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Curtin University Master of Occupational Therapy Overview

Curtin’s graduate entry Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) course in Australia offers students a fast-track option to becoming an occupational therapist.  In 2.5 years of study you will learn to:

  • Apply occupational therapy knowledge, principles and practice to achieve client-centred and evidence-based outcomes
  • Create effective occupational therapy solutions through critical analysis, reflective practice and professional reasoning
  • Critically appraise information and apply it to contemporary occupational therapy
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately to ensure active client participation, relevant documentation and reporting, and responsible sharing of professional information
  • Evaluate and apply appropriate technologies to contemporary occupational therapy practice
  • Develop and apply life-long learning skills to achieve professional competency
  • Inform occupational therapy standards and practices through integration of local and global perspectives
  • Practice occupational therapy in a culturally appropriate and respectful manner incorporating perspectives of multiple stakeholders
  • Work in a professional and collaborative manner to meet ethical and legal responsibilities

Course Structure

In this program, students will develop knowledge of four broad areas:

  1. Medical, psychiatric, orthopaedic and neurological conditions which affect the health and well-being of individuals.
  2. 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.
  3. Human development covering normal growth and development within the life cycle along with problems which occur such as learning disabilities and the effects of aging.
  4. Occupational health and management, including prevention, education and rehabilitation programs for a variety of workplaces.

Clinical Placements

Studies at Curtin University will be complemented with extensive clinical fieldwork practice. Fieldwork placement activities occur throughout the course and extensively in the final year and, in particular, one fieldwork block may continue beyond the end of the final semester. Students will also have the opportunity to take part in the Go Global program, participating in a fieldwork placement in China, India, South Africa or Ukraine for four weeks.  Occupational Therapy  students at Curtin will also have the unique opportunity to take part in the Occupational Therapy Abroad program, participating in a fieldwork placement in China, India, South Africa or Ukraine for four weeks.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor degree, preferably in a health or human science related discipline, with a minimum GPA of 65%.   Entrance into the course is competitive.

Students will need to show evidence of studies in the following:

  • Human Biology
  • Psychology or other Behavioural Science

If such evidence is not available, applicants may need to undertake prerequisite bridging units before commencing the program.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

Graduates of Curtin University’s Master of Occupational Therapy 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 practice occupational therapy in all Australian states and territories.

Students wishing to register in Canada should contact the Canadian Association for Occupational Therapists.  The CAOT helps those who want to work in Canada to understand the requirements for registration.

KOM Consultants understands the process and requirements needed to enter the legal profession in Canada. Contact KOM Consultants for more information.

All students applying directly through KOM Consultants will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

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Award Title:Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
Length of Program:2.5 years full time
Next Intake:January 2021
Application Deadline:November 19th 2020
Interview:Not Required
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Health Sciences