Southern Cross University

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Southern Cross University
Institution rating
4.1
Duration
From 4 yearsfull-time(part-time available)
Study mode
On-campus
Next start date
July

Why study this course

Occupational therapy assists people of all ages to participate in the everyday tasks and activities (occupations) that they need and want to do, whether at home, at work, at school or in the community. Occupational therapists transform and adapt environments, activities, equipment and enhance performance to support and promote meaningful engagement and participation. They may work with individuals, groups, government and non-government organisations, in private practice and communities.


Career Insights from SEEK

of students felt this course had a positive impact on their career.
83%
Roles related to this course: Occupational Therapist, Disability Support Worker, Support Worker, Allied Health Assistant, and 2 more.

Recognition

This program is accredited by Occupational Therapy Australia and the Occupational Therapy Council, and is approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Coffs Harbour
  • Gold Coast

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

Visit Southern Cross 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 Southern Cross 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, Southern Cross 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.

This program includes 1,000 hours of professional placement to build your clinical and practical skills.


Visit Southern Cross 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
$70k2,305
Disability Support Worker
$75k3,553
Support Worker
$60k4,335
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What are students saying?

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Southern Cross University
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Published Aug 2018
Bachelor of Occupational TherapySouthern Cross University
Graduation date2017
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Good course, decent amount of practical experience. A little too paediatric focused at times, would have been nice to have more of a mixed case presentation.
Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of Occupational TherapySouthern Cross University
Graduation date2016
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
I feel the course content was excellent when it comes to applying your knowledge in real life situations. At present I am working as a community based OT and although it has its challenges I feel I can always draw on the knowledge from the course content and am able to apply evidenced based treatment plans into my therapeutic interventions.
Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of Occupational TherapySouthern Cross University
Graduation date2017
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
I thought the occupational therapy course at SCU was well put together and delivered. I hope in the future they only take on the amount of students they are able to fill placements for, as I know they were having trouble finding enough quality placements for our final placements. I got a great job straight out of uni and am loving life as an OT.

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Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

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  • Study options available at your campus
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
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Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

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