What will I learn?
Occupational therapists help individuals and communities to maximise productivity, wellbeing and quality of life through occupational participation. You will develop knowledge and skills in assessment and intervention, the therapeutic use of occupation and the adaptation of environments.
Subject to completion of local requirements, graduates may be eligible to apply to practice in other countries including the UK, North America and Sweden.
The course comprises 80 weeks of coursework (40 weeks per year), including 1000 hours of professional practice. First year includes a four-week full-time professional practice block; second year includes two eight-week full-time professional practice blocks. You will enrol into 120 credit points per year.
Occupational therapists work in a wide range of health and welfare systems including general hospitals, rehabilitation centres, community health services, mental health agencies, health services for older people and children with special needs, and support services for intellectually disadvantaged people. They also work as coordinators and consultants in the development and provision of services in areas such as occupational health and safety, and as private practitioners.
The Master of Occupational Therapy Practice is accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council (Australia and New Zealand) and is approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Graduates of the Master of Occupational Therapy Practice may be eligible to apply for registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Which department am I in? College of Science, Health and Engineering
Applicants must have an Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline, or approved international equivalent. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - Overall score of 575 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component.
Students must have a relevant Bachelor is degree equivalent to an Australian Bachelor is degree, completed in the past five years (or subsequent postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience) with a minimum grade average of 70 per cent. Relevant studies include health, education, social, psychological or biological sciences.
English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 7.0. TOEFL Paper-based Test - A minimum score of 600 with a score of 6 or more in the Test of Written English; TOEFL Internet-based Test - A minimum score of 94 with a minimum for SLR 24; W27; English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 72 with no communicative skill score less than 68. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of A or higher. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A grade of B or higher or approved international equivalent.
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Chisholm Institute
Trinity College - The University of Melbourne
A$35,400.00 (US$ 27,690) per year
Expected February 2018
La Trobe University Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus, Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive, LA TROBE UNIVERSITY, Victoria, 3086, MELBOURNE, Australia