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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

27/192

DURATION

4 years full-time

AVAILABILITY

Bundaberg, Rockhampton

RECOMMENDED STUDY

N/A

CRICOS

075754D

Occupational therapy is a dynamic person-centred health profession. Practitioners support people of all ages, and their families, to engage in the occupations and activities of daily life, to optimise physical and mental health and wellbeing. Occupational therapists must be registered to practice in Australia, and may work in a range of government, educational, and industry settings, as well as in private enterprise, throughout the world.

The aim of our accredited Occupational Therapy Course is to develop highly competent and autonomous occupational therapy graduates, skilled in inter-professional and person-/family-centred occupational therapy practice. To achieve this, the course is informed by contemporary research and occupational therapy theories and models. It is taught by occupational therapists and other suitably qualified professionals who are skilled and experienced in the diverse areas of occupational therapy practice. Although it addresses local, national, and global community needs, a particular emphasis is on training graduates to work in rural and regional communities. The occupational therapy course aligns seamlessly with CQUniversity's focus on social innovation and status as Australia’s first Ashoka U Changemaker Campus.

Your education and training will include recognising aspects relevant to the person, the environment, and occupations that represent strengths and barriers to occupational engagement; and addressing these to support people to achieve their goals. You will engage in a minimum of 1000 hours of clinical practice, including full-time placements, for which you will need to meet a number of prerequisite requirements. In your final year, you will further develop your skills by planning and implementing a small community-based research or evaluation project 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 27 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 - 2023Bundaberg Rockhampton
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Unit NameCodeDescription
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 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.
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 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.
Students who select to study some units via distance education may be required to attend compulsory residential schools.
Entry scores are not applicable for this course.

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.

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.
2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
International Indicative First Term Fee$17,280.00
International Indicative First Year Fee$35,280.00

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.

This course is available at our regional campuses, and you will automatically be eligible for an International Student Scholarship – Regional

QueenslandROK: 851431; BDG: 811431

If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.

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

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