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: $156,496

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:

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Study Pathways:

This course provides a pathway to higher degree by research courses and other postgraduate coursework programs.

Further information:

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The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy is accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council (Australia and New Zealand Ltd) and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, which means you will be able to practise professionally in Australia and overseas.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waterfront 70 Yes Full time 4 years
Waterfront 70 Yes Part time 8 years

Why study with us

Deakin is the number one university in Victoria for graduate satisfaction and among the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

With industry connections, world-class facilities and a practical approach to learning, Deakin students gain more than just a qualification – they graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

Facilities and services

Deakin has a reputation for cutting-edge technology, innovative facilities and flexible learning environments. There are five campuses – Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool and the Cloud Campus – offering students the flexibility to study in a location that suits them.

All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from a range of valuable services including accommodation, financial assistance, health and wellbeing, and study and learning support. 

Admission and selection

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Study options

As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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