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Readiness for Occupational Therapy Practice (10313.1)

Level: Advanced Unit Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Occupational Therapy

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    Syllabus

    This is an intensive unit designed to prepare students for occupational therapy practice in the short and long term. Students will present their portfolio as a capstone exercise to demonstrate they can meet the Australian Minimum Competency Standards for New Graduate Occupational Therapists (Occupational Therapy Australia 2010). Employers of occupational therapists will present and students will have the opportunity to develop their curriculum vitaes and practise job interviewing techniques specific to occupational therapy.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Apply the evidence collected throughout the course to the Australian Minimum Competency Standards for New Graduate Occupational Therapists (Occupational Therapy Australia 2010);

    2. Demonstrate skills (written and verbal) that will enhance employability; and

    3. Know some of the employers of occupational therapists in the region.

    Contact Hours

    This is an intensive unit that will be delivered over 2 weeks, for a total of 40 contact hours.

    Prerequisites

    Must have passed Occupational Therapy Professional Practice 3, 10312.

    Corequisites

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


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