Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours).

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2017

3/95

Meeting minimum entry scores does not guarantee admission. Entry requirements may change from year to year.

Don't have the OP or rank?

QTAC Code(s)

724002 - B Occupational Therapy (Hons)
724002 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme does not apply to this program

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Email:

Phone: 07 3365 4506

Online enquiry: click here

Web: http://www.shrs.uq.edu.au

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours).

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 082621C

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.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web: http://www.shrs.uq.edu.au

Enquire online

Why study the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)?

Occupational Therapists help people of all ages to overcome barriers that affect their ability to engage in the everyday activities that are meaningful and important to them. They use a range of treatment strategies designed to enhance the person's ability, such as modifying the task or environment, skill development, and/or education. Through this program, students will gain a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of occupational therapy, including foundation knowledge from the anatomical, physiological, social behavioural, and psychological sciences. Graduates of this program do so with a highly respected honours qualification, with knowledge and skills that will set you apart in a competitive job market and a pathway to future research or learning.

What you can study

The first year of this program combines studies in theoretical and practical occupational therapy, with biological and behavioural sciences.

In second year, students develop this knowledge and apply theory to practical scenarios related to occupational therapy.

Third-year students integrate information from the first and second year with research knowledge to work with complex clinical cases and prepare for the full time supervised clinical practice placements in semester two.

The final year extends the practice education experience, examines professional issues, and continues skill development in evidence based practice.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours).

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Placement courses

Students undertake approximately 1,000 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 full time block placements during years three and four.

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.

^ hours can vary depending on elective course chosen and whether a student elects to undertake the research stream

Research component

From year one, all students learn to be consumers, collaborators and generators of occupational-related research, completing courses covering general research principles, statistics, health sciences research and research projects. Students integrate this into an evidence-based practice approach to clinical practice spanning from information literacy to knowledge translation.

In years three and four all students develop an in-depth understanding of statistics and research techniques. Students also have the opportunity to undertake a research project in their fourth year.

Honours

Honours will be awarded to all graduates of this program.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2017
3/95

Admission to all UQ programs is competitive - the number of places available is usually smaller than the number of people applying. For this reason, meeting minimum entry scores doesn't guarantee admission.

QTAC Code(s)
724002 - B Occupational Therapy (Hons)

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Additional application information

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, as outlined further in the School's immunisation schedule.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Additional application requirements

This program has limited intake capacity.

Students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible to allow adequate time for their student visa to be processed.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, as outlined further in the School's immunisation schedule.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 082621C

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.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee 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); bottle green slacks (either be their own or can be purchased for approx $60)
  • Costs for vaccinations and serology are the responsibility of the student and will vary based on individual and program requirements.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Careers

The BOccThy(Hons) is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

As a graduate, you have the opportunity to be employed at:

  • public and private hospitals
  • community health centres and agencies
  • rehabilitation units (medical, psychiatric and vocational)
  • primary, secondary schools and schools for children with special needs
  • private practice
  • industry and government institutions
  • nursing homes
  • psychiatric clinics and hostels
  • residential and rehabilitation centres for people with intellectual disabilities
  • research institutions.
Graduates are equipped with sharp critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and highly developed communication skills, which with further study, can also be used to pursue a career in professional research or academia.

To find out more about where a career in Occupational Therapy can take you, visit the Careers in Health website.

Professional memberships

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

  • Occupational Therapy Australia

Accreditation body

  • Occupational Therapy Council, World Federation Of Occupational Therapy

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

To complete the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #64 from the BOccThy(Hons) course list. Refer to the BOccThy(Hons) program rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours).

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)