La Trobe University

Master of Occupational Therapy Practice

La Trobe University

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

Occupational therapists help individuals and communities to maximise productivity, wellbeing and quality of life through occupational participation. You will develop knowledge and skills in assessment and intervention, the therapeutic use of occupation and the adaptation of environments. Subject to completion of local requirements, graduates may be eligible to apply to practice in other countries including the UK, North America and Sweden. The course comprises 70 weeks of coursework (35 weeks per year), including 1000 hours of professional practice. First year includes a four-week full-time professional practice block; second year includes two eight-week full-time professional practice blocks and a ten-week project based learning placement. You will enrol into 120 credit points per year. For more information, please visit out Frequently Asked Questions. The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 - Masters Degree.


To qualify for the award of Master of Occupational Therapy Practice, students must complete 240 credit points in total consisting of: 240 core credit-points


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Enabling Change: Mental Health Across the Lifespan
  • Enabling Change: Musculoskeletal and Neurological Conditions
  • Foundations of Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy: Enabling Change C (children)
  • Professional Practice A

Standard entry requirements

  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Specialisation - recommended: Health, education, social, psychological or biological sciences, completed within the last ten years.
  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - WAM - Weighted Average Mark (WAM) 65% Additional WAM Information regarding WAM and Early Conditional Offers
  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Undergraduate requirements - Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • 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 Master of Occupational Therapy Practice is accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council (Australia and New Zealand) and is approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.Graduates of the Master of Occupational Therapy Practice 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 pathways

High-achieving students may be selected for the Honours program (comprising an additional 45 credit points). Successful applicants who do not have a background in biological sciences, for example anatomy and physiology, must undertake bridging course.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $87,600 No
  • Full-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: 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, Dec 8 2023

Further information

Annual National Police Check ($15.90) and immunisations (A$500). Prices are approximate. Accommodation costs for any clinical placements may vary according to the venue and location. Course commences Summer 3 (February). All applicants are required to provide specific information in the Supplementary Form before the closing date. See the How to Apply section for the form and closing date. La Trobe graduates are given first preference when applying for this program. Graduates who meet minimum requirements of a WAM of 65 per cent and relevant prerequisites will be eligible to apply.

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