What will I learn?

This graduate entry master course offers you a fast-track option to becoming an occupational therapist.

In this course you will develop knowledge of four broad areas:

  • Medical, psychiatric, orthopaedic and neurological conditions that affect the health and wellbeing of individuals.
  • The theory and practice of occupational therapy including the study of occupation and analysis of the physical, psychological and social requirements of a variety of skills and activities.
  • Human development covering normal growth and development within the life cycle along with problems such as learning disabilities and the effects of ageing.
  • Occupational health and management, including prevention, education and rehabilitation programs for a variety of workplaces.

What you'll learn

  • Apply occupational therapy knowledge, principles and practice to achieve client-centred and evidence-based outcomes
  • Create effective occupational therapy solutions through critical analysis, reflective practice and professional reasoning
  • Critically appraise information and apply it to contemporary occupational therapy
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately to ensure active client participation, relevant documentation and reporting, and responsible sharing of professional information
  • Evaluate and apply appropriate technologies to contemporary occupational therapy practice
  • Develop and apply life-long learning skills to achieve professional competency
  • Inform occupational therapy standards and practices through integration of local and global perspectives
  • Practice occupational therapy in a culturally appropriate and respectful manner incorporating perspectives of multiple stakeholders
  • Work in a professional and collaborative manner to meet ethical and legal responsibilities

Professional recognition

Graduates using the title of registered health practitioner or the title of occupational therapist must be registered with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (the National Board). Registration for practice enables graduates, once registered, to practise occupational therapy in all Australian states and territories. Graduates can also choose to be a member of the Australian Association of Occupational Therapists and/or Occupational Therapy Australia (WA). The course is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Why study Master of Occupational Therapy

  • Learn in high-quality laboratories and facilities.
  • Our courses enable you to take full advantage of the current world-wide shortage of occupational therapists.
  • Our graduate-entry Master of Occupational Therapy is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapy, allowing you to practice in Europe and the United States.

Professional recognition

Graduates using the title of registered health practitioner or the title of occupational therapist must be registered with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (the National Board). Registration for practice enables graduates, once registered, to practise occupational therapy in all Australian states and territories. Graduates can also choose to be a member of the Australian Association of Occupational Therapists and/or Occupational Therapy Australia (WA). The course is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Graduates may also apply for registration in most countries although some countries may require sitting a licensing examination.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences

CRICOS

077383K

Study options

Full Time (2 years (6 months))

Tuition fees
A$42,300.00 (US$ 29,098) per year
Indicative year 1 fee: USD $44,000 for 2020

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

Start date

30 December 2019

Venue

Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,

BENTLEY,

Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to qualify for one of our postgraduate coursework programs: Completed a bachelor degree awarded by a recognised tertiary institution. Some postgraduate courses may require a completed bachelor degree in a relevant field. English Language Requirements: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50; C1 Advanced (CAE) - 176 with 169 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking; C2 Proficiency (CPE)- 190 with 176 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

For international students

A bachelor degree or equivalent, preferably in a health-related discipline with at least a credit (65%) average.

Evidence of studies in the human biosciences (e.g. human biology) and psychology or behavioural science is required.

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C; and Pearson Test of English Academic: 72. IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening: 7.0; overall band score: 7.0; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 79 Overall; Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21.

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