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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 occupational therapy for individuals, groups and communities whose lives have been impacted by illness, disability or personal circumstance.

You will 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 will provide low-cost health services to the Canberra community.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and Master of Occupational Therapy has been granted accreditation by the Occupational Therapy Council (Australia and New Zealand) and has been endorsed as meeting the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) Minimum Standards for Entry Level Education.

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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Prof Stephen IsbelProfessor
Mr Thomas BevittLecturer, Practice Education Coordinator
Ms Breanna CaveLecturer
Marnie GriggsClinical Educator
Ms Cate HillyLecturer
Ms Tulene McCabeLecturer
Dr Claire PearceDiscipline Lead
Stefanie PearceLecturer
Dr Robert PereiraAdjunct Associate Professor
Ms Katherine RaeLecturer
Dr Alison WicksAdjunct Associate Professor
Heidi Hanes Clinical Educator