Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

This program aims to prepare students for professional accreditation, both nationally and internationally, as occupational therapists able to practise in metropolitan, regional and rural locations. Occupational therapists work in a wide range of areas in health, acute hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, aged care, children with disabilities, schools, community health, vocational rehabilitation for industry and employment, mental health, hand therapy, driving rehabilitation and private practice.


32 credit points: 29 credit points of core units, 1 selective unit and 2 credit points of elective units. Fieldwork is undertaken throughout the course. Students will be required to complete at least one fieldwork component in a regional area of Victoria or adjacent areas.


  • For information on major subjects please contact Health enquiries at

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Plus meet relevant requirements for field placement. Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.


The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy is accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council (Australia and New Zealand Ltd) and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, which means you will be able to practise professionally in Australia and overseas.

Study pathways

This course provides a pathway to higher degree by research courses and other postgraduate coursework programs.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Waterfront International: $156,496
  • ATAR: 70
  • Part-time : 8 years
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at

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