• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Discover the science, strategies, and theories behind a profession dedicated to helping people live full and meaningful lives regardless of age, disability, or limitations - with the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from University of Canberra.
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In this course, you will learn to assess a person’s unique issues to offer better, more tailored recovery solutions based on a wholistic and comprehensive look at an individual’s physical, psychosocial and environmental needs.

Successful completion of this course will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of health issues in Australia, and the skills to help individuals, groups, and communities engage in the occupations they need to, want to or are expected to do.

This course also prepares you for further study opportunities and the chance to gain the additional skills to move into senior, more researched based positions.

Study a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at University of Canberra and you will:

  • obtain a broad and coherent understanding of critical values, theories, perspectives and concepts that underpin the occupational therapy profession
  • be able to use your knowledge, skill and professional awareness to add value to the assessment, intervention and therapeutic process
  • communicate clearly and coherently in a range of occupational therapy settings to a variety of stakeholders
  • be able to read, critique and evaluate evidence from research into the practices of occupational therapy.


The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy has been granted accreditation with conditions by the Occupational Therapy Council (Australia & New Zealand) Ltd (OTC).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts in Biology
  • Counselling Communication 
  • Human Physiology and the Lifecycle 
  • Group Work 
  • Indigenous Health: Contemporary Issues
  • Epidemiology and Principles of Research 
  • Health Professional Practice 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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General Requirements

  • Clinical practice is a key component of the program and is assessed. Students may be required to complete this component outside of teaching time. Prior to commencing clinical practice, all students need to present a complete immunisation schedule, and First Aid certificates including CPR, as a requirement of the ACT and NSW health departments. 
  • All students are required to undergo a 'working with vulnerable people' check, and Australian Federal Police Record Check prior to undertaking clinical experience.
CRICOS Code: 095232J

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35000 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Domestic: Commonwealth Support Place (CSP)

Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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