Occupational therapy is about the health and rehabilitation of people of all ages. Those who need specialised help – due to physical, development, social or emotional challenges – to lead independent, productive and satisfying lives.
Get hands-on experience and 1,000 hours in a professional practice.
Advance human health
Accidents happen. People get sick. Sometimes circumstances just get in the way of living a full life. As an Occupational Therapist, you can help give people their lives back.
Western's Bachelor of Occupational Therapy is among the top programs in Australia. To meet the fieldwork guidelines of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, you’ll be given hands-on experience and 1,000 hours in a professional practice. And if you decide not to go on to be an OT, you have the option of graduating with a Bachelor of Health Science after three years.
Unlock your potential to help others. At Western.
The program is accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council of Australia (Ltd) and approved by the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia. Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration as an occupational therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (OTBA). The program is also approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
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As a graduate of this degree you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Public and private hospitals
- Insurance companies
- Private practice and private rehabilitation providers
- Rehabilitation centres
- Mental health workers and rehabilitation consultants
Occupational Therapists assess functional limitations of people resulting from illnesses and disabilities, and provide therapy to enable people to perform their daily activities and occupations.
School Occupational Therapist
Children with disabilities require assistance to engage fully in school. Occupational therapists working in consultation with schools assist teachers and parents to maximise a child or adolescent's engagement in the school environment.
Occupational Therapy Educator
Occupational Therapy Educator careers usually involve gaining an academic post in a university, but practising Occupational Therapists also commonly teach as part of their work.
Occupational Therapy is a highly regarded profession and demand for Occupational Therapists is strong. As consultants to industry and / or government bodies, have considerable autonomy within the medical and healthcare professions.
University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed program of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.
This degree gives you at least 1,000 hours’ professional practice in a range of settings.
Early exit point
If you decide to leave at the end of your third year, you won’t be qualified to work as an OT but you will be eligible for a Bachelor of Health Science.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum, unless the total duration of the program is less than 80CP. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.
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