Graduate Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation

Course overview

  • 1 year part time
  • Online
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Term 1 Intake - January and Term 3 Intake - July


The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation is designed for physiotherapists, exercise scientists, occupational therapists, nurses and other qualified allied health professionals who want to become experts in rehabilitation and health promotion for people recovering from injury and illness.

This course promotes contemporary best practice rehabilitation in multiple clinical and community contexts, in national and global settings. Building on your existing knowledge and skills, the course focuses on identifying and analysing the multiple determinants of health that influence wellbeing. You will also learn to design and implement rehabilitation strategies in a holistic, person-centred manner at both an individual and group level.

Who the course is for

This unique course has been designed to support students at different stages in their careers, including career starters and those with clinical experience seeking to improve their practice and gain further qualification. It is relevant to a range of qualified allied health professionals, such as:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Exercise Scientists
  • Nurses
  • Medical Doctors

International students are welcome to study this course. However, please note that this course is not available to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia as it does not meet the onshore study requirements and it is not registered with CRICOS.

Course aims

You will learn about the principles of rehabilitation and habilitation, the physiology of fitness and conditioning and the use of evidence informed clinical decision-making. Specifically, you will learn techniques including exercise prescription, goal setting, measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviours and fitness evaluation.


The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation is part of a nested suite of courses, designed for versatility. You may also be interested in the following related courses: