Credit points


Minimum duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Ballarat
  • 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 to apply for admission to the Honours program, a student must have completed 160 cp from years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy pass degree, with a grade point average of at least 5.50 on the ACU seven point scale.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2024 Admission.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Honours degree a student must complete 320 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 10 cp from Core Curriculum units (Part A);
  2. 210 cp from Specified units (Part B);
  3. 20 cp from Professional Practice units (Part C);
  4. 80 cp from Honours units (Part D).

Other requirements

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

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.

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

  • UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10 CP
  • PHCC102Being Human10 CP
  • PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10 CP

Complete exactly 210 credit points from the following:

  • ALHT106Psychology for Allied Health10 CP
  • BIOL121Human Biological Science 110 CP
  • OTHY100Foundations of Occupational Therapy10 CP
  • OTHY101Health and Occupation10 CP
  • OTHY102Musculoskeletal Structure and Function for Occupational Therapy10 CP
  • OTHY107Infants and Children10 CP
  • OTHY108Evidence-Based Practice and Health Conditions10 CP
  • ALHT210Neuroscience for Allied Health10 CP
  • ALHT211Research and Evidence - Informed Practice in Allied Health10 CP
  • OTHY204Occupational Participation and Disability10 CP
  • OTHY205Mental Health Recovery in Occupational Therapy 110 CP
  • OTHY207Vocational Preparation and Rehabilitation10 CP
  • OTHY208Clinical Counselling and Group Work10 CP
  • OTHY210Physical Rehabilitation 110 CP
  • OTHY211Social Determinants of First People's Health and Wellbeing10 CP
  • OTHY300Neurological Rehabilitation 110 CP
  • OTHY301Mental Health Recovery in Occupational Therapy 210 CP
  • OTHY302Children Youth and Families10 CP
  • OTHY304Neurological Rehabilitation 210 CP
  • OTHY400Occupational Therapy: Ageing, Participation and Health10 CP
  • OTHY402Allied Health Management and Leadership10 CP

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

  • OTHY303Professional Practice Education 110 CP
  • OTHY307Professional Practice Education 210 CP

Complete exactly 80 credit points from the following:

  • ALHT411Honours Literature Review for Allied Health10 CP
  • ALHT412Honours Research Methods for Allied Health10 CP
  • ALHT413Honours Research Project Implementation for Allied Health10 CP
  • ALHT414Honours Thesis for Allied Health10 CP
  • OTHY407Professional Practice Education 320 CP
  • OTHY409Professional Practice Education 4 (Honours)10 CP
  • OTHY410Advanced Occupational Therapy Practice (Honours)10 CP

Course map

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Always check your Course Enrolment Guide before you finalise your enrolment.

Course maps are subject to change.

Commencing Semester 1

Year 1 (2022) and Year 2 (2023) of this course map show units completed as part of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy; Year 3 (2024) and Year 4 (2025) of this course map show subsequent units to be completed as part of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

  • Specified UnitsALHT106Psychology for Allied Health10 cp
  • Specified UnitsBIOL121Human Biological Science 110 cp
  • Specified UnitsOTHY100Foundations of Occupational Therapy10 cp
  • Specified UnitsOTHY101Health and Occupation10 cp
  • Specified UnitsOTHY102Musculoskeletal Structure and Function for Occupational Therapy

    (Pre: BIOL121)

    10 cp
  • Core Curriculum Units Core Curriculum Unit 1See the ACU Core Curriculum page for details 10 cp
  • Specified UnitsOTHY107Infants and Children

    (Pre: ALHT106 & OTHY101)

    10 cp
  • Specified UnitsOTHY108Evidence-Based Practice and Health Conditions

    (Pre: BIOL121 & OTHY100)

    10 cp

All units are delivered in campus attendance mode unless otherwise indicated in the map.

Prerequisites (Pre:) are other units that you must have passed before enrolling in the unit


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