Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Monash University

Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting people's health and wellbeing through occupation aimed at enabling people to participate in their activities of everyday life. As the World Federation of Occupational Therapists explains, this is achieved by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement. This internationally-recognised course uses a combination of traditional and scenario-based learning methods and teaching techniques. Students will develop expertise in working cooperatively to seek out information and apply their learning to situations relevant to occupational therapy practice. The studies will draw from the disciplines of occupational science (the study of humans as occupational beings), as well as the biomedical, behavioural and social sciences.

Course Fee:

International: $159,600

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Units 3 & 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English;


Students study foundation units in the major study areas, which they then develop and apply to the intervention process used by occupational therapists with individuals, groups and communities. Students undertake annual fieldwork placements, and an inter-professional education block each semester.

Subjects you can Study:

Occupational therapy

Study Pathways:

Two single units at an Australian higher education institution satisfy minimum entry requirements if the student has not undertaken a formal program of study at or above VCE Yr 12 (or equivalent). Applicants should have at least a 60% average in their studies. Students with a complete or partially complete Bachelor qualification will be considered for entry.

Further information:

Students undertaking a Faculty Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences course with clinical or fieldwork placements must demonstrate compliance with police, working with children checks and immunisation requirements.


The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) is accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council (Australia & New Zealand) Ltd and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. This enables graduates to work worldwide subject to registration requirements of that country. International students should note that an IELTS of 7 is required to register to practice in Australia.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00008C

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Peninsula 72.6 No Full time 4 years

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