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Occupational Therapy Professional Practice 1a (10304.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Occupational Therapy


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This is a practice education unit comprising 4 weeks of industry-based placement. In this unit students are required to attend the placement site for approximately 7.5 - 8 hours per day for 4 weeks. This unit gives the opportunity to practise, under supervision, authentic occupational therapy assessments, interventions and evaluations. The placement may be in traditional or non-traditional areas of practice. This is the first practice education unit that aims to enable students to demonstrate application of knowledge and translation of theory to practice. This unit forms part of the 1000 hours of practice education mandated by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists and is guided by the Australian Minimum Competency Standards for New Graduate Occupational Therapists (Occupational Therapy Australia 2010).

This unit is co-taught with Occupational Therapy Professional Practice 1 PG, 8350.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Observe, under supervision, an occupation-focused assessment demonstrating the appropriate cognitive, technical and creative skills required to organise and manage an occupation-focussed program;

2. Evaluate, under supervision, an occupation-focussed program demonstrating the appropriate cognitive, technical and creative skills required; and

3. Recognise how the theory and concepts of occupational science and occupational therapy can be applied to a practice area.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Total of 140 practice education hours plus up to 10 hours in pre/post placement workshops.


Must have completed Practice Reasoning in Occupational Therapists, 10303.


Must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, 373JA.

Incompatible Units

Occupational Therapy Professional Practice 1 PG, 8350.

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