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Occupational Therapy Courses in Australia

Australia is the place that has attracted international students over several years and its world-class universities with rankings at par with those best in the world and has been the melting point for decades for many aspiring international students across the globe.

Occupational Therapy specifically is a popular course and its repute is steadily on the rise. Australia as a country is a strong believer in the inclusion of those who are differently-abled and want to merge them socially and physically with the rest of society. There are abundant career opportunities among those who pursue this field of applied science and there is constant guidance from our team of professional agents who overlook the relevance and application of this course and the job prospects thereafter.

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Bachelors in Occupational Therapy

A Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy is created to develop the skills, knowledge and individual characteristics among students as well as develop medical, social-psychological and psychosocial traits that help them tackle people who need inclusion in the society and eventually help in their recovery.

Once enrolled for an accredited occupational therapy program the respective university will register you with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) which would eventually help in skill assessment for your PR in the future. There is no fee involved in this  The role of AHPRA is to assess if the course and the education provider is able to meet the skill, knowledge and professional expectations in a student before they can start practicing the profession.

Course duration:  4 years


  • Completion of 12 years of education or equivalent
  • Academic IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 in each subset. This may vary from a university to another.

Bachelors in Occupational Therapy are qualified to be members of the Australian Association of Occupational Therapists (OT Australia) and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

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Masters in Occupational Therapy

A Masters in Occupational Therapy is the focused program that will eventually help the student who already possesses a first degree in this related field of applied science to obtain a professional level qualification at the postgraduate level to practice as an Occupational Therapist. Steady growth is foreseen in this field and would continue in the coming years.

Course Duration:  2 years


  • Completion of the first level or the Bachelor’s degree in OT
  • Academic IELTS with an overall score of 7.0. This may vary from a university to another but not less than 6.5

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Visa Requirement

For all international students aspiring to take up the course the following are required from their side to secure a student visa

  • A valid passport for the duration of the study in Australia
  • Unconditional offer letter from the university or institution
  • Evidence of access to sufficient funds
  • Proof of Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Other relevant documents listed on the Department of Home Affairs visa checklist

PR Pathway course

Occupational Therapy is a PR pathway course with the SOL enlisting this as one of the occupations which are in shortage and many students in the past have made headway into this profession thereby also making their PR pathway in the country. With the ANZCO code of 252411, the Australian visa options for Occupational Therapist are 189 visas, 190 visas along with some more available Employer Sponsorship visas.

To apply for Permanent Residency visa Registration and licensing is required by the accredited institution in the country. For more speak to our visa consultant today

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