Specialist Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation
Where will this take me?
A postgraduate qualification in Clinical Rehabilitation will give you an introduction to the foundations of Rehabilitation Science and allow you to build skills for professional development or earn credit towards taking a higher qualification in the nested program.
There are growing professional opportunities available for graduates who complete the Clinical Rehabilitation program. Worldwide, industry figures indicate an increased need for more highly trained rehabilitation practitioners to help people regain movement or function that has been lost.
Graduates can expect to gain skills to establish and progress in successful careers in multiple clinical and community positions, with job openings all over the world – from hospitals to private practice. Our graduates will also have industry-ready skills to pursue diverse positions from specialist clinical work, to consultancy posts for health authorities and the government.
The Graduate Certificate of Clinical Rehabilitation is a nested program within the Master of Clinical Rehabilitation.
Edward Mohandoss is a Physiotherapist in a public hospital in Melbourne and is relishing online learning despite his early reservations. The 43-year-old who works in geriatric rehabilitation says, “I was a bit apprehensive about the online mode of study as I was not confident with IT skills.” He adds enthusiastically that he found he was “able to cope with online learning with appropriate support from staff and fellow students.”
Shaking off his initial fears about the online learning environment has meant that the busy working father of a young family can now fulfil one of his long-time goals – to complete a masters degree. He explains, “The online nature of the course offered me flexibility so that I can spend time with my young family and balance the stress of full-time work.”
Edward says he hopes “to gain knowledge on current trends in rehabilitation and basic concepts in research” and describes the online Master of Clinical Rehabilitation as a confidence booster.
"Some of the assessment tasks such as writing a research proposal and feasibility proposal have given me immense confidence in participating in clinical research and quality improvement projects."
The highlight of online study for Edward has been the relationships he’s established with his peers. He says, “My favourite part of studying this course is the interaction between fellow students in the discussion boards and webinar sessions. Even if you miss the webinar sessions there is an option of watching the recorded version which was very useful for someone like me with full-time work.”
Edward explains that online learning has enabled him to “become knowledgeable about healthcare systems across the world.” He adds, “Given our interaction with students from different countries, it was interesting to compare similarities and differences in health care systems and its impact on patient outcomes.”
The Future looks bright for Edward. Already, he’s reaping the rewards of his new-found skills and confidence. He says, “The knowledge I’ve gained so far has made me a better clinician and people respect me when I share this knowledge, especially in my work place.”