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Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Southern Cross University

CRICOS provider number: 01241G TEQSA provider ID: PRV12043

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The course develops an understanding of the theoretical and practical components of occupational therapy, with a focus on general and specialist knowledge and skills. A combination of coursework and clinical experiences prepares students for work in diverse health care environments with the expertise to support people to live independently and take part in in everyday activities to improve their wellbeing.

Students complete professional placement in aged care, hospitals, community health, mental health services, schools, industrial environments, private practice, and a variety of health centres. Teaching resources include simulation equipment, splinting facilities, daily living lab for clinical and therapeutic techniques, anatomy and physiology labs.

Areas of study

Biological sciences, professional areas, social sciences. Optional major: Indigenous health.

Career opportunities

Occupational therapist in hospitals, schools, industrial environments, private practice, aged care, community health, mental health, disability services.

Professional recognition

Accredited by Occupational Therapy Australia and the Occupational Therapy Council of Australia, and approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Graduates are eligible for national registration and membership of Occupational Therapy Australia.

Practical experience

Up to 1,000 hours of clinical experience in healthcare settings, supported by clinical educators and facilitators.

Fees and charges

Refer to Southern Cross University current fee information.

Pattern of attendance: Duration for students commencing in June is 4.5 years full-time or 9 years part-time.

Essential requirements for admission

Inherent requirements: Check the essential components of this course (knowledge, skills, capabilities) to achieve the course learning outcomes.

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Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Recommended studies: Any 2 units of English.

Other applicants

Refer to Southern Cross University general admission criteria.

Further information

View all details of this course on the SCU website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2023)

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  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

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