Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

University of Adelaide, The

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

Occupational therapists help us build and protect the specific capabilities we need to effectively participate in the critical activities of our daily lives: learning, socialising, playing, doing our jobs and simply looking after ourselves. By guiding and supporting physical and psychological progress, they help individuals, families and communities create or restore meaning, purpose and independence.


  • In the first year of study, you will be introduced to anatomy, physiology, public health and health research courses with a focus on occupational therapy principles. The second year includes detailed applied anatomy of the lower and upper limbs and explores the pathophysiologic basis of disease. Occupational Therapy specific courses prepare you for professional practice, while you will elect to pursue courses that focus on rural or international health perspectives. The third year of the degree focuses on specialised practice principles including children and families, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, and mental health across the lifespan. The fourth year of the degree provides an opportunity to apply learning in professional practice settings, under the supervision of registered clinical professionals. From late third year, you’ll choose one of two streams—research* or industry— and undertake a major project. Research will hone your skills in developing new knowledge
  • industry focuses on integrating research into practice.

Standard entry requirements

Recent Secondary Education: Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.Higher Education Study: You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $188,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years

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