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Western Sydney University Occupational Therapy School Undergraduate Entry

KOM Consultants is the official Canadian representative of the Western Sydney University in Australia. Canadian applications to the Western Sydney University’s Bachelor of Occupational Therapy program are submitted directly through KOM Consultants at 1-877-318-8203 or info@komconsultants.com.


Western Sydney University’s of Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Overview

Western Sydney University’s Bachelor of Occupational Therapy course is among the top programs in Australia. Graduates from Western’s occupational therapy programs are renowned for their ability to use their knowledge and skills in a practical, evidence-based approach in practice. Graduates are sought after by employers and go on to have long and rewarding careers. In the core subjects and your studies of occupational therapy you will develop a client focus, centred on each individual within his or her social, cultural and physical environment. The occupational therapy program promotes the value of human diversity, fundamental human rights and the dignity and worth of every client.

Western Sydney University is a leader in taking an evidence- based approach to health sciences teaching, learning and research, to produce professionals who can truly help others to lead lives that are filled with meaningful and purposeful occupations. Independent learning, self-direction and experience in analyzing and resolving problems will help you to develop the skills and ability to work effectively in the modern health and disability sectors. These are qualities that employers particularly appreciate in Western Sydney Occupational Therapy graduates.

What You Will Study

The first two years of this program combine studies in occupational therapy with a broad understanding of biomedicine, and various health science fields, to develop the professional competencies important for ethical and safe practice. The final two years focus predominately on occupational therapy practice skills, practical experience and specialized areas. This course offers the flexibility of an honours stream for high performing students, as well as an early exit option, allowing students to graduate with a Bachelor of Health Science after three years.

Clinical Work Experience

WSU Occupational Therapy students have the benefit of facilities in the community during fieldwork placements. Practice placements are arranged through NSW Health and the disability sector, as well as community-based private practice and non-government health, WHS, and disability providers.  Students will complete a minimum of 1,000 hours of professional practice in a range of settings through their degree.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Students will need to have a completed High school diploma with a minimum GPA of  80%

  • Recommended studies: Science – One of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Personal Development Health or Physical Education

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition in Canada

Western Sydney 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.

Award Title:Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Length of Program:4 years full time
Interview:not required
Application Dates:No Application Deadline – Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Health Sciences