Occupational therapy

Why study Occupational therapy?

We offer experienced health professionals and other graduates the opportunity to develop their expertise and research in professional settings. Professional doctorates take three years full-time study or part-time equivalent. In first year, you will do coursework in compulsory and elective units and the second and third years consist of a research thesis and doctoral colloquia. You may take up to 75% of the coursework in units with a strong practical and clinical orientation.

Central Queensland University & La Trobe University Occupational Therapy Driver Assessment & Rehabilitation Course

La Trobe University is unable to offer the DriverAX course at this stage, but we are able to advise that it is available at the:

The most recent Driver Assessment Course conducted in Victoria was run in partnership between Robin Lovell at La Trobe University and Professor Carolyn Unsworth at CQU. Professor Unsworth and Robin Lovell are in the planning stages of developing a course to run later this year. The course will be two weeks full-time, and the most likely dates are late October/early November 2016. Professor Unsworth and Robin Lovell hope to have this information confirmed, including the cost and the location, shortly. If you are interested in obtaining more information about this option when it is finalised, please email Robin Lovell directly at Swinburne University of Technology on email address: rlovell@swin.edu.au

Career opportunities

Postgraduate research qualifications let you specialise in specific practice areas and apply for senior and specialist positions.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. You can view all the staff from the College of Science, Health and Engineering or focus on staff in Occupational therapy.

Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.