Graduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy
|Study method||Part-time or full-time|
February or July
|Duration||6 months full-time or part-time equivalent|
This course will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and advanced practical skills you require in changing health and community contexts. Your studies will focus on emerging theoretical knowledge of occupation, clinical reasoning as a basis for reflective practice, management and evaluation skills, and applied research.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
A Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) or equivalent.
You will need to hold a current Essential First Aid Certificate within four weeks of the start of this course.
English language proficiency
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.
If you wish to apply for re-registration, you're encouraged to complete the Clinical Education unit to demonstrate achievement of professional competencies.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
|2018||Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.||$14,200*|
Fees are indicative first year only.
* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. 100 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is not granted for this course.
Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)
Occupational therapy clients may be individuals, groups or communities. Occupational therapists strive to assist clients to maximise or enable their participation in occupation - be it work, leisure or self care. As such, occupational therapy is practised in a wide range of settings, including hospitals, health centres, homes, workplaces, schools and housing for seniors. Clients are actively involved in the therapeutic process and the outcomes of occupational therapy are diverse, client-driven and measured in terms of participation or satisfaction derived from participation. Opportunities for work exist throughout Australia and other member countries of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
More information about Occupational Therapy