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Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) - CB84

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.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:75 ATAR:75

UNITS/CREDITS

25/192

DURATION

4 years full-time

AVAILABILITY

Bundaberg, Rockhampton

PREREQUISITES

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

RECOMMENDED STUDY

No recommended study required

CRICOS

075754D

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.

Core Units 25 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

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.

YOUR CAREER OPTIONS
Fully accredited by the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) equips you with the knowledge to excel in professional practice, human body systems, psychology and contemporary healthcare. You will also build on your practical skills in assessment, service development, evaluation and critical thinking.

On successful completion, you will be eligible to apply for national registration to practise as an Occupational Therapist and work in a variety of practice settings, including aged care, disability, occupational health and rehabilitation, paediatrics and mental health.

REAL-WORLD OPPORTUNITIES
The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) involves extensive professional practice experiences where you will gain practical and relevant experience.

During your second year, you will undertake up to 10 days of fieldwork visits. Following this, you will complete two 12-week placements, one in your third year, and another in your fourth year of studies. In your final term, you will complete a 150-hour community placement. Overall you will complete a minimum of 1000 hours of fieldwork education.

While every endeavour is made for your professional practice experiences to be close to home, you may be required to travel to another location to complete your professional practice and this will be at your own expense.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2021Bundaberg, Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2022Bundaberg, Rockhampton
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Unit NameCodeDescription
Professional Occupational Therapy Practice 2OCCT14006Students are required to complete a minimum of 1000 hours of professional practice. Some of this is integrated within earlier Units of the Course, and there are two additional full-time professional education (WIL) blocks.This Unit is the last of these two full-time WIL blocks.
Professional Occupational Therapy Practice 1OCCT13008Students are required to complete a minimum of 1000 hours of professional practice. Some of this is integrated within earlier Units of the Course, and there are two additional full-time professional education (WIL) blocks.This Unit is the first of these two full-time WIL blocks.
Students who select to study some units via distance education may be required to attend compulsory residential schools.

RANK THRESHOLD
SR 75 | ATAR 75.0

The rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank required for your application to be considered for entry to this course.


RANK CUT-OFF
Minimum Unadjusted
OP 15 | SR 78 | ATAR 75.0

Minimum Adjusted
OP 12 | SR 76 | ATAR 77.0

The rank cut-off score is the competitive rank that was required to gain entry to this course in Term 1 2020. It may be different from the rank threshold as it is based on entry score cut-offs from Term 1, 2020. It will vary from year to year and is a historical guide of past performance. The unadjusted score details the ranks before any adjustment schemes or factors were applied and the adjusted score details the ranks if these were applied.



Student Profile
If you would like to know more about entry scores and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2020.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2019 view our Institute Profile.

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 or:

  • 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.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

N/A

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.
This course has full accreditation with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.
Fee Category Commonwealth Supported Place
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place? A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.
Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place? You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.
If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.
Fee Type Student Contribution
What is a Student contribution? As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.
What is my Student Contribution? Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.
The majority of units within this course fall within Band 2. Some units may fall within Band 1 and/or 3.
Student Contribution amounts for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.
You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.
HECS-HELP and payment options HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.
If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.
Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying. Incidental fees are applicable for clinical placement forfeiture and clinical placement supplementation if this occurs.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

QueenslandROK: 851431; BDG: 811431

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If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

What’s the best way to apply?
  • Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
  • Option 2: Ideal if you have previously studied with CQUni.

OPTION 1: IN MOST SITUATIONS, YOU WILL NEED TO APPLY VIA THE QUEENSLAND TERTIARY ADMISSION CENTRE
To apply for this course you will need to submit your application for this course via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

Apply via QTAC

Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via QTAC.


OPTION 2: IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY STUDIED WITH CQUNI, APPLY DIRECT
As a past CQUni student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity for this course. Your prior study with CQUni must be a completed or partially completed CQUni course or unit such as:
  • CQUni’s Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS), Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), or Start Uni Now (SUN) units.
  • A CQUni certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree, or a unit within these courses.
Apply direct

You never know what’s going to happen in a placement. But when you go in, you realise that you’ve picked up all these little skills that are really going to help. I think that’s why they do so many practical elements with us.

Shanae Zanda

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

MY STORY

STUDY OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AT CQUNIVERSITY

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