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Master of Occupational Therapy Studies

Program code: 5147
CRICOS code: 002041G

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

2.5 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 2 (16 Jul, 2018)

Why study the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies

Occupational therapists assist people of all ages to improve overcome barriers which affect their ability to engage in everyday activities that are meaningful and important to them. They use assessment and treatments to develop, recover or maintain the daily living and work skills of people affected by injury or illness, psychological or emotional difficulties, developmental delays or ageing. Occupational therapists work with clients to identify and eliminate environmental barriers to independence and participation in daily activities. They do this through a range of treatment strategies designed to enhance the person's ability, such as modifying the task or environment, skill development and/or education.

Summary

  • Program code
    5147
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    2.5 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 2 (16 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    40
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code
    002041G

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved degree in a field (other than occupational therapy) such as health, education, social, physical or biological sciences.

Entry is competitive based on GPA.

University level or equivalent courses are also required in Statistics, Human Anatomy, Social Sciences and Human Physiology. Refer to the information sheet for further details.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Practicals, placements and internships

Students undertake over 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals, educational facilities, other health care organisations, private practices and UQ's internal clinics. During their placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework and research to practice and develop their clinical skills in real life settings.

Students will undertake a variety of sessional practical experiences from year one before commencing their clinical placements in year two of the program.

Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Occupational Therapy Australia

Accreditation body

The Master of Occupational Therapy Studies is accredited by:

  • Occupational Therapy Council, World Federation Of Occupational Therapy

Professional registration

Graduates may be eligible for registration with the following professional bodies:

  • Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

Please contact the relevant professional body for details about registration. Completion of the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies may not result in automatic registration for graduates.

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $42,544
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Additional costs

  • Annual CPR recertification (approx $55)
  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)
  • Clinical uniform: Shirts (approx. $25); Black slacks (can either be own or purchased for approx. $60)
  • Costs for vaccinations and serology are the responsibility of the student and will vary based on individual and program requirements.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

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All international student applications for the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies is 5147. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

This program has limited intake capacity.

This program has pre-placement requirements which must be met prior to commencement of the program or a placement course. Further details can be found on the Placement Ready website.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - February 28 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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