University of South Australia (UniSA)

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) (IHOC)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00121B

The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) is designed to ensure students graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to become an innovative and competent occupational therapist. With a strong focus on practical skills, students complete more than 1,000 hours of field placements in settings such as community agencies, kindergartens and aged care facilities, providing valuable hands-on experience that enables a seamless transition from study to the workforce.


  • 144 units
  • including 13.5 Units of Honours courses.


  • Occupational Therapy - Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Human Neurosciences
  • Growth and Lifespan Development
  • Psychology
  • Occupational Science
  • Sociology.

Standard entry requirements

  • Qualify for South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) with competitive ATAR
  • OR complete secondary education equivalent to SACE
  • Complete International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Complete or partially complete higher education program
  • Complete four Open Universities Australia courses at undergraduate level or above
  • Complete an Advanced Diploma or above
  • Qualify for special entry
  • Complete a Foundation Studies program AND meet any pre-requisite and academic requirements. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission.


This program is accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council (Australia & New Zealand) Ltd. It is approved by the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia for the purpose of professional registration as an occupational therapist in Australia and is also approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Study pathways

Students can use this qualification as a pathway to further learning, including Masters by Research and doctoral studies.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City East International: $151,200 No

Further information

Students undertaking activities with the public or patients must demonstrate they meet mandatory pre-placement conditional requirements, including criminal history clearance, child related employment clearance and immunisation requirements. Students enrolled in a program leading to professional registration must be registered with the relevant National Board. The registration process is undertaken by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with the University providing notification to AHPRA following enrolment in the program.

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