48 months
41000 AUD/year
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The Occupational Therapy (Honours) program from University of Adelaide equips you to identify, prevent and manage the full range of challenges to everyday activity.


With many courses taught by registered practising occupational therapists, the Occupational Therapy (Honours) program from University of Adelaide places an emphasis on real-world experience. In over 1,000 hours of work-based training, you’ll work with children and adults of all ages in multiple settings: public and private health organisations; schools; rehabilitation centres; aged care; mental health and more.

You’ll gain high-level knowledge and skills in:

  • human anatomy, physiology and the pathophysiology
  • rehabilitation from short- and long-term injury, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, chronic illness, disability and mental health issues
  • specialised practice with children and families
  • broad public health issues and population approaches to health and wellbeing
  • cultural diversity, with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, and rural or international health perspectives
  • evidence-based, patient-centred care.

You’ll regularly access our purpose-built training facilities and state-of-the-art simulation suites—among Australasia’s most advanced. In addition, you’ll benefit from collaborative learning with key complementary disciplines, speech pathology and physiotherapy.

From late in third year, you’ll choose one of two streams—research* or industry—and undertake a major project. Research will hone your skills in developing new knowledge; industry focuses on integrating research into practice.

Career Readiness

Qualified occupational therapists have a wide range of career options in metropolitan and rural settings. They work in public and private hospitals, community health care, private practice, aged care, rehabilitation centres, paediatrics, education and research.


Accredited with conditions by the Occupational Therapy Council and approved by the Occupational Therapy Board.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biosciences for Human Health
  • Communication in Professional Practice
  • Foundations of Health and Wellbeing
  • Psychological Foundations for Allied Health
  • Anatomy of Lower and Upper Limbs
  • International Health and Occupational Therapy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 0101681

  • One of the following subjects: - SACE Stage 2 Biology or, - SACE Stage 2 Chemistry or, - SACE Stage 2 Mathematical Methods, or equivalent. MathTrackX is an online bridging program available as a recognised alternative to Mathematical Methods.
  • Selection Rank (International) 75
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) 26
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 18
  • United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 20
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 7
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 70%
  • British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 70%

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41000 AUD per year during 48 months.

Commonwealth-supported place: $10,400

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 AUD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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