Education

ASORC ® Accredited Rehab Counselling Courses

Since 2000 the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors Ltd. ASORC ® has been officially accrediting rehabilitation counsellor training programs at University undergraduate and postgraduate level throughout Australia. ASORC ® is keen to work cooperatively with education facilities throughout Australia to improve the number, quality and breadth of rehabilitation counsellor training programs.

The following institutions currently offer ASORC ® Accredited Rehabilitation Counsellor academic programs:

University of Sydney - Offers Distance Education
http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/disciplines/rehabilitation-counselling/

Currently Accredited Courses

  • Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling - On and off-campus; full-time, 2 semesters; part-time, 4 semesters
  • Master of Rehabilitation Counselling - On and off-campus: full-time, 4 semesters; part-time, 8 semesters

    Previously Accredited Courses
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (Rehab Counselling)
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences/Master of Rehabilitation Counselling

Please contact the University directly for enrolment information. michael.millington@sydney.edu.au

Griffith University - Offers Distance Education
https://www148.griffith.edu.au/programs-courses/Program/5578/Overview/Domestic

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Currently Accredited Courses

  • Master of Rehabilitation Counselling

Previously Accredited Courses

  • Bachelor of Human Services (Rehab Counselling)
  • Bachelor of Human Services/Masters of Rehabilitation Counselling (up to 2013)
  • Master of Human Services (Rehabilitation Counselling)

Please contact the University directly for enrolment information. c.randall@griffith.edu.au

La Trobe University - Offers Distance Education
http://www.latrobe.edu.au/health
Currently Accredited Courses
  • Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Studies **
  • Master of Health Sciences (Rehabilitation Counselling)

NB: Accreditation to be extended during 2016 and early 2017 whilst the university is undergoing full accreditation

For more information about RC programs at La Trobe or enrolment please contact Paul O’Halloran on P.O’Halloran@latrobe.edu.au

** Please note: To complete the Grad Dip in Rehabilitation Counselling you will need to enrol in the Masters of Health Sciences (Rehabilitation Counselling) and complete the first year.

Flinders University - Offers Distance Education
http://www.flinders.edu.au/courses/undergrad/bderc/

Currently Accredited Courses

  • Bachelor of Disability and Developmental Education (Rehabilitation Counselling) - On and off-campus; 4 years full time or equivalent

Please contact the University directly for enrolment information. askflinders@flinders.edu.au

University of Tasmania
http://www.utas.edu.au/postgraduate/all-faculties-and-institutes/courses/faculty-of-health-science2/rehabilitation-counselling

As from 8 April 2015, the following course are no longer accredited by ASORC ®:

  • Graduate Diploma of Rehabilitation Counselling
  • Master of Rehabilitation Counselling

Other Universities

There may be other University courses that have been discontinued, had a name change, or overseas qualifications in Rehabilitation Counselling (particularly from the USA and Canada) that qualify a person for membership, however these would need to be considered on a case-by-case basis on formal application.