Bachelor of Psychological Science/Master of Rehabilitation Counselling

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

In this new and integrated vertical degree, you will gain a thorough grounding in the application of clinical, development, biological, cognitive, social and organisational psychology. You will then build on this broad knowledge base with studies in the specialist area of rehabilitation counselling.To acquire the advanced knowledge and skills to work as a rehabilitation counsellor, you will learn about vocational evaluation, job placement, injury management, disability studies, applied counselling and research methods. You will put this all into practice through a supervised practicum placement in a rehabilitation counselling setting.


  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Applied Counselling
  • Behaviour Change Skills
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Counselling Skills
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Dissertation
  • Experimental Design and Analysis
  • Foundations of Research Inquiry
  • Group Facilitation and Coaching Skills
  • Injury and Disability Management
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Introduction to Psychology 1
  • Introduction to Psychology 2
  • Introduction to Rehabilitation Counselling
  • Job Development and Placement
  • Lifespan Development
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Psychological Assessment of Individual Differences
  • Psychology in Professional Contexts
  • Rehabilitation Counselling Practicum
  • Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
  • Social and Cultural Psychology
  • Survey Design and Analysis
  • The Lived Experience of Disability
  • Vocational Evaluation


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study pathways

A further year of study that leads to the award of Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) (2004) or Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) (2033) is available to students who meet the specified requirements for admission to the Honours program.Students who complete the dissertation component of the Master of Rehabilitation Counselling will have a pathway to higher degree research study. Graduates who wish to continue onto higher degree research studies and have not completed the dissertation component would be eligible for entry into the Graduate Diploma of Health Research (4161) which provides the necessary preparation for entry into the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $122,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
Mt Gravatt Campus International: $122,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years

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