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Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Occupational Therapy


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Bachelor of Health Science:Master of Occupational Therapy
College of Health and Human Sciences
Area of study
Health and Medicine
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A career as an occupational therapist (OT) will open doors to a multitude of opportunities in health and social care delivery. This unique area of health prepares graduates to work with people across all ages who may have motor-sensory or muscular-skeletal impairments, disability, injuries or mental health problems that impact their ability to cope with day-to-day activities.

This course equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to improve the lives of the clients, families and communities in which you will work.

The Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Occupational Therapy incorporates 1000 hours of health practicum supported by CDU academics and registered OT professionals. There are unique placement opportunities in the Northern Territory's local, rural and remote areas.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island students are encouraged to apply. CDU's Indigenous Student Support services are on hand to support you through your degree. This course offers international study opportunities and welcomes international students with a dedicated international student support academic.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities in areas such as Community health centres, Public and private hospitals, Aged care facilities, Paediatric facilities, Education facilities, Mental health settings, Alcohol and drug services, Private clinics, Non-government organisations, Correctional institutions, Universities and research facilities, Corporate and industrial settings, Supported employment and government departments .

Professional recognition

Students are required to register with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (OTBA) and graduates can apply for registration as Occupational Therapists with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Credit transfers & pathways

Pathways for VET to Higher Education
Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a Bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline at Charles Darwin University. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:

Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2019: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments and 2019 HE Units and Fees.

2020: Information about fees and charges for 2020 will be published no later than 1 December 2019.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2020 is AUD $30,240.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

International applications

All International applicants must apply through StudyLink
unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only
International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia
should apply via SATAC.

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  • This course is being accredited for delivery in 2020.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

Occupational therapists have diverse career opportunities leading to work with clients across all ages in multidisciplinary health settings. On completion of this course, you will graduate with both a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Occupational Therapy and qualify to register as an Occupational Therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

This program provides a comprehensive understanding of Australia's health disparities and global health perspectives, including opportunity to participate in international study programs. You will be prepared to enter the OT workforce with skills and knowledge to work with people across all ages who may have motor-sensory or muscular-skeletal impairments, disability, injuries or mental health problems that impact their ability to cope with life activities.

There are 1000 hours of health practicum supported by academics and registered OT health professionals. CDU encourages students to consider placements in the Northern Territory local, rural and remote areas.

Detailed course requirements and study information will be published as soon as it becomes available.


Study plan

Detailed course requirements and study information will be published as soon as it becomes available.


Apply to SATAC for undergraduate studies

SATAC applications

Applications for this undergraduate degree are submitted through SATAC.


All the information you will need to know about the application and selection process is available on the SATAC website.

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