|Indicative ATAR||80 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||4 years full-time|
This degree course prepares you to work as a professional occupational therapist, training you to assess and treat people who, because of illness, injury or circumstance, are limited in their ability to undertake everyday activities. You will learn to assist people to regain lost functions, develop their abilities and social skills, and enhance their health and wellbeing.
The course encompasses a broad range of core units, covering areas such as environment, health and disability, human biology, psychology, physical rehabilitation, Indigenous cultures and health, and neuropsychiatry.
You will learn to identify barriers – physical, social, attitudinal or even legislative – that prevent engagement in occupation, and you will be encouraged to find interventions, strategies and solutions.
You will study in laboratories, learning spaces and resource rooms that are tailored for learning the skills required to work in occupational therapy, and enable you to practise the essential skills needed for individual and family-centred care.
You will have the opportunity to take at least three seven-week blocks of fieldwork in an interprofessional work setting.
Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students
Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.
Not accepted. May be used to demonstrate English competence
Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.
Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
At least one ATAR science course from the following list: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biology, Integrated Science, Physics or Psychology
Desirable WACE coursesNone
Selection is based on ATAR for school leavers. Other criteria applies for non-school leaver applicants. For details, please contact Future Students Services.
A current Essential First Aid Certificate is required within four weeks of entry into the first semester.
Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:
The July intake is intended for course switching students. Places are limited. Enrolment may be on a part-time basis depending on unit availability, which could extend the course duration.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? -
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the
student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.
All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
Fees are indicative first year only.
*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.
This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website
If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.
This course is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
You must be registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (national) to use the titles registered health practitioner or occupational therapist.
WA Occupational Therapy Association
Occupational Therapy Australia
If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Health Sciences to discuss eligibility for credit for recognised learning.
This course can help you become a:
- Occupational Therapist
This course can help you become an Occupational Therapist, Mental Health Rehabilitation Practitioner, Rehabilitation Consultant, Local Area Coordinator and Health Administrator.
- Investment of $9 million in new facilities.
- Facilities have laboratories, learning spaces, resource rooms and a student common room to help you practice essential skills for person, client and family-centred care.