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MG-OCCT

Occupational Therapy

Masters by coursework (graduate entry)

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

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  • Qualification
    Master of Occupational Therapy
  • Duration
    2 years, 6 months full-time
  • Credit
    525
  • CRICOS
    077383K
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
  • Fieldwork
    See requirements
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Deadlines for applying direct to Curtin

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Intensive Study Period 1, 2023

15 August 2022

Applications now closed!

Intensive Study Period 1, 2024

30 October 2023

14 December 2023

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Why study Occupational Therapy at Curtin?

Professional recognition

Accredited by Occupational Therapy Australia.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Outline

Outline

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.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview 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

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.

I chose Curtin as it is renowned for providing practical degrees and its health sciences faculty is internationally recognised. Through this course I gained work as a mentor for two Curtin students with autism. Studying occupational therapy helps me to put the theories I have learned in class into application.

Fiona Brooke

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

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) at tertiary level is required. If you do not have this background you will 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, HUMB100 - Human Structure and Function. This unit 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.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

7.0

Speaking

7.0

Reading

7.0

Listening

7.0

Overall band score

7.0

Application Requirements

Please refer to our application requirements before applying for a Master of Occupational Therapy (MG-OCCT) at Curtin.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

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:

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Domestic $34,206*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 225 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2023

Intensive Study Period 1
  • On campus

2024

Intensive Study Period 1
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

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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