24 months
49900 AUD/year
31800 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Occupational Therapy Practice program at Monash University will enable students with a first degree in a related field to obtain a professional, entry level qualification at a postgraduate level, to practice as an Occupational Therapist. 

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Diversity is the hallmark of occupational therapy practice. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages to address issues related to participation in everyday life caused by illness, psychological or emotional difficulties, developmental delay, the effects of aging, and life transitions such as retirement. They aim to address barriers that prevent individuals, families, and groups from accessing their communities in ways that are important for health and wellbeing.

The Occupational Therapy Practice program at Monash University  is an integrated curriculum centred on Scenario-Based Learning (SBL), including units focused on: Foundations of Occupational Therapy, Humans as Occupational Beings, Occupational Performance, Enabling Change in Human Occupation, Transition to Practice and Advanced Professional Practice. Fieldwork is embedded throughout the program, and includes an extensive practice based project.


You will gain the theoretical foundations of occupational therapy and practice including the concepts and principles underpinning occupational therapy practice and the relationship between the person, environment and occupations and the impact on human health and wellbeing. You will examine occupational therapy practice from a lifespan perspective and examine how illness, disability or occupational deprivation relate to cognitive, behavioural, emotional and psychosocial change.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Humans as occupational beings
  • Occupational performance, capabilities and components
  • Enabling occupation 
  • Transition to practice
  • Advanced professional practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • International students can apply for a place anytime throughout the year.


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS: 079265M 

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least high credit (65%) average, and have completed either:

  • A minimum of at least one six-credit-point unit of study in human anatomy/physiology or a related area from any recognised tertiary institution or
  • The Monash Human Biology short course* or
  • BMA1901 Human Structure and Function as a single-unit enrolment at Monash

Successful applicants must:

  • Satisfy the immunisation requirements specified by the Faculty
  • Complete a National Police Check each year before undertaking clinical placements
  • Hold a valid Working with Children Check

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    49900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49900 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    31800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31800 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • Fees for domestic students: Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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