La Trobe University

Master of Rehabilitation Counselling and Mental Health

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

If you'd like to build a career that makes a meaningful difference, La Trobe's accredited Master of Rehabilitation Counselling and Mental Health will give you the foundations for a rewarding career that supports others through huge life changes. Develop your professional knowledge, skills and expertise with this unique combination of rehabilitation counselling and mental health subjects. You'll get hands-on experience and will graduate prepared to work in rehabilitation counselling, as well as broader counselling settings such as mental health and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counselling. Explore a diverse range of workplaces and cultures. You'll learn how to support individuals and communities through disability, disadvantage and injury - helping them to reach their full potential and reintegrate into work and the community.


To qualify for the award of Master of Rehabilitation Counselling and Mental Health, students must complete a total of 240 credit points across 2 years.


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Advocacy in Contemporary Disability Practice
  • Community Based Health Service Delivery Systems
  • Employment and Disability
  • Managing Athlete and Coach Welfare
  • Rehabilitation Counselling
  • Rehabilitation Counselling Practicum
  • Service Coordination and Case Management
  • the Service User Perspective in Health Care
  • Virtual and Telehealth
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent). Applicants with industry experience will also be considered. Specialisation - recommended: Health Sciences, Psychology, Behavioural Sciences or other relevant field. Cognate pathway: 120 credit points (1 year). Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling (PHG0001CI).


The Master of Rehabilitation Counselling and Mental Health is accredited by the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors (ASORC). Graduates of the Master of Rehabilitation Counselling and Mental Health may apply for membership with ASORC and the Australian Counselling Association. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

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