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Key details

Duration

2 year/s full-time
4 year/s part-time
2 year/s full-time

Intake

Semester 1
Onshore - Semester 1
Offshore - No

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus

Credit points required

160

Course code

SOCTH1
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

Occupational therapy (OT) is a degree-based health profession.
Our accredited Master of Occupational Therapy degree is regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and equips you with the skills and knowledge to improve the lives of the people and communities with which you will work. Occupational therapists understand the importance of occupation to peoples and communities health and well being. You will develop the skills and knowledge to help achieve optimal health and well-being .
Gain invaluable real-world practical experience by completing 1,000 hours of practice education, with the support of CDU academics and registered occupational therapy professionals. There are unique placement opportunities in the Northern Territory's regional, rural and remote areas.
Our Master of Occupational Therapy offers and welcomes both First Nations and international students with dedicated support services on hand to support you through your degree.
There are inherent requirements for this course. Students must read and understand the requirements for this course prior to enrolling.

Professional recognition

CDU's Master of Occupational Therapy has been approved by the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia and accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council, Occupational Therapy Australia.

All students within the occupational therapy program will be registered by the College with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Under the National Law, all students are required to comply with a range of legislative requirements.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways


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

Fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2022: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $29,520.00. This equates to $3,690.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

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

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Why study health at CDU?

As an increasingly in-demand industry, there's never been a better time to find a career in healthcare. Become a qualified health professional with CDU's wide range of courses and gain the skills and knowledge to make an impact on the wellbeing of your community.

  • #2 Australian uni for graduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)
  • Study online, on campus, full-time or part-time as it suits you
  • Placements and research opportunities in the NT, across Australia, and around the world
  • Uniquely positioned to explore Indigenous health, tropical medicine and other issues of regional and national importance

What will I study?

Our Master of Occupational Therapy degree comprises 160 credit points, is delivered internally and externally, and includes 1,000 hours of practice education, supported by our academics. External student are required to attend on campus intensives and both internal and external students will need attend regular synchronous learning through tutorials/workshops (offered face to face and online). Unique opportunities exist in the Northern Territory's local, rural and remote areas.

Course structure



A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(12 units)
160cp

Compulsory Core units totalling 160 credit points as detailed below.

SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
HSC203 Perspectives of Indigenous Health
SWK312 Social Research Methods
OCC511 Occupational Therapy Profession and Practice
OCC512 Enabling Occupational Abilities and Participation
OCC513 Humans as Occupational Beings
OCC514 Mental Health Approaches in Occupational Therapy Practice (20cp) (available from 2023)
OCC515 Occupational Therapy for Children and Youth (20cp) (available from 2023)
OCC516 Occupational Therapy Practice for Adults and Older Adults (20cp) (available from 2023)
OCC517 Occupational Therapy Professional Practice 1
OCC612 Occupational Therapy Professional Practice 2 (20cp) (available from 2023)

  160 Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

 

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
OCC511 Occupational Therapy Profession and Practice CO OCC512 Enabling Occupational Abilities and Participation CO
OCC513 Humans as Occupational Beings CO OCC517 Occupational Therapy Professional Practice 1 CO
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO
SWK312 Social Research Methods CO HSC203 Perspectives of Indigenous Health CO
Year 2
OCC514 Mental Health Approaches in Occupational Therapy Practice (20cp)(available from 2023) CO OCC515 Occupational Therapy for Children and Youth (20cp)(available from 2023) CO
OCC516 Occupational Therapy Practice of Adults and Older Adults (20cp)(available from 2023) CO OCC612 Occupational Therapy Professional Practice 2(20cp)(available from 2023) CO

 

Entry requirements

Quota

The Master of Occupational Therapy is a highly competitive course with a limited number of places. This means that although you may meet the minimum entry requirements for the course, you may not be ranked high enough to receive an offer. Subquotas are in place for First Nation and NT Resident applicants.

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent international qualification with at least a credit average (GPA of 5.00).

Please be advised short-listed applicants may be required to undertake an interview.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 7.0 with no score below a 6.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) Test not accepted for this course.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency Test not accepted for this course.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 65 with no score less than 58 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 94 with no score less than 22 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

I've had the unique opportunity to explore tropical and rural health, which I may not have had the exposure to had I studied elsewhere.

Katie

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Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course. Students must read and understand the requirements for this course.

Australian qualification framework

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

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
No
Award
Master of Occupational Therapy
Faculty/College
College of Health and Human Sciences
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health, Allied Health Sciences

Contact details

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

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC, NSW or TAS.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (FF)
1CM627
N/A
Online (FF)
1CM627
N/A
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
108290K

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