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University of Sydney Occupational Therapy School Graduate Entry



The University of Sydney is one of Australia’s largest and most prestigious universities. Established in 1850, it is Australia’s first university, and a member of the ‘Group of Eight’, Australia’s premier research intensive universities.

University of Sydney’s Master of Occupational Therapy Overview

The Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) at University of Sydney in Australia prepares graduates for clinical practice in the profession of occupational therapy.

Occupational therapists work with their clients to overcome barriers that may be preventing them from participating more fully in life. This might involve teaching alternative techniques to achieve a given task, or facilitating improvement of skills. Occupational therapists collaborate with family and careers where needed, and typically work in teams with other health professionals.

University of Sydney’s Occupational Therapy (OT) program is a graduate-entry program (students are required to have completed an undergraduate degree prior to entry), however the Master of Occupational Therapy degree is designed to accommodate all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their previous discipline. If University of Sydney’s Occupational Therapy students already have a background in health, choice of electives is an option, while those without such experience will be required to take prescribed electives.

As the Occupational Therapy course at University of Sydney in Australia leads to eligibility to practice, students will be assisted in achieving prescribed professional competencies through practical and theoretical skill acquisition and clinical fieldwork placements. University of Sydney’s Occupational Therapy students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the career path they have chosen, and its place in contemporary health.

The pace of work in the Master of Occupational Therapy at University of Sydney is commensurate with the expectations of postgraduate study, as is the level and complexity of the issues dealt with in the degree, including research project design.

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Clinical Work Experience

Clinical placements within the Occupational Therapy program at University of Sydney are undertaken in both the public and private sectors.

Students will enjoy at The University of Sydney:

  • A green campus surrounded by park lands, with close proximity to Sydney’s central business district and sandy beaches
  • The lifestyle of Australia’s most exciting and culturally diverse city
  • A cosmopolitan lifestyle in a multicultural environment
  • Largest university library in the southern hemisphere
  • Outstanding sporting and recreational amenities
  • Excellent employment and career prospects upon completion of studies

Entry Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or PhD from an Australian institution or equivalent.
  2. A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.5 over 7 (credit average).

This does not guarantee an offer as the places are limited and offers are made based on academic merit.

Applicants without a degree in a health related area such as medicine, nursing, allied health or health sciences or human functioning (education, anthropology, anthropometrics, built environment) must complete prescribed units of study in anatomy and/or psychology as electives.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

Master of Occupational Therapy graduates at University of Sydney from Australia can apply for membership to Occupational Therapy Australia and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

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Award Title: Master of Occupational Therapy
Length of Program: 2 years full time
Intake: March
Prerequisites: undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Interview: not required
Application Dates: October 1
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Faculty: Health Sciences
Country: Australia