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Overview

Deakin University Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (OT) Overview

Occupational therapists have specialized knowledge to promote health and wellbeing through occupation. Using their understanding of occupation and health, occupational therapists work collaboratively with people who might have limitations, including those caused by injury, health conditions, delayed development or the effects of aging. Occupational therapy interventions are designed to enhance participation in everyday life and may include activities or assistive devices, or modification of home or work environments to facilitate active engagement in work, home, social and leisure activities.

This Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (OT) course at Deakin University in Australia draws upon core strengths in health education to ensure you receive a relevant, practical occupational therapy education that meets changing workforce needs. Throughout the OT course, you will benefit from our campus clinical skills laboratory which simulates real life settings and enables you to gain the knowledge and skills required to help clients manage their entire day in modified home and office environments. You will also consolidate your skills through a series of supervised placements which commence shortly after you begin your studies.

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Clinical Work Experience

You will undertake a variety of practicum placements throughout the four years of the course, commencing in your first year. Fieldwork provides you with the opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience under the supervision of qualified practitioners, which will enable you to practice confidently as an occupational therapist. You will complete a minimum of 1000 hours of practical experience. Fieldwork is conducted in a range of settings including schools, hospitals, clinics, community health organizations and industry, in metropolitan, regional and rural locations.

In a host agency, you can play a meaningful role in a variety of activities, including planning programs and events, undertaking needs assessments, developing evaluation tools, counselling, group work, completing literature reviews and producing promotional materials. Placements begin shortly after you commence your first year of study.

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  • Deakin University is proud to have been awarded a QS 5 Star Rating for Excellence in 2013
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Entry Requirements

Completed High school diploma carrying 70%.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

You can travel around the world with your Occupational Therapy qualification from Deakin University in Australia. Deakin’s Bachelor of Occupational Therapy is accredited by OT Australia and World Federation of Occupational Therapists allows graduates of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy to practice professionally in Australia and overseas.

Graduates are qualified to work as occupational therapists in private practice, hospitals, aged care, community health centres and organizations, disability support, driving rehabilitation, hand therapy, rehabilitation and schools.

KOM Consultants understands the process and requirements needed to enter the Occupational Therapy 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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ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Length of Program:4 years full time
Intake:March
Prerequisites:completed high school diploma.
Interview:Not required for Deakin University
Application Dates:Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance. Contact KOM Consultants for full details 1 877 318 8203
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Health
Country:Australia