Occupational Therapy Practice

Monash University

Master On Campus
24 months
48000 AUD/year
29000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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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.


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.


Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:

  • critically appraise the occupational nature of human beings and the theories and basic principles related to enabling occupation and occupational performance and be able to communicate this efficiently and effectively to multiple stakeholders
  • analyse and critically appraise the physical social, institutional, and organizational barriers to people's participation in everyday occupations
  • create, design, innovate and evaluate strategies to address barriers to occupational participation
  • enable individuals, groups and communities to participate in everyday occupations that they want and need to do
  • practice in a culturally safe, ethical and respectful, client-centred manner by recognising the intrinsic value of people irrespective of culture, values, beliefs and socio-economic status

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of occupational therapy
  • 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
  • This course runs on a term rather than semester basis and commences in early July




96 alternative credits


On Campus

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).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48000 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    29000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29000 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Occupational Therapy Practice
Monash University