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Master of Occupational Therapy

MOT(Curtin) - MG-OCCT Health Sciences
Location Bentley
Study method Part-time or full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake January

This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.

Duration 2.5 years full-time

This graduate entry master course offers you a fast-track option to becoming an occupational therapist.

In this course you will develop knowledge of four broad areas:

  • Medical, psychiatric, orthopaedic and neurological conditions that affect the health and wellbeing of individuals.
  • The theory and practice of occupational therapy including the study of occupation and analysis of the physical, psychological and social requirements of a variety of skills and activities.
  • Human development covering normal growth and development within the life cycle along with problems such as learning disabilities and the effects of ageing.
  • Occupational health and management, including prevention, education and rehabilitation programs for a variety of workplaces.

Please note: Essential learning strategies demand that all students have the ability to disrobe appropriately, have the ability to participate fully and are willing to act as patients/clients for their peer group and as mock patients for other students.

This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A bachelor degree or equivalent, preferably in a health-related discipline with a credit (65 per cent) average, however, selection is competitive and this cut-off may be higher. Evidence of studies in the human biosciences (e.g. human biology) and psychology or behavioural science is required. If you do not have this background you may be required to undertake additional bridging units.

To find out more about these bridging units, please refer to the Health Sciences Graduate Entry Foundation Course which allows you to complete the units you require before applying for this course. You only need to complete the prerequisite unit(s) that you do not have, for example, Human Structure and Function 100 and/or Introduction to Psychology 100. These units can be undertaken in the first or second semester to facilitate entry to the next year's intake.

You will also be required to provide supplementary information with your application.

Additional requirements

You will need to hold a current Essential First Aid Certificate within four weeks of the start of this course.

You must pass all units in the first year before proceeding to the second year.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Reading 7.0
Listening 7.0
Overall band score 7.0

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Some lectures in this course may be attended by both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Fieldwork requirements

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements, particularly in relation to fieldwork. Failure to comply with any of the essential fieldwork requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
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. $31,700*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 225 credits. 525 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).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

Graduates using the title of registered health practitioner or the title of occupational therapist must be registered with Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (the National Board). Registration for practice enables graduates, once registered, to practise occupational therapy in all Australian states and territories. Graduates can also choose to be a member of the Australian Association of Occupational Therapists and/or Occupational Therapy Australia (WA). The course is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Graduates may also apply for registration in most countries although some countries may require sitting a licensing examination.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis. You may apply for CRL on the basis of extensive work experience, clinical specialisation or significant publication and research experience.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

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