Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Deakin University

This program aims to prepare students for professional accreditation, both nationally and internationally, as occupational therapists able to practise in metropolitan, regional and rural locations. Occupational therapists work in a wide range of areas in health, acute hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, aged care, children with disabilities, schools, community health, vocational rehabilitation for industry and employment, mental health, hand therapy, driving rehabilitation and private practice.

Course Fee:

International: $152,808

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; plus meet relevant requirements for field placement. Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.


32 credit points: 29 credit points of core units, 1 selective unit and 2 credit points of elective units. Fieldwork is undertaken throughout the course. Students will be required to complete at least one fieldwork component in a regional area of Victoria or adjacent areas.

Subjects you can Study:

Occupational therapy

Study Pathways:

Honours is available. Postgraduate programs by coursework or research also available.

Further information:

Students are required to obtain a Police Records Check (PRC) each academic year prior to undertaking field placements and a Working With Children Check (WWCC) at the commencement of the program.


You can travel around the world with your occupational therapy qualification from Deakin. Our Bachelor of Occupational Therapy is accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council (Australia and New Zealand Ltd) and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, allowing graduates to practise professionally in Australia and overseas.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waterfront 69.2 Yes Full time 4 years
Waterfront 69.2 Yes Part time 8 years

Deakin’s course curriculum integrates real-world expertise with practical skills to give students a competitive edge. More than 58,000 students have chosen Deakin for its industry-aligned courses, teachers that are leaders in their field, flexible study options on campus and online, leading edge facilities and proven record of scientific achievements. 

Deakin’s internationally recognised quality of research and teaching puts it in the top two per cent of the world’s universities (Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education, QS World University Rankings). Deakin is also number one for student satisfaction in Victoria (2016 Student Experience Survey). 

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