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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Delve deeper into the art and science that helps people live full and meaningful lives.

Through a holistic approach, you’ll learn how to assess, plan and provide therapy for individuals, groups and communities whose lives have been impacted by illness, disability or personal circumstance.

You’ll gain the skills and knowledge needed to promote health and wellbeing by empowering people to participate in everyday activities in self-care, leisure, school, work and community access.

Graduate ready to take on an in-demand career in Australia’s fastest growing industry.

Graduate job-ready

Benefit from over 1,000 hours of practical placements in hospitals, health clinics, community organisations, schools or aged care facilities.

Strong industry connections

Gain unrivalled access and hands-on experience in leading hospitals, healthcare centres, and private practices across the ACT and beyond.

State-of-the-art facilities

Gain essential clinical skills through fully supervised placements in the UC Health Clinic, where you’ll provide low-cost health services to the Canberra community.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy has been granted accreditation with conditions by the Occupational Therapy Council (Australia and New Zealand).

The Master of Occupational Therapy is also professionally accredited by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, qualifying you to practise internationally.

Career opportunities

Occupational therapists work in a variety of settings.

  • Hospitals and health services
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Homes, schools or workplaces
  • Community services
  • Aged care facilities
  • Private practice


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Assoc Prof Stephen Isbel Associate Professor, Discipline Lead
Mr Thomas BevittLecturer, Practice Education Coordinator
Ms Breanna CaveLecturer
Dr Daniela Castro de JongLecturer
Dr Craig GreberAssistant Professor
Ms Cate HillyLecturer, Clinical Educator
Ms Tulene McCabeLecturer
Dr Claire PearceAssistant Professor
Dr Robert PereiraAdjunct Associate Professor
Mrs Katherine RaeLecturer
Dr Alison WicksAdjunct Associate Professor
Heidi Hanes Clinical Educator