• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The Occupational Therapy (Honours) degree program from the University of Newcastle trains world-class occupational therapists. The graduates work worldwide, helping people and communities overcome unique challenges to get the most out of everyday life activities. 
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During this Occupational Therapy (Honours) degree program from the University of Newcastle you'll learn to help children reach developmental milestones or manage their disability. You'll study how to assist older clients to return to their daily lives after a stroke or hip replacement. Or perhaps you will help people return to work following an accident.

As a UON graduated occupational therapist, your skills will be invaluable as you work closely with individuals to assess their unique situation, determine goals and put together a plan for success.

Why study with us?

  • Learn from research leaders - our University is a global leader in medical and health science research, keeping you on the forefront of breaking research discoveries.
  • World-class facilities - our interactive, specially designed clinical skills laboratory includes a modified bathroom and kitchen and a virtual house and playground.
  • Be work-ready - students complete 1,000+ hours of hands-on experience through clinical placements in public and private centres.
  • International study options - you may have the opportunity to complete an overseas placement, or be eligible for international travel grants and scholarships.

Career opportunities

The graduates are well prepared and enjoy great employment prospects with 97% securing jobs within four months of completing their degree. Careers in occupational therapy are immensely rewarding as you work closely with individuals to assess their unique situation, determine goals and put together a plan for success.

Graduates of the Occupational Therapy (Honours) degree program from University of Newcastle will typically find employment in both public and private sectors in a wide range of practice settings, from hospitals through to industry. The list below provides typical job titles for Occupational Therapy graduates.

Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.

  • Art Therapist
  • Child Protection Officer
  • Disability Services Manager
  • Exercise Rehabilitation/Injury Management Advisor
  • Hand Therapist
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Lifestyle Coordinator
  • Mental Health Clinician
  • Mental Health Intake Officer
  • Occupational Hygienist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Rehabilitation Consultant
  • Senior Mental Health Clinician
  • University Lecturer/Academic

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Transition to Health Sciences Education and Practice
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy
  • Human Bioscience
  • Introduction to Occupational Therapy
  • Introduction to Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Group Processes in Occupational Therapy
  • Studies in Population Health and Health Promotion
  • Statistics for the Sciences

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 001132B

Admission to the undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32895 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32895 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Newcastle

  • 1333 - 2400 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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