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Overview

Griffith University Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (OT) Overview

Studying Griffith’ Bachelor of Occupational Therapy will allow you to develop the relevant, practical skills needed to deliver life-changing outcomes for clients. You’ll learn how help people to increase independence and enhance development, to carry out the activities they struggle with due to illness, injury or other disadvantages. You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to work as an occupational therapist, and will learn how to enable people to do the activities – the occupations – they need or want to do in order to live a meaningful life.  In this degree, you will join a community of students and experts and learn through social media as well as in the classroom.

What You Will Study

Griffith’s program will prepare you for a career across the diverse areas of practice.  You will study occupational therapy theory and practice, occupational science and other sciences such as psychology, sociology and anatomy, providing you with the tools and theoretical understanding to work as an occupational therapist in any setting.    There is also an opportunity to enter the Occupational Therapy Honours degree in your third year.  This will allow students to complete a dissertation and research in their final two years of their degree.

Clinical Work Experience

In addition to occupational theory and practice, you’ll undertake 1000 hours of practical placements starting in first year with the bulk of the placements happening in your final two years of study.

Canadian Highlights of Griffith University

Griffith is one of Australia’s premier destinations for Canadian students having graduated more than 5,000 Canadian students from their programs.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Students will require a completed High School diploma with a minimum GPA of  78%.

Chemistry and Maths are strongly recommended.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

Griffith University’s Bachelor of Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia and recognized by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.   Graduates are eligible for occupational therapy registration in any State or Territory of Australia through the  Occupational Therapy Board of Australia. Graduates applying to licensing in Canada will be required to provide details of their program of studies to the relevant bodies and sit a licensing examination.

Students wishing to license as a Occupational Therapist in Canada should contact the Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy Regulators Organization (ACOTRO)  for procedures and accreditation procedures. The ACOTRO is the national federation of provincial/territorial regulators in Canada.

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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Griffith University Climbs Higher in THE World University Rankings


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has performed strongly in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021, improving in eight of the 13 indicators and consolidating its position in the 201-250 band for a second year in a row.

The University was also ranked 13th in the country.

Vice Chancellor and President Professor Carolyn Evans said the THE World University Rankings were a highly regarded industry measure comparing more than 1500 institutions.

“This is a terrific reflection of the University’s performance across a range of key measures, …

Griffith University Renews Partnership with Queensland Airports


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and Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) will continue their partnership for a further three years after renewing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Vice Chancellor and President Professor Carolyn Evans said the extension of the MOU would provide valuable opportunities for Griffith students and QAL, benefitting Gold Coast business and industry more widely.

“Renewing the MOU ensures continued collaboration in the fields of aviation, customer-focused technology and tourism, giving more options for student internships and work experience, …

Griffith Researchers Take Next Step In Covid-19 Vaccine Development


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Mouse model trials will begin shortly on several COVID-19 vaccine candidates developed by scientists.

Lead researcher Professor Bernd Rehm (above) at the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD) has spearheaded the development of the platform technology which uses a synthetic version of the virus (SARS-CoV-2) which meansselected virus componentsare assembled by safe microbial cell factories. This allows rapid vaccine design combined with a high-yield bioprocess for mass production of the vaccine. …

Griffith University Design Graduate Rockets Up The Bestseller List


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Queensland College of Art design alumnus Andrew Kolb has rocketed up the bestseller lists with his popular picture books and has also brought his distinctive style to collaborations with Pixar and Marvel.

The Canadian author, artist and designer credits his time as an international student at Griffith with providing the inspiration for his debut picture book, Edmund Unravels.

‘I made lifelong connections at Griffith’

“The first book I authored and illustrated is about travel and missing home and keeping yourself centred. …

Griffith University Film Alumni Nominated For International Emmy Awards


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Two animation projects by Griffith film alumni have been nominated for International Emmy Awards.

A remarkable year

Bluey was nominated in the Kids / Preschool category. It caps off a remarkable year for the homegrown heroes, who shattered viewing records, won a Logie and took the show global, after inking a distribution deal with Disney.

Created by Griffith Film School alumnus Joe Brumm, the series is produced GFS alumnus Daley Pearson and employs scores of Griffith animation graduates and student interns. …


ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Length of Program:4 years full time
Intake:February
Interview:Not required by Griffith University
Application Dates:No Deadline Date – Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees
Faculty:Allied Health Sciences
Country:Australia