Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

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.

Professional accreditation

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.

Program structure

Our program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on subjects selected. View available subjects in our handbook.

For further information on University fees, please visit Fees and University Costs.

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $33,608* 

Delivery: On campus



Start your unlimited journey today.

"I love that the Occupational Therapy program at WSU offers hands-on practical experience in a clinical setting from the first year."

— Tayla Kay . Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.

Real-world experience

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.

Apply now and start your unlimited journey.

*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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