of Occupational Therapy, or approved equivalent

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              22720 AUD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 22720 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
            • National

              20236 AUD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 20236 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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            Living costs for Melbourne

            • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
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