Masters of Occupational Therapy
A Masters degree in Occupational Therapy is a higher level qualification in the discipline which makes students thorough with the knowledge in treating patients and clients alike who struggle with their daily lifestyle and routine due to certain set back in their physical, mental and psychological attributes.
Most universities give international and domestic students work placements in community sectors, hospitals, primary health care centre, schools or local councils. As they work in teams they get the exposure and the industry experience and find inventive ways to approach a problem and ingenious methods to troubleshoot them. This further acts as pathways for international students to stay on in the country and gain employment in this sector post completion of this degree program.
Masters in Occupational Therapy turns out competitive graduates with sound analytical and soft skills coupled with strong research experience. This would eventually help in preparation for a career in Occupational Therapy practice across any sectors available in the region as well as private practice.
Students with Masters in Occupational Therapy have many avenues post completion of their degree program. This could be in public, private or not for profit sectors across Australia.
Some of the work avenues for postgraduates in Occupational Therapy include Public and Private Hospitals, Schools, Government sectors, Vocational centres, Rehabilitation centres, Aged care facilities, Research institutes, Nursing homes and clinics, Independent living centres, and other private practices.
- Completion of the first level or the Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy
- Academic IELTS with overall score of 7.0. This may vary from a university to another but not less than 6.5
Fees & Scholarships
The indicative amount of A$42000 per annum. There is a range of scholarships available which are granted on merit and the eligibility criteria which in turn are quite competitive. These scholarships are offered by respective universities, private institutions and Australian government for meritorious students.
PR Pathway course
Occupational Therapy is PR pathway course with the SOL enlisting this as one the occupations which are in shortage and many students in the past have made headway into this profession thereby also strengthening their future PR status in Australia. With the ANZCO code of 252411, the Australian visa options for Occupational Therapist are the 189 visa, 190 visa and certain Employer Sponsorship visas.
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