Master of Occupational Therapy Practice
Occupational therapists help individuals and communities to maximise productivity, wellbeing and quality of life through occupational participation. You will develop knowledge and skills in assessment and intervention, the therapeutic use of occupation and the adaptation of environments.
Subject to completion of local requirements, graduates may be eligible to apply to practice in other countries including the UK, North America and Sweden.
The course comprises 80 weeks of coursework (40 weeks per year), including 1000 hours of professional practice. First year includes a four-week full-time professional practice block; second year includes two eight-week full-time professional practice blocks. You will enrol into 120 credit points per year.
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Bachelor's degree in health, education, social, psychological or biological sciences (or subsequent postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience) is preferred, completed within the last ten years with an overall grade average of 65% and a minimum grade average of 70% in your final year of studies.
Successful applicants without prior study in anatomy and physiology at an appropriate level must successfully complete a La Trobe University-approved anatomy and physiology bridging course.
A Working With Children check is also required.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Occupational therapists are employed in a wide range of clinical settings, including general hospitals, community settings and psychiatric hospitals.
The Master of Occupational Therapy Practice is accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council (Australia and New Zealand) and is approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Graduates of the Master of Occupational Therapy Practice may be eligible to apply for registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Fees and costs
$33,000 per 120 credit points. There are limited CSP places.
Annual National Police Check ($15.90) and immunisations (A$500). Prices are approximate. Accommodation costs for any clinical placements may vary according to the venue and location.
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
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