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What will I learn?

Occupational therapists play an important role in the lives of individuals and communities to help them look after themselves, be productive, and participate in leisure activities. 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.

You will undertake 1,000 hours of professional practice education, starting in the first year, working with people across the life-span to help them overcome physical, cognitive or societal barriers to participation.

This meets entry-level competency standards for the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).

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

Career paths

Graduates will be eligible to work in hospitals, community health centres, rehabilitation centres or private practice, mental health centres, work and accident rehabilitation, schools or early intervention centres for children, nursing homes and aged care facilities, government policy units or in consultative services.

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.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences

CRICOS

078172B

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$38,320.00 (US$ 26,337) per year
AUD $1,53,280 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $4,790

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 February 2020

Venue

Australian Catholic University - Brisbane Campus

1100 Nudgee Road,

BANYO,

Queensland,

4014, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$38,320.00 (US$ 26,337) per year
AUD $1,53,280 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $4,790

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 February 2020

Venue

Australian Catholic University

North Sydney Campus,

40 Edward Street,

NORTH SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2060, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate. Successful completion of International Baccalaureate with a minimum of 24 over six subjects. English Language Requirements: Overall academic IELTS score of 7.0 (with minimum scores of 6.5 in all tests); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 68 with a minimum of 58 in all four communicative skills; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 100 - minimum 25 writing, speaking, reading and listening; ACU English Language Test: A (75-100%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 185 Minimum score of 176 in all tests.

For international students

The equivalent of Australian Year 12 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): 68 with a minimum of 65 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 100: minimum 25 writing, speaking, reading and listening

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

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

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Pathways options

Offered by this university

Australian Catholic University offers below pathways course for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Box Hill Institute
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About this uni

“The program (high performance sport at ACU) is unique compared to the generic programs we have in the US.” – Eric Waters, NBA Athletic Trainer.

  • Ranked 26th in the world for Sport Science (ARWU 2018)
  • Awarded 5 stars for full-time employment & overall experience
  • High performance sport intensive weeks in Australia; US or UK
  • Ties with industry and ACU’s MMIHR ensure applicable content