Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Australian Catholic University
Institution rating
4 yearsfull-time(part-time available)
Study mode
Next start date

Why study this course

  • Gain crucial real-world experience through 1,000 hours of professional placement.
  • On successful completion of the degree you will be eligible to register as a Practicing Occupational Therapist and for membership with Occupational Therapy Australia.
  • Learn to help people of all ages deal with different physical, cognitive and societal barriers.

Career Insights from SEEK

of students felt this course had a positive impact on their career.
Roles related to this course: Occupational Therapist, Disability Support Worker, Rehabilitation Consultant, Support Worker, and 4 more.


This program has been developed to ensure new graduates will meet the competency standards of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) and Occupational Therapy Council (OTC).

Entry requirements

Year 12 (senior secondary certificate)

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney

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

Visit Australian Catholic University'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 Australian Catholic University'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, Australian Catholic University 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.

Work placement

Work placement gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

Students will undertake 1000 hours of professional practice education, starting in first year

Visit Australian Catholic University's website to find out more about credit, RPL, or work placement.

Career Insights

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

Related rolesJob satisfactionMost common salaryJobs on SEEK
Occupational Therapist
Disability Support Worker
Rehabilitation Consultant
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What are students saying?

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Australian Catholic University
(7 reviews)

Published Aug 2018
Bachelor of Occupational TherapyAustralian Catholic University
Graduation date2015
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Having been in the first cohort of students to graduate from the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy course offered at Australian Catholic University, I could not speak more highly of my experience. Lecturers and course content were highly guided by industry knowledge and it gave students a great insight into the profession of occupational therapy. Placements were offered from well-known health institutions and knowledge that was gained from practical placements was invaluable.
Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of Occupational TherapyAustralian Catholic University
Graduation dateN/A
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
My experience of ACU and the occupational therapy faculty has been excellent. All tutors are very experienced in the workforce and have a wealth of knowledge. It has been very enjoyable to study here as staff are very sympathetic and understanding about individual circumstances.
Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of Occupational TherapyAustralian Catholic University
Graduation date2017
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
The teaching staff were very supportive and always available when you needed help. The prac and course content really prepared you for the first year working as an OT. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in studying OT

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Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

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  • Course price
  • Study options available at your campus
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
  • Support with sourcing placements
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Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

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