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Master of Occupational Therapy - 132JA

Course Code: 132JA
Course Version: 1
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Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Occupational Therapy
CRICOS Code: 069273E
English Language Requirements: There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an academic IELTS or equivalent of 7.0 with no band score below 7.0. Students who have undertaken all of their education in an English speaking country (as defined on UC website) are deemed to have met our English language proficiency requirements.

Take up a Master of Occupational Therapy

A Master of Occupational Therapy meets the competency standards for new graduate occupational therapists (ACSOT 2010). It is especially designed for students who are committed to improving the lives of people by enabling participation in everyday life. 

Our master degree is recognised by Occupational Therapy Australia and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists as a professionally accredited occupational therapy course. 

Enrol in a Master of Occupational Therapy at UC to:

  • learn how to work with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they need to, want to or are expected to do
  • work with all people, including those:
    • who have an impairment of body structures or function owing to a health condition
    • who are restricted in their participation
    • who are socially excluded
  • acquire the skill to modify an occupation or environment to better support a person’s ability to succeed in that occupation
  • develop the qualities of critical thinking, curiosity and reflective practice
  • use foresight, initiative and leadership
  • communicate effectively with clients and acquire the skills needed to work well in inter-professional teams
  • acquire the key elements of professional practice, including respect for others and professional ethics. 

Career Opportunities

Graduates will work in a wide variety of public, private and voluntary sector settings: 

  • Homes, schools and workplaces.
  • Health and rehabilitation centres.
  • Supported accommodation.
  • Housing for seniors.
  • Hospitals.
  • Forensic centres. 

Other opportunities

Exit awards are also possible: 

  • Graduate Certificate in Health Studies  
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Studies. 

Important to know

  • Prior to commencing your clinical placement you will need to undertake a police check and show proof of your immunisations record.
  • If you’re an overseas student whose education has been in an English speaking country and you have a recognised undergraduate degree you can apply to enrol in this course. If not, you will need an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) pass of 7.0 or equivalent with no band score below 7. 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a relevant degree or equivalent as approved by the University. It is recommended, but not essential that the degree include some basic anatomy, physiology and psychology.

Additional Admission Requirements

A police check and immunisations record are required prior to commencing clinical placement. Results of the police check must be satisfactory for students to be accepted for clinical placements in a variety of health care settings. Health status must be suitable for full time study and completion of clinical placements.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of Occupational Therapy M OccupationalTherapy

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Certificate in Health Studies Graduate Diploma in Health Studies

Additional Placement Requirements

This course requires students to meet compulsory placement requirements prior to undertaking professional placement (Work-Integrated Learning) in a clinical or professional setting. For information on what these requirements are and how to meet these requirements, please visit www.canberra.edu.au/placement

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.


Professional Accreditation

The Master of Occupational Therapy at the University of Canberra fulfils the requirements for entry level education of occupational therapists and has been awarded the status of a professionally accredited occupational therapy course by Occupational Therapy Australia and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
On completion of the Master of Occupational Therapy graduates will have well developed interpersonal and communication skills suited to the work of allied health professionals. They will communicate effectively with patients and acquire the skills needed to work well in inter-professional teams.

Graduates will acquire the key elements of professional practice, including respect for others and professional ethics.
- Communication
- Working independently and with others
- Professionalism and social responsibility
Graduates will have the ICT skills required to enable them to work effectively in their chosen profession, and remain up to date with professional development. They will also be equipped to understand and use relevant health research findings. - Analysis and inquiry
- Problem solving
- Working independently and with others
Graduates will acquire problem solving skills, including work based learning, to enable them to work effectively as occupational therapists. - Analysis and inquiry
- Problem solving
- Working independently and with others
Graduates will acquire an understanding of professional practice and learn to use their skills in a clinical environment. - Professionalism and social responsibility
- Individuals entering the Masters of Occupational Therapy bring with them a diversity of attributes and experiences. As students of the University they will develop the qualities of critical thinking, curiosity and reflective practice. They will use foresight, initiative and leadership, and be open to alternative perspectives. As graduates, they will continue to learn and thrive in environments of complexity, ambiguity and change.

Course Duration

Standard four semesters full-time. Maximum twelve semesters.

Honours

None.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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