Deakin University

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Deakin University

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

Deakin’s accredited Bachelor of Occupational Therapy gives you a cutting-edge and practical education.Starting in your first year, you will complete eight different placements totalling over 1000 hours in a range of occupational therapy areas. This invaluable practical experience, combined with learning in our state-of-the-art Occupational Therapy Learning Hub, will ensure you graduate career-ready and with confidence.The knowledge and skills you’ll develop throughout your study will allow you to help vulnerable people achieve independence at home, at work and in the community, enhancing their quality of life as a result. You will also be qualified to work with children with physical or intellectual disabilities, people who have had accidents or are suffering from medical problems, and people in aged care.You will also have the option to complete an overseas study tour to countries including Denmark, India, Sri Lanka and Sweden.

Structure

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

Subjects

  • For information on major subjects please contact Health enquiries at health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

Standard entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 in English other than EAL or equivalent.Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. Refer to the Deakin University website for more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience.

Recognition

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

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Waterfront International: $161,888 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

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