Designed for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree and meet entry requirements, this intensive master’s degree will qualify you to practise as a registered Occupational Therapist in just two extra years of study.
Occupational Therapists empower people to live full and rewarding lives, every day. They help people of all ages achieve their goals, optimise their lifestyles and actively participate in society irrespective of limitations.
At UniSA, you’ll learn from registered Occupational Therapists and accomplished researchers at the top of their field. With a strong focus on practical skills, you’ll complete 1,000 hours of field placements across health, rehabilitation and community agencies, children’s centres, kindergartens, schools, aged care facilities and programs. This prepares you for professional practice and a seamless transition from study to work.
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In the Master of Occupational Therapy (Graduate Entry), you’ll study the major theoretical approaches and practical skills Occupational Therapists use to work across all types of clients.
In the first year, you’ll focus on foundational occupational therapy knowledge and skills in the areas of:
In the second year, you’ll apply your knowledge to areas of practice such as mental health, chronic conditions and community, rehabilitation and return to work. As part of this, you’ll work on a collaborative project with a community agency.
You’ll get hands-on experience in real scenarios when you complete 1,000 hours of field placements. Emphasis is placed on preparing you to become a contemporary health professional, so with industry placements built-in while you study, you’ll get to work on professional relationships and networks while you study.
All applicants are required to demonstrate their eligibility by completing the Additional Information Form and providing supporting evidence.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of satisfactory completion of the following prerequisite courses:
Note: Applicants who are overseas trained occupational therapists and are eligible to apply for assessment by the Occupational Therapy Council of Australia to meet the qualification requirements for registration by the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia are not eligible to apply for this program.
AUD$ 42,400 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)
A successful Occupational Therapist is professional, an excellent communicator, observant, logical, a critical thinker, and evidence based. You’ll be the type of person who enjoys working with people; and be mentally, emotionally and physically capable. This field of work is immensely rewarding and can offer exciting challenges, assisting people in the everyday occupations of life.
You can gain employment in a range of settings, including:
This degree prepares you for working overseas, as the qualification is recognised in most countries.
Some key areas of activity where Occupational Therapists provide support include: