Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

University of South Australia

The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) is designed to ensure students graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to become an innovative and competent occupational therapist. With a strong focus on practical skills, students complete more than 1,000 hours of field placements in settings such as community agencies, kindergartens and aged care facilities, providing valuable hands-on experience that enables a seamless transition from study to the workforce.

Course Fee:

International: $144,000

Entry Requirements:

Qualify for South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) with competitive ATAR; OR complete secondary education equivalent to SACE; complete International Baccalaureate Diploma; complete or partially complete higher education program; complete four Open Universities Australia courses at undergraduate level or above; complete an Advanced Diploma or above; qualify for special entry; complete a Foundation Studies program AND meet any pre-requisite and academic requirements. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission.


144 units; including 13.5 Units of Honours courses.

Subjects you can Study:

Occupational Therapy - Human Anatomy; Human Physiology; Human Neurosciences; Growth and Lifespan Development; Psychology; Occupational Science; Sociology.

Study Pathways:

Students can use this qualification as a pathway to further learning, including Masters by Research and doctoral studies.

Further information:

Students undertaking activities with the public or patients must demonstrate they meet mandatory pre-placement conditional requirements, including criminal history clearance, child related employment clearance and immunisation requirements. Students enrolled in a program leading to professional registration must be registered with the relevant National Board. The registration process is undertaken by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with the University providing notification to AHPRA following enrolment in the program.


This program is accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council (Australia & New Zealand) Ltd. It is approved by the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia for the purpose of professional registration as an occupational therapist in Australia and is also approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00121B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City East No info No Full time 4 years
City East No info No Part time
The University of South Australia (UniSA) is the largest university in South Australia with over 36,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students on four urban and two regional campuses. As a prominent provider of international education in the state, the university has close working links with industry, the professions, business and government and offers more professional education programs than any university in South Australia. More than 140 undergraduate and 200 coursework and research postgraduate programs in fields including law, education, nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, podiatry, medical radiation, human movement, commerce, business, management, computer and information science, engineering, construction management, urban and regional planning, visual arts, psychology, civil aviation, journalism, and more are offered. An integral part of a UniSA student's study program includes work in clinical and field placements, assisting with industry-based projects, and working alongside people from industry and the professions.

The Graduate Careers' Council of Australia's annual survey has consistently shown UniSA graduates recording the highest success rate in the State for employment after graduation.

Provider CRICOS: 00121B