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COURSE

Master of Occupational Therapy

MG-OCCT

TAUGHT BY: School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

2years, 6months

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

525

About offering

This graduate entry master course offers you a fast-track option to becoming an occupational therapist.

In this course you will develop knowledge of four broad areas:

  • Medical, psychiatric, orthopaedic and neurological conditions that affect the health and wellbeing of individuals.
  • The theory and practice of occupational therapy including the study of occupation and analysis of the physical, psychological and social requirements of a variety of skills and activities.
  • Human development covering normal growth and development within the life cycle along with problems such as learning disabilities and the effects of ageing.
  • Occupational health and management, including prevention, education and rehabilitation programs for a variety of workplaces.

Please note: Essential learning strategies demand that all students have the ability to disrobe appropriately, have the ability to participate fully and are willing to act as patients/clients for their peer group and as mock patients for other students.

This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.

 

What you'll learn

  • apply occupational therapy knowledge, principles and practice to achieve client-centred and evidence-based outcomes
  • create effective occupational therapy solutions through critical analysis, reflective practice and professional reasoning
  • critically appraise information and apply it to contemporary occupational therapy
  • communicate effectively and appropriately to ensure active client participation, relevant documentation and reporting, and responsible sharing of professional information
  • evaluate and apply appropriate technologies to contemporary occupational therapy practice
  • develop and apply life-long learning skills to achieve professional competency
  • inform occupational therapy standards and practices through integration of local and global perspectives
  • practice occupational therapy in a culturally appropriate and respectful manner incorporating perspectives of multiple stakeholders
  • work in a professional and collaborative manner to meet ethical and legal responsibilities

Why study Master of Occupational Therapy

  • Learn in high-quality laboratories and facilities.
  • Our courses enable you to take full advantage of the current world-wide shortage of occupational therapists.
  • Our graduate-entry Master of Occupational Therapy is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapy, allowing you to practice in Europe and the United States.

Professional recognition

Graduates using the title of registered health practitioner or the title of occupational therapist must be registered with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (the National Board). Registration for practice enables graduates, once registered, to practise occupational therapy in all Australian states and territories. Graduates can also choose to be a member of the Australian Association of Occupational Therapists and/or Occupational Therapy Australia (WA). The course is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Graduates may also apply for registration in most countries although some countries may require sitting a licensing examination.

Admission criteria

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

A bachelor degree or equivalent, preferably in a health-related discipline with a credit (65 per cent) average, however, selection is competitive and this cut-off may be higher. Evidence of studies in the human biosciences (e.g. human biology) and psychology or behavioural science is required. If you do not have this background you may be required to undertake additional bridging units.

To find out more about these bridging units, please refer to the Health Sciences Graduate Entry Foundation Course which allows you to complete the units you require before applying for this course. You only need to complete the prerequisite unit(s) that you do not have, for example, Human Structure and Function 100 and/or Introduction to Psychology 100. These units can be undertaken in the first or second semester to facilitate entry to the next year's intake.

You will also be required to provide supplementary information with your application.

A bachelor degree or equivalent, preferably in a health-related discipline with at least a credit (65%) average.

Evidence of studies in the human biosciences (e.g. human biology) and psychology or behavioural science is required.

You will also be required to provide supplementary information with your application.

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Reading 7.0
Listening 7.0
Overall band score 7.0

Course prerequisites

A bachelor degree or equivalent, preferably in a health-related discipline with at least a credit (65%) average.

Evidence of studies in the human biosciences (e.g. human biology) and psychology or behavioural science is required.

You will also be required to provide supplementary information with your application.

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C

Pearson Test of English Academic: 72

Other requirements for this course

You will need to hold a current Essential First Aid Certificate within four weeks of the start of this course.

You must pass all units in the first year before proceeding to the second year.

Some lectures in this course may be attended by both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Fieldwork requirements during the course

Please refer to the following statements on the fieldwork component of this course:

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact tne_pathways@curtin.edu.au.

Extensive work experience, clinical specialisation or significant publication and research experience may qualify for Credit for Recognised Learning.

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Student type Cost

Domestic

What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?

A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.

Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.

$31,700*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

International student indicative fees for 2018

International onshore – fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $18,800*
Indicative year 1 fee $42,300*
Total indicative course fee $99,100*
Indicative essential incidental course fee $880 *

The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International’s offshore site.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice:

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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Where to get further information

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  • Curtin course code: MG-OCCT
  • CRICOS code: 077383K
  • This offering was last updated on: August 20, 2018