Credit points


Minimum duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at

  • 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.

Disclamer :

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. 70 cp from Foundation units (Part A);
  2. 10 cp from University Core Curriculum units (Part B);
  3. 140 cp from Occupational Therapy units (Part C);
  4. 20 cp from Professional Practice Education units (Part D);
  5. 80 cp from Honours units (Part E).

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.

Schedule of unit offerings

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 : University 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 140 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
OTHY200Neuroscience, Neurodevelopment10
OTHY201Contextual Determinants of Health, Illness and Disability10
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
OTHY306Clinical Counselling and Group Work10
OTHY400Occupational Therapy: Ageing, Participation and Health10

Part D : Professional Practice Education Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
OTHY303Professional Practice Education 110
OTHY307Professional Practice Education 210

Part E : Occupational Therapy Honours Units

Complete exactly 80 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
ALHT404Honours Research Project Implementation10
ALHT405Honours Research Design10
ALHT406Honours Dissertation20
OTHY407Professional Practice Education 3 (Honours)20
OTHY409Professional Practice Education 4 (Honours)10
OTHY410Advanced Occupational Therapy Practice (Honours)10

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