ASORC ® Trevor Hawkins Student Prize

Each year ASORC ® sponsors academic prizes at both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level in tertiary institutions nationwide to recognise excellence in rehabilitation studies. The sponsorship consists of a cash component and one year of ASORC ® membership (including application fee).

Currently the ASORC ® Trevor Hawkins Student Prize is offered to current ASORC ® Student members who have successfully completed these courses:

University of Sydney

* Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling

* Master of Rehabilitation Counselling

Griffith University

* Master of Rehabilitation Counselling

La Trobe University

* Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Studies

* Master of Health Sciences (Rehabilitation Counselling)

Who was Trevor Hawkins?

In February 2011 the ASORC ® National Council voted that the name of the prize be changed to the ASORC ® Trevor Hawkins Prize, as part of our organisation’s plans to ensure that Trevor Hawkins’ contribution to the rehabilitation counselling profession is recognised and remembered by current and future graduates.

Trevor was one of the inaugural members of ASORC ®, a Life Member, and Program Director for Rehabilitation Counselling at the University of Sydney for many years. He will remain a towering figure in the Australian and international rehabilitation and academic communities. He will be remembered, honoured, and sorely missed by all who knew him.


"Studying gave me the opportunity to lift my head out of my familiar daily practices to explore the results of new data, studies and applications in rehabilitation practice across multiple industry sectors both nationally and internationally, well beyond my relatively small and highly regulated workers compensation industry experience. It has directly impacted both my work practise and engagement levels which I’m committed to retaining through ongoing learning and industry involvement... It is an honour to receive this award in his name." - Mark Gowland