Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

University of Canberra

In this course, students will learn to assess a person's unique issues to offer better, more tailored recovery solutions based on a wholistic and comprehensive look at an individual's physical, psychosocial and environmental needs. Successful completion of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy will give students a deeper understanding and appreciation of health issues in Australia, and the skills to help individuals, groups, and communities engage in the occupations they need to, want to or are expected to do. This course also prepares students for further study opportunities and the chance to gain the additional skills to move into senior, more researched based positions.

Course Fee:

International: $140,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. English Language Requirements: An overall academic IELTS or equivalent of 7.0, with no band score below 7.0.


96 credit points.

Subjects you can Study:

Subjects include: Concepts in Biology; Counselling Communication; Human Physiology and the Lifecycle; Group Work; Indigenous Health: Contemporary Issues; Epidemiology and Principles of Research; Health Professional Practice; Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology; Introduction to Occupational Therapy; Foundations of Occupational Therapy; Occupational Therapy Toolbox; Practice Reasoning in Occupational Therapy; Occupational Therapy Professional Practice; Occupational Therapy for Specific Groups; Humans as Occupational Beings; Occupation in Context; Mental Health and Occupational Therapy; Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences; Understanding People and Behaviour.

Further information:

Additional Admission Requirements: Prior to commencing clinical practice, all students need to present a complete immunisation schedule, and First Aid certificates including CPR, as a requirement of the ACT and NSW health departments. All students are required to undergo a 'Working with Vulnerable People' check, an Australian Federal Police Record Check prior to undertaking clinical experience in the ACT, and a NSW Police check before undertaking practice in NSW.


The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy has been granted accreditation with conditions by the Occupational Therapy Council (Australia & New Zealand) Ltd (OTC).

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra 72.15 No Part time
Canberra 72.15 No Full time 4 years
The University of Canberra is located in Australia's national capital. The University provides professionally based undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. They engage in applied research to support government, business and the professions regionally, nationally and internationally.

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