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Master of Rehabilitation

18 months
38200 AUD/year
28440 AUD/year
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By taking the Master of Rehabilitation from James Cook University you will gain a broad understanding of rehabilitation and important topics including chronic conditions, evidence-based practice, and cultural principles. 


Career Opportunities 

  • Grow your career in rehabilitation with the Master of Rehabilitation offered at James Cook University. Benefit from unique experiences in tropical, rural, remote, and regional areas and familiarity with Indigenous communities and their heath.
  • JCU’s Master of Rehabilitation gives you the contemporary knowledge and experience to update your clinical practice and expand your career prospects.
  • You will gain advanced skills in your specialisation and valuable expertise in tropical, Indigenous, rural, and remote practice.
  • Graduates of the Rehabilitation program from James Cook University pursue careers in various areas including acute wards and rehabilitation settings with public and private health providers, aged care, private practice, policy development, or research. Additionally, you could go on to study a PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Rehabilitation Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Rehabilitation for Chronic Conditions
  • Cultural Competency Principles in Australian Healthcare Practice
  • Qualitative Research Methods for Health Professionals
  • Principles of Education for the Health Professional 
  • Advanced Practice within the Rural and Remote Context
  • Rehabilitation for Disability across the Lifespan

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider Code 00117J 

  • AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline; or B Physiotherapy, B Occupational Therapy, or B Speech Pathology
  • US: Satisfactory completion of one year at a recognised university with a minimum GPA of 2.8.
  • Germany: Successful completion of six months of study at a recognised German university with an overall grade of Pass or successful completion of Abitur, Fachhochschulreife or Reifezeugnis.
  • Sweden: Successful completion of Upper Secondary School or Kommunal vuxenutbildning with a minimum GPA of 12.
  • Norway: Successful completion of at least six months of study at a recognised higher education institution in Norway; or successful completion of Norwegian Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skolen with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • Denmark: Successful completion of one semester of study at a recognised higher education institution in Denmark with an overall grade of Pass (average of D).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38200 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    28440 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28440 AUD per year during 18 months.


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