Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

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Advance human health

Western's Bachelor of Occupational Therapy is an accredited program that prepares graduates for this highly regarded field. The first two years of the program combine studies in occupational therapy with a broad understanding of biomedicine, and various health science fields, to develop the professional competencies important for ethical and safe practice. The final two years focus predominately on occupational therapy practice skills, practical experience and specialised areas. This course offers the flexibility of an honours stream for high performing students, as well as an early exit option, allowing students to graduate with a Bachelor of Health Science after three years. To meet the fieldwork guidelines of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, you’ll benefit from hands-on experience and 1,000 hours in a professional practice.

Professional accreditation

This program is accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council as an approved program of study in Australia. Graduates are eligible for professional registration by the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Course structure

Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.

Student contribution calculator [XLS, 133 KB]

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $29,040* 

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.

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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.