The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy will prepare you to enable individuals, groups and communities to participate in everyday activities which are meaningful to them. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages to identify physical, cognitive environmental or societal barriers to participation. Occupational therapists work with clients to assess their environment and help them adapt and participate in daily activities which are usually taken for granted.
In order to qualify for the degree, students will undertake a minimum of 1,000 hours of professional practice education. This meets entry-level competency standards for the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). Practice education begins in the first semester of first year (8 hours) and continues through each semester with increasing time. In fourth year students will complete a 10 week full time placement in first semester, and a one day per week capstone placement in second semester.
High achieving Bachelor of Occupational Therapy students can undertake honours in the third and fourth years, provided they meet admission requirements.