This course will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and advanced practical skills you require in changing health and community contexts. Your studies will focus on emerging theoretical knowledge of occupation, clinical reasoning as a basis for reflective practice, management and evaluation skills, and applied research.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
What jobs can the Graduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy lead to?
Occupational therapy clients may be individuals, groups or communities. Occupational therapists strive to assist clients to maximise or enable their participation in occupation - be it work, leisure or self care. As such, occupational therapy is practised in a wide range of settings, including hospitals, health centres, homes, workplaces, schools and housing for seniors. Clients are actively involved in the therapeutic process and the outcomes of occupational therapy are diverse, client-driven and measured in terms of participation or satisfaction derived from participation. Opportunities for work exist throughout Australia and other member countries of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
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 stake-holders
- work in a professional and collaborative manner to meet ethical and legal responsibilities