University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

University of Newcastle
Institution rating
4.1
Duration
4 yearsfull-time
Study mode
On-campus
Next start date
February

Why study this course

This program introduces students to work with individuals and communities to promote health and wellbeing by ensuring that all are able to participate in everyday activities. Blending theory and practice, the program encourages students to be problem solvers, creative thinkers and self-directed learners. It combines studies in the biomedical, behavioural and occupational sciences. Occupational therapy is a health science profession which bases its practice on the study of people and their performance of daily activities including self-care, education, work and recreation. It is concerned with promoting people's well-being by assisting in their adaptation to the demands of their environment, and promoting their capacity to cope with everyday tasks. Extensive clinical practice is integrated through the program commencing in first year, and can include placement in the Hunter Region, NSW, Australia or overseas. Clinical centres can include major teaching hospitals, rural and remote hospitals and private practices.

Career Insights from SEEK

of students felt this course had a positive impact on their career.
100%
Roles related to this course: Occupational Therapist, Disability Support Worker, Counsellor, and Lecturer.

Recognition

This program is accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council of Australia.

Entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent; OR
  • Completion of a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma; OR
  • Partial completion of a Bachelor degree; OR
  • Completion of a pathway or foundation course

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Newcastle

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit University of Newcastle's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit University of Newcastle's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, University of Newcastle can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.


Visit University of Newcastle's website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Career Insights

SEEK users who hold a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) have been employed in these roles:

Related rolesJob satisfactionMost common salaryJobs on SEEK
Occupational Therapist
$70k2,969
Disability Support Worker
$75k4,450
Counsellor
$70k1,819
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What are students saying?

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
University of Newcastle
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Published Jun 2018
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)University of Newcastle
Graduation date2017
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
The course was good, pretty much what I expected of a bachelor degree. The staff were there whenever you needed them, I was always able to ask for help. The atmosphere and environment of the uni was what I wanted as well.
Published May 2018
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)University of Newcastle
Graduation date2015
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
The course was well structured and taught me valuable skills. I have been able to use this degree and developed a career that I love.
Published May 2018
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)University of Newcastle
Graduation date2015
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Occupational Therapy is a diverse field to work in, with many different areas in which you can specialise. I think that the depth of which they presented most of these areas is admirable within the constraints of the course length(4yrs). Some lecturers were more engaging in their delivery than others, and some subjects I found had too much emphasis, which turned out not to have a lot of relevance when attempting to find a job. A lot of students were unhappy with the manner in which the university allocated practical placements, however I was pleased to be able to get a range of different settings.

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Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

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