Credit points


Minimum duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent:


New South Wales

English (Advanced) or English (Standard) (Band 4) or English as an Additional Language (Band 4); plus at least one of biology, chemistry, physics, or personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) (Band 2 for all).


English (Units 3 & 4, C) and one of biology, chemistry or physics (Units 3 & 4, C).


Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English and a study score of at least 25 in one of biology, chemistry or physics.

Disclaimer :The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 320 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings

  1. 70 cp from Foundation units (Part A);
  2. 10 cp from Core Curriculum units (Part B);
  3. 180 cp from Occupational Therapy units (Part C);
  4. 60 cp from Professional Practice Education units (Part D).

Exit points

A student who has successfully completed 230 cp from units, and 10 cp from Core Curriculum units may exit from the course with following qualification:

  • Bachelor of Allied Health

Progression requirements

Students normally complete a unit or units at an introductory level (100-level) in an approved sequence before undertaking advanced level units (200 or 300-level) in that sequence.

In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator and bound by decisions of the School Committee.

Part A : Foundation Units

Complete exactly 70 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
ALHT106Psychology for Allied Health10
BIOL121Human Biological Science 110
OTHY100Foundations of Occupational Therapy10
OTHY101Health and Occupation10
OTHY102Musculoskeletal Structure and Function for Occupational Therapy10
OTHY103Pathophysiology for Occupational Therapy10
OTHY104Introduction to Evidence Based Practice and Measurement in Occupational Therapy10

Part B : Core Curriculum Units

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10
PHCC102Being Human10
PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10

Part C : Occupational Therapy Units

Complete exactly 180 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
OTHY200Neuroscience, Neurodevelopment10
OTHY201Social Determinants of First People's Health and Wellbeing10
OTHY202Ergonomics and Occupational Health and Safety10
OTHY203Occupational Therapy Interventions for Physical Conditions10
OTHY204Occupational Participation and Disability10
OTHY205Mental Health Recovery in Occupational Therapy 110
OTHY206Upper Limb Orthoses and Rehabilitation10
OTHY207Vocational Preparation and Rehabilitation10
OTHY300Neurological Rehabilitation 110
OTHY301Mental Health Recovery in Occupational Therapy 210
OTHY302Children Youth and Families10
OTHY304Neurological Rehabilitation 210
OTHY305Research Design for Occupational Therapy10
OTHY306Clinical Counselling and Group Work10
OTHY400Occupational Therapy: Ageing, Participation and Health10
OTHY402Allied Health Management and Leadership10
OTHY403Occupational Therapy and Community Centred Practice10
OTHY404Advanced Occupational Therapy Practice10

Part D : Professional Practice Education Units

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
OTHY303Professional Practice Education 110
OTHY307Professional Practice Education 210
OTHY401Professional Practice Education 330
OTHY405Professional Practice Education 410

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