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James Cook University Occupational Therapy School Undergraduate Entry



James Cook University Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (OT) Overview

Occupational therapy is a client centred health profession concerned with promoting health and wellbeing through occupation. Occupational therapists work with people and communities to enable people to engage in the occupations as they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation of the environment to better support their occupational engagement.

James Cook University’s Bachelor of Occupational Therapy  program in Australia will prepare students to work across locations within the tropics including rural and remote communities, which face unique challenges due to inequities in health and other services.

Students within the Occupational Therapy program at James Cook University (JCU) will gain distinctive experience working with Indigenous and remote communities that students won’t find anywhere else.

James Cook University’s Bachelor of Occupational Therapy gives you work-ready knowledge and skills in:

  • assessment and enabling human occupation
  • applying professional theory, practice and management
  • health promotion and primary health care
  • industry research and evaluation
  • social and cultural impacts of functional impairment
  • community developments to promote health and wellbeing
  • biological and behavioural sciences

JCU OT School

Clinical Work Experience

The Occupational Therapy (OT) program at James Cook University in Australia includes prescribed professional and clinical placements.  Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the James Cook University campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense.

  • practical urban and rural work experience
  • clinical experience at James Cook University on-campus occupational therapy clinic
  • international exchange Occupational Therapy opportunities

What Attracts Canadians to James Cook University in Australia

  • International Recognition
  • Practical Focus
  • Supportive Study Environment
  • Teaching Excellence
  • Innovative Research

Entry Requirements

Completed high School diploma carrying 65%.

Prerequisites: English; plus one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

The World Federation of Occupational Therapists accredits the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy program at James cook University.

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy graduates from James Cook University are eligible to register for practice in Australia as occupational therapists through the Occupational Therapists Board of the Australia Health Professional Registration Board (AHPRA), and are eligible to become members of OT Australia – The Australian Association of Occupational Therapists.

Australian trained occupational therapists can work overseas and James Cook University graduates are highly regarded. Countries occupational therapists can work in include Canada, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America and many more

KOM Consultants understand 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.

Award Title:Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Length of Program:4 years full time
Prerequisites:completed high school diploma.
Interview:Not required
Application Dates:Occupational Therapy applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance.
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
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