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Occupational Therapy

Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) (Honours) - BSc(Curtin) - BH-OCCT Health Sciences
Indicative ATAR 83 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.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July

Please note: The July intake is intended for course switching students from Health Sciences. Places are limited.


Course overview

Occupational therapists work with people of all ages who may have experienced injury, illness or disability. They aim to help people engage in occupations or activities that are meaningful to them, and to achieve independence, health, wellbeing and satisfaction in their lives.

In this course, you will learn to identify physical, psychosocial, cognitive, behavioural and environmental factors that can help or hinder a person’s participation in everyday activities. You will learn to collaborate with other health professionals to provide crossdiscipline care that is focused around the client and their needs.

You will study in laboratories, learning spaces and resource rooms that are tailored for learning the skills required to work in occupational therapy. Fieldwork placements will complement your studies and help you to integrate the essential skills needed for individual, family and community practice.

Please note: The July intake is intended for course switching students from Health Sciences. Places are limited.

Take a Google Maps virtual tour of our occupational performance skills laboratory.

Entry requirements

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

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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 courses


Other requirements

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 note: The July intake is intended for course switching students from Health Sciences. Places are limited.

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

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

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. 

Professional accreditation

  • Occupational Therapy Council / Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

Professional memberships:

  • World Federation of Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Australia
  • WA Occupational Therapy Association

Professional recognition:

  • Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

Credit for previous study

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.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Why Occupational Therapy?

  • 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.

How this course will make you industry ready

As an occupational therapist, you can work across a range of industries in different roles.

Working with children: Help children achieve their developmental milestones such as fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Educate and involve parents, carers and others to facilitate the normal development and learning of children.

Rehabilitation and aged care: Help clients regain or enhance their daily lives after an event such as hip replacement or stroke. Assess and modify clients’ home and community environments to improve their safety and independence.

Acute care: Assess clients’ cognition, function and psychosocial needs. Monitor clients’ function and progress, prescribing adaptive equipment to ensure safety upon discharge from hospitals.

Injury management: Use specialised assessments to determine the functional requirements of various jobs, and clients’ capacity to return to work. Design and coordinate graded return to work programs. Educate clients in safe work practices. Modify the work environment to suit the needs of individuals to prevent or minimise injuries.

Mental health: Design individual and group programs and activities to enhance clients’ independence in everyday activities. Develop coping strategies for clients in overcoming their mental health issues.