Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Duration4 years full-time
Location
Bundaberg and Rockhampton
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOn Campus
Course codeCB84
CRICOS075754D
First-year fee
A$37,740 ifyf
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Overview

Study the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) and kick-start your career as an Occupational Therapist – a rewarding career that allows you to work with people experiencing barriers in their everyday lives as the result of impairment, disability or disadvantage.

The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) at CQUniversity equips you with practical skills, enabling you to use specific activities to help patients participate in life roles.

The course is designed to ensure you are equipped with an underpinning knowledge in professional practice, human body systems, psychology and contemporary healthcare.

Your education and training will include occupational therapy courses covering a wide range of practice contexts, and you will develop highly-desired skills in areas such as assessment, service development, evaluation and critical thinking, enabling you to graduate work-ready.

The course has a strong focus on practical learning experiences, and you will benefit from industry placements across a range of practice areas, including the purpose-built Allied Health Clinic at CQUniversity Rockhampton.

Study experience

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) is your gateway to a career in roles such as:

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Rehabilitation Consultant
  • Policy Maker in local and federal government.

As an Occupational Therapist, you may find employment in a range of settings such as:

  • community health
  • industry
  • public and private hospitals
  • rehabilitation centres
  • schools
  • nursing homes
  • research institutions
  • centres for persons with a social, intellectual or physical disability
  • private practice.

Structure & Availability

COURSE STRUCTURE

You are required to complete 25 core units. Units in professional practice contribute to the attainment of 1000 hours of professional practice.

UNIT INFORMATION

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

 

On-Campus Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Bundaberg, Rockhampton
Term 1, 2025Bundaberg, Rockhampton

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

Students who select to study some units via distance education may be required to attend compulsory residential schools.

Professional Practice - Occupational Therapy Accreditation Council of Australia (OTACA)

Core
This course has full accreditation with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.
Professional Occupational Therapy Practice 2 - OCCT14006

Students are required to complete a minimum of 1000 hours of professional practice. Some of this is integrated within earlier units of the CB84 course, and this unit is the second of two full-time WIL blocks. The new 18-credit point unit replacing this unit will contain the same amount of WIL hours.

Professional Occupational Therapy Practice 1 - OCCT13008

Students are required to complete a minimum of 1000 hours of professional practice. Some of this is integrated within earlier units of the CB84 course, and this unit is the first of two full-time WIL blocks. The new 18-credit point unit replacing this unit will contain the same amount of WIL hours.

Requirements

English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent; one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA of 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland or United states of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 7.0 with a minimum 7.0 in each subset; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for this course to be eligible for WIL placements.

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) placements apply to this course and as such are subject to compulsory pre-placement conditions referred to as mandatory checks and are outlined in the health, security and other compulsory requirements sections. Mandatory checks are determined by industry, organisations, legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures. To be eligible for a WIL placement, students must first achieve compliance with mandatory checks by each closing date prior to a WIL placement and maintain current evidence for the duration of the course. 

Mandatory health requirements include immunisation and vaccination evidence (and serology where required) to the following diseases: COVID-19, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps and Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis, Influenza, and Tuberculosis screening. Additional vaccinations and screening are subject to the site or state health authority. Respirator mask fit testing is also an annual requirement for this course. 

Mandatory security requirements include an Australian Federal Police clearance, working with children check, and NDIS worker screening clearance. 

Other mandatory requirements include a First Aid and CPR certificate, student agreement to privacy and confidentiality, fitness to participate in WIL student declaration, jurisdictional and site-specific compulsory requirements, and other training modules. 

You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
International Indicative First Term FeeA$18,600
International Indicative First Year FeeA$37,740

Please note the following important information:

  • Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
  • Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
  • Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
  • The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
  • Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
  • It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
  • The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).
  • Students not on an Australian student visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
  • Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
  • International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

How to apply

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.