ACU School of Allied Health (SAH) strongly supports the rights of all people who wish to pursue an occupational therapy course to achieve their potential and career objectives. The School is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, clinical practice and other activities to address the impact of students' disabilities so that they are able to participate in their course.
To support potential and current students' decision making a series of inherent requirement statements has been developed. These statements specify the course requirements of the entry level occupational therapy courses for student admission and progression. The statements are clustered under eight domains consisting of Ethical Behaviour, Behavioural Stability, Legal, Communication, Cognition, Sensory Abilities, Strength and Mobility and Sustainable Performance. Many of the activities associated with the professional practice of a registered occupational therapist are time sensitive, where the capacity to perform certain activities within specified time limits is required to reduce or avoid risks to client safety and wellbeing. The safety and wellbeing of you and others is always of paramount importance.
Students are required to undertake learning activities in mixed gender environments, which reflect the Australian health care context.
Successfully completing the course enables you to apply for registration as a registered occupational therapist with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority (AHPRA).
The inherent requirements outlined below provide a guide for students and staff members when deciding whether you are able to meet these requirements and the type of reasonable adjustments that could be put in place to allow you to complete the course without compromising the academic integrity of the course.