24 months
41600 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Delve deeper into the science and strategies that help people live full and meaningful lives regardless of age, disability, social or mental limitations, with this thought-provoking 2-year, full time, Master of Occupational Therapy from University of Canberra.

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UC recognises how important it is that you are able to continue with your studies while your travel plans are temporarily put on hold due to COVID-19. For this reason, we have developed a carefully selected range of online units for our most popular degree courses, enabling you to commence your study online before transitioning to face-to-face study once travel restrictions are lifted.

Please refer to our website for detailed info regarding availability/conditions etc.

This study path is perfect for students who are committed to a career transforming the lives of everyday people, groups, and communities and are serious about earning the qualifications to prove it.

In this course, you will get to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of health-related issues, top up your credentials with researched based competencies; and gain valuable on-the-job experience in real life scenarios.

Successful completion of this course will earn you a qualification recognised by Occupational Therapy Australia and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists which can open doors and opportunities in the health profession on a global scale.

Study a Master of Occupational Therapy from University of Canberra  and you will:

  • learn how to work with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they need to, want to, or are expected to perform in
  • work with a variety of people, including those who have an impairment of body structure or function, are restricted in their participation or are socially excluded

Career opportunities

UC Master of Occupational Therapy students will graduate into an industry that is expected to experience enormous and continuous growth as the aging population of Australia, and the rest of the world continues to grow.

As a result, there is expected to be a high demand for those with a master’s in occupational therapy to help guide research and policy practices in a variety of areas including aged care, disability services, paediatric services as well as many other community-based support services.

Once graduated, students can choose to continue with further study, or move into a variety of jobs in a range of public, private and voluntary sectors, including:

  • homes, schools, and workplaces
  • health and rehabilitation centres
  • supported accommodation
  • aged care
  • hospitals

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Planning
  • Foundations of Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy Professional Practice 
  • Humans as Occupational Beings
  • Occupation in Context
  •  Occupational Therapy in Mental Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

This course has an early closing date to submit applications by 30th April of every year. Domestic applicants must apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC




48 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed bachelor's degree in any discipline with a credit or higher average.
  • Admission to this course is competitive. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and the number of available places.
  • Please be advised that if you submit your application after the advertised closing date, your application may not be considered.
CRICOS Code: 069273E

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41600 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Domestic: Commonwealth Support Place (CSP)


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Occupational Therapy
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