Master of Occupational Therapy




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
This course prepares graduates for clinical practice in the profession of occupational therapy. Occupational therapists work with their clients to overcome barriers that may be preventing them from participating more fully in life. This might involve teaching alternative techniques to achieve a given task, or facilitating improvement of skills. Occupational therapists collaborate with family and carers where needed, and typically work in teams with other health professionals. The course is a graduate-entry program (you are required to have completed an undergraduate degree prior to entry), however it is designed to accommodate all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their previous discipline.
Progression rules
The Master of Occupational Therapy requires the completion of 96 credit points (cp) of units of study, including 90cp of core units; and 6cp of elective units, chosen from the list of elective units in the Table as set out in the Faculty handbook.
Graduate opportunities
Occupational therapists frequently work in teams with other health professionals in a variety of settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation centres, private practices, occupational health providers, community centres, schools, nursing homes and private homes. Within these settings they contribute in a variety of ways such as through early intervention, health promotion, education, consultancy, industry, primary health, environmental design and accessibility, advocacy services, non-government agencies, housing services and palliative care.


Which department am I in? Faculty of Health Sciences

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

English Language Requirements: IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Paper based score of 565; TOEFL IBT: 85; PTE Academic score of 61; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 58; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 45; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 176.

Entry Requirement For International Student

To be eligible to apply you will need to fulfill the following criteria;
1. A Bachelor is degree, Master is degree or PhD from an Australian institution or equivalent.
2. A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.5 over 7 (credit average). This does not guarantee an offer as the places are limited and offers are made based on academic merit.
English language requirements: TOEFL paper-based: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 5.0 in Writing TOEFL IBT: including a minimum result of 23 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 25 in Writing

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

Full Time (2 years)

A$49,500.00 (US$ 38,719) per year

5 March 2018

The University of Sydney Camperdown/Darlington Campus, THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, New South Wales, 2006, SYDNEY, Australia