Course details

CRICOS course code: 078172B

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Occupational therapists play an important role in the lives of individuals and communities enabling participation in occupations of self-care, productivity and leisure. To do this, occupational therapists need to know how humans function, and need the skills to practice competently and safely. You will learn how to analyse and assess occupational performance; apply and evaluate interventions to enable occupational performance; and collaborate and communicate effectively with clients and their families and colleagues.

High achieving Bachelor of Occupational Therapy students can undertake honours in the third and fourth years, provided they meet admission requirements.

Professional experience

You will undertake 1,000 hours of professional practice education.

Work placement

Fieldwork and clinical placements are undertaken throughout the course, working with people across the life-span to help them overcome physical, cognitive or societal barriers to participation.

Professional recognition

The ACU Bachelor of Occupational Therapy has been developed to ensure new graduates will meet the competency standards of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) and Occupational Therapy Council (OTC). ACU is adhering to accreditation requirements of WFOT and OTC in the implementation of the program. Full accreditation has been granted in Victoria, NSW and Queensland. Graduates will be eligible for registration as practicing Occupational Therapists with the Allied Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and for membership of Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA).

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
40,656 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 1,62,624; Unit fee: 5,082
Feb 2023 4 years
Full time
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065
Australia

Entry criteria

Applicants require the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate, including studies in science.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 7.0; Individual score of: 7.0 in all tests

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 65 with a minimum of 65 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 94: minimum 27 writing, 23 speaking, 24 reading and 24 listening

ACU English Language Test: A (75-100%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score of 185 Individual score of 185 in all tests.

Address

Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
Australia
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