Graduate Certificate in Burn & Trauma Rehabilitation

School of Physiotherapy, Fremantle Campus

The Graduate Certificate in Burn & Trauma Rehabilitation is designed to equip healthcare professionals with the skills and knowledge to properly care for burn and trauma patients. This degree is based on the premise that rehabilitation starts at the time of injury and, as such, you will learn how to make a positive impact from the first moment you encounter an injured patient, to minimise scarring in mind and body and ultimately, enhance post-injury outcomes.

  • Why study this degree?

    Here at The University of Notre Dame Australia, our postgraduate degrees are designed to give you
    the opportunities to pursue the advancement of knowledge, research skills and intellectual inquiry
    that can contributed to evidence-based healthcare in the community.

    Our Burn & Trauma Rehabilitation degrees are delivered through the Burn Injury Research Node,
    which was established through a collaboration with the Fiona Wood Foundation and Notre Dame’s
    Institute for Health Research. To this day, there exists an ongoing and mutually beneficial
    collaboration between our students, the researchers of the Fiona Wood Foundation and the
    clinicians of the State Adult Burn Unit at Fiona Stanley Hospital.

    The Graduate Certificate in Burn & Trauma Rehabilitation is designed to meet the needs of a broad
    range of healthcare professionals working across the wide spectrum of burn and trauma
    rehabilitation environments, or those aspiring to such positions. Over the course of your studies, you
    will translate knowledge into practice through the integration of teaching and in-depth discussion
    with engaged experts in the area of burns, plastic surgery, trauma management and rehabilitation.

  • Program summary

    • Pathophysiology of Burn & Trauma Healing
    • Evidence-based Practice in Burn & Trauma Rehabilitation

    PLUS one of the following streams:

    Stream 1:

    • Applying Outcome Measures in Burn & Trauma Rehabilitation
    • Quality Improvement – Outcome Measure Framework Design & Implementation

    Stream 2:

    • Complex Considerations for Exercise for Burn & Trauma Rehabilitation
    • Body Image & Scar Management

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Entry requirements

    Eligible applicants will have successfully completed a Bachelor's degree from a recognised Australian
    or overseas university in a health field such as physiotherapy, nursing, occupational therapy,
    paramedicine, paediatrics or exercise physiology. Equivalent professional experience will also be

  • Fees and costs

    This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:

    The FEE-HELP loan scheme assists eligible fee-paying students with the payment of all, or part, of their tuition fees, not including additional study costs such as accommodation or textbooks. Your FEE-HELP debt will be indexed each year in line with the Consumer Price Index.  Please note, from 1 January 2019, students studying an undergraduate program at the University of Notre Dame will no longer be charged the 25% FEE-HELP loan fee.

    For further information, or for indicative fees for domestic or international students, please visit our Fees page.

  • More information

    For more information on the Graduate Certificate in Burn & Trauma Rehabilitation, please call our
    Prospective Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

    All International enquiries should contact the International Students Office on

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