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Australian Catholic University, Australia, North Sydney

Occupational Therapy, Bachelor

  • Occupational Therapy, Bachelor
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 4 years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 9,003

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

Occupational therapists play an important role in the lives of individuals and communities to help them look after themselves, be productive, and participate in leisure activities. To do this, occupational therapists need to know how humans function, and need the skills to practice competently and safely.

Career Opportunities

A medical degree is a vocational degree, allowing you to develop the practical and clinical capabilities specific to medicine, as well as the professional and personal attributes necessary to become a doctor Job options Jobs directly related to your degree include: Cardiologist Clinical radiologist General practice doctor Hospital doctor Pathologist Physician associate Psychiatrist Surgeon There are over 60 specialist areas of medicine; information on each can be found at NHS Health Careers. Jobs where your degree would be useful include: Adult nurse Anaesthetist Children's nurse Healthcare scientist, genomics Higher education lecturer International aid/development worker Mental health nurse Midwife Neurologist Paramedic Research scientist (life sciences) Science writer Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.

Course Overview

You will learn how to analyse and assess occupational performance; apply and evaluate interventions to enable occupational performance; and collaborate and communicate effectively with clients and their families and colleagues.You will undertake 1,000 hours of professional practice education, starting in the first year, working with people across the life-span to help them overcome physical, cognitive or societal barriers to participation. I want to find another Bachelor Course This meets entry-level competency standards for the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).High achieving Bachelor of Occupational Therapy students can undertake honours in the third and fourth years, provided they meet admission requirements.Career PathsGraduates will be eligible to work in hospitals, community health centres, rehabilitation centres or private practice, mental health centres, work and accident rehabilitation, schools or early intervention centres for children, nursing homes and aged care facilities, government policy units or in consultative services.


Programme Structure Courses Included:Neuroscience, Neurodevelopment Contextual Determinants of Health, Illness and Disability Ergonomics and Occupational Safety Occupational Therapy Interventions for Physical Conditions Occupational Participation and Disability Recovery Mental Health in Occupational Therapy 1 Upper Limb Orthoses and Rehabilitation Vocational Preparation and Rehabilitation Occupational Therapy: Neurological Conditions 1 Occupational Therapy: Mental Health 2 Occupational Therapy: Children and Youth Occupational Therapy: Neurological Conditions 2 Research Design for Occupational Therapy Clinical Counselling and Group Work Occupational Therapy: Ageing, Participation and Health Allied Health Management and Leadership Community-based Rehabilitation and Development Advanced Occupational Therapy Practice


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Academic Entry Requirement

Academic Requirements The equivalent of Australian Year 12 including studies in science, plus an overall academic IELTS score of 7.0 (with no band less than 7.0). Honours The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) program is embedded into years 3 and 4 of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Pass) program. To be eligible to apply for admission to the Honours program, a student must have completed 160 cp from years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy pass degree, with a grade point average of at least 5.5. Recognised international high school qualification English language proficiency.

English Entry Requirement


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Australian Catholic University


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