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.
4 years full-time
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, and 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 course is designed to ensure you are equipped with 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|
You are required to complete 25 core units. Units in professional practice contribute to the attainment of 1000 hours of professional practice.
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.
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.
|Term 1 - 2021||Bundaberg Rockhampton|
|Term 1 - 2022||Bundaberg Rockhampton|
|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 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 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 Course, and there are two additional full-time professional education (WIL) blocks.This Unit is the first of these two full-time WIL blocks.|
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 RequirementsNo information available at this time.
Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.
Occupational therapists are employed in a range of settings such as public and private hospitals, rehabilitation centres, schools, nursing homes, research institutions, special, centres for persons with a social, intellectual or physical disability and private practice. They are also employed as mental health workers and rehabilitation consultants.
|Queensland||ROK: 851431; BDG: 811431|
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