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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

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a highly regarded field in which students can apply knowledge and skill to provide therapy for people who, because of illness, injury or circumstances, are limited in their ability to perform everyday tasks. Occupational therapists work with people who have special needs and life challenges that hinder their ability to meaningfully and effectively engage in their occupational roles and everyday tasks. Graduates of the Occupational Therapy program at Western Sydney University can be employed in the public and private health sectors, in hospitals, community services, disability organizations, schools, insurance and occupational health and safety areas, and private practice.

The Western Sydney University’s 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 analysing 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.

The Western Sydney University occupational therapy program offers the flexibility of an early exit point if you decide to leave at the end of the third year. Assuming you have successfully completed all of the first three years, you can be awarded a Bachelor of Health Science (but you will not be qualified to work as an occupational therapist). This allows you to consider other health science career pathways.

The Occupational Therapy Labs at University of Western Sydney are state of the art teaching spaces, with equipment available for teaching practical skills such as activity of daily living education, client transfer and mobility assistance, and splinting. Science facilities at University of Western Sydney are exceptional, with modern science labs and anatomy wet labs. In addition, student learning is supported through online and other simulated case-based approaches, in line with the UWS approach to blended learning. Occupational Therapy students also have the benefit of facilities in the community during fieldwork placements, with the UWS program having strong ties with fieldwork sites in NSW and Australia and partnerships with international universities via student exchange programs.

Western Sydney OT School

Clinical Work Experience

The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy students at Western Sydney University have a minimum of 1,000 hours of professional practice in a range of settings in order to meet the fieldwork guidelines of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Occupational therapy practice units are in each year of the course.

Entry Requirements

  • Completed High school diploma carrying 80% in top 6
  • Recommended studies: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and/or Personal Development Health and Physical Education

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition in Canada

This program is accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council as an approved program of study in Australia and graduates are eligible for professional registration by the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

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Award Title:Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Length of Program:4 years full time
Prerequisites:completed high school diploma
Application Dates:Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Science and Health