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Master of Occupational Therapy - 132JA

Course Code: 132JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Occupational Therapy
UAC Code: 880820
CRICOS Code: 069273E
Selection Rank: N/A
English Language Requirements:

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an Overall Academic IELTS score of 7.0 with no band score less than 7.0. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Enhance the lives of our future workforce

Specially designed for students who are committed to transforming the lives of everyday people by enabling their workplace participation, this qualification is recognised by Occupational Therapy Australia and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Sounds pretty impressive, doesn’t it?

Top up your credentials with research-based competencies and gain valuable on-the-job experience by performing authentic therapy evaluations in real life scenarios and you’ll be feeling those workplace warm and fuzzies before you know it!

Study a Master of Occupational Therapy at UC and you will:

  • 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 perform in
  • work with a variety of people, including those who have an impairment of body structure or function, are restricted in their participation or are socially excluded
  • develop the qualities of critical thinking, curiosity and reflective practice
  • use your foresight, initiative and leadership skills to communicate effectively with clients and work in inter-professional teams
  • acquire the key elements of professional practice, including respect for others and professional ethics.

Work-integrated learning

In this course, you will undertake a series of occupational therapy professional practice sessions as part of the Faculty of Health’s commitment to supporting work-integrated learning, which will enhance your employability and ensure you’re armed with the right mix of skills and knowledge to take a super-confident leap into your future career.

Career opportunities

Opportunities exist for Master of Occupational Therapy graduates in a range of public, private and voluntary sectors, including in:

  • homes, schools and workplaces
  • health and rehabilitation centres
  • supported accommodation
  • senior housing
  • hospitals

Course specific information

To apply for admission to the Mastter of Occupational Therapy you will need to have completed a bachelor degree in any discipline with a credit or higher average. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a pre-admission interview and admission will be based on both degree studies and interview.

Admission Requirements

This course has an early closing date to submit applications by the 31st May of every year for domestic applicants and 31st March every year for international applicants. Domestic applicants must apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Students should apply at:

A completed bachelor degree in any discipline with a credit or higher average.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a pre-admission interview.

Admission will be based on both degree studies and interview.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

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


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

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Certificate in Health Studies Graduate Diploma in Health Studies

Unit Delivery Modes

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

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Graduates will have well developed interpersonal and communication skills suited to the work of allied health professionals. They will communicate effectively with clients 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.
UC graduates are professional
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. UC graduates are life long learners
Graduates will have problem solving skills, the ability to critically reflect on relevant local, national and global issues and be open to alternative perspectives, which will enable them to work effectively as occupational therapists in environments of complexity, ambiguity and change UC graduates are global citizens

Course Duration

Standard four semesters and one winter term full-time. Under particular circumstances, if approved, the course must be completed within twelve consecutive semesters.




  • 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
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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