Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
A bachelor’s degree in this discipline is a well-balanced one which has both theoretical exposure and fieldwork experience with appropriate placements in different kinds of settings like schools, hospitals, old age care facilities. This good mix makes for a smooth switch from your study to your work life.
International Students become proficient in managing people with special conditions by way of their illness, injuries as well as psychological, emotional or age-related setbacks and societal constraints. They help improve and optimize the lifestyles of the patients with special requirements by actively being a part of their lives.
A successful occupational therapist has many virtues like being pragmatic, rational and observant. This field is highly rewarding while being challenging and stimulating. The career outcomes are numerous. There are a series of settings across the health, disability and community well-being sector that need this kind of professional help.
You can find employment in Hospitals, Rehabilitation centres, Aged care facilities, Homecare, Local councils, Schools and kindergartens, Government sectors, Non-profit sectors, Ambulatory services & Primary health centres.
Students who complete a 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.
Course duration: 4 years
- Completion of Australian Year 12 or international 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
Fees & Scholarships
Fees would be approximately in the range of A$35,800 for 1 yr full-time AUD per year. There are scholarships available for selective universities only to deserving candidates, recognising their excellence in the field and any other significant achievement.
PR Pathway course
Occupational Therapy is PR pathway course with the SOL enlisting this as one the occupations which are in shortage and many international 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 visa, 190 visa along with some more available Employer Sponsorship visas.
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