Specialist Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation

Course overview

  • / 6 months part time
  • Online
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Term 1 Intake - January and Term 3 Intake - July


The Specialist Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation is a course designed for physiotherapists, exercise scientists, occupational therapists, nurses and other qualified allied health professionals who want to learn the fundamentals of rehabilitation science.

Based on contemporary best practice rehabilitation in clinical and community contexts in both national and global settings, this course will build on your knowledge and skills to identify and analyse the multiple determinants of health that influence wellbeing. You will also learn to design and implement rehabilitation strategies in a holistic, person-centred manner an individual and group level.

Who is this course 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 qualifications. It is relevant to a range of qualified allied health professionals, including:

  • 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

In this course 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 suite of courses, designed for versatility. You may also be interested in the following related courses: