Deakin University

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Deakin University

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

Occupational therapy empowers people to reach goals, and lead active, healthy and productive lives. Deakin's accredited Bachelor of Occupational Therapy gives you a cutting-edge and practical education. It will prepare you to identify people's strengths and limitations, environmental and social supports and barriers, and the role these play in people's ability to participate in occupations that are meaningful to them. You will gain the expertise to develop personalised, evidence-based intervention plans for people whose health and wellbeing is affected by a range of issues, including injury, illness, disability or environmental barriers. Starting in your first year, you will complete eight different placements totalling over 1000 hours in a range of occupational therapy areas. This invaluable real-world work experience, combined with practical learning in our state-of-the-art occupational therapy learning spaces, will ensure you graduate confident and career-ready.

Structure

The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Pass stream comprises 32 credit points, including 29 credit points of core units, 1 selective unit and 2 credit points of elective units. Some students also have the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) in their 4th year of the course. Entry into the Occupational Therapy Honours program is by invitation. To receive an invitation, a student must:- achieve at least a distinction average upon completion of level 3 studies- successfully complete HSO302 Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy Practice

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
  • ATAR: 76
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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