La Trobe University

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Help people reach their full potential. It's easy to take our daily activities for granted, like brushing our teeth, going to work or getting out of bed. Workplace injuries, chronic illness, disability and mental health issues can change our ability to do these things independently, impacting our quality of life. As an Occupational Therapist, you'll develop skills to help people maximise their abilities and reach their full potential. La Trobe's Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) provides you with the clinical knowledge, professional skills and industry connections needed to launch your career. A combination of tutorials, workshops, practical experience, online learning and 1000 hours of professional placements will enable you to use evidence-based occupational therapy assessments and interventions with people of all ages that improve their health and wellbeing.


To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), students must complete 480 credit points consisting of: 375 core credit points 60 core-choice credit points 45 elective credit points


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Diverse Perspectives of Occupation, Health and Wellbeing
  • Foundations of Professional Communication
  • Human Biosciences A
  • Human Biosciences B
  • Occupational Science: Introduction to Occupation
  • Research and Evidence in Practice
  • Understanding Health and Wellbeing
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education

Standard entry requirements

  • Recent secondary education - VTAC prerequisite: Year 12 English prerequisite (25) - Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
  • Recent secondary education - UAC prerequisite: Year 12 English prerequisite (Band 3) - equivalent to VCE 25 - One of English Standard, English Advanced (Band 3), English as an Additional Language or Dialect (Band 4).
  • International: IELTS - 7.0 < 7.0 - 7.0 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 7.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website:


The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) is accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council of Australia (OTC). Graduates of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) may be eligible to apply for registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia. Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Bendigo International: $156,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $156,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Bendigo, Melbourne (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Sep 30 2022

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