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Master On Campus

Occupational Therapy

Swinburne University of Technology

24 months
Duration
35600 AUD/year
29880 AUD/year
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About

The Master of Occupational Therapy at Swinburne University of Technology provides students with skills and knowledge in treating clients who may have neurological, musculoskeletal or mental health issues. 

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Overview

Students undertake problem-based learning: a case scenario is presented that allows for self-directed learning in teams. Students also complete three work placements in community- or hospital-focused agencies that offer short- and long-term therapy. A key component is completing a project-based unit in the Design Factory Melbourne. Working in teams, students gain industry experience by developing innovative solutions to problems provided by disability service partners.

The Master of Occupational Therapy at Swinburne University of Technology prepares students to be eligible to practice as a qualified occupational therapist. Once qualified, graduates are required to apply for registration to practice with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.Occupational therapists work in hospital, rehabilitation, residential care, mental health, community health, forensic mental health, school, paediatric and occupational rehabilitation settings. Occupational therapists assist people who have difficulty participating in everyday life. Everyday life activities include participation in the paid work force, leisure activities, and/or self-care activities. Clients may have neurological, musculoskeletal or mental health problems and may be living at home or in a supported living setting.

Problem-based learning

This course is designed for students who are interested in learning about how to enable participation in daily life using design, device and technology approaches. Students will use a problem-based learning approach to their studies. A scenario will be presented at the commencement of a topic that will set the scene for self-directed learning. There will also be concepts and skills classes that relate to the scenario.

Students gain problem-solving and critical-thinking skills by working through problems collaboratively to find meaningful solutions. This style of learning replicates the approach used by occupational therapists in practice.

Career opportunities

Occupational therapists work in hospital, rehabilitation, residential care, mental health, community health, forensic mental health, school, paediatric and occupational rehabilitation settings.

Aims and objectives

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to demonstrate entry-level, discipline-specific knowledge, skills and attributes  and demonstrate advanced level professional skills including the ability to be self-directed, work in teams, collaborate with others and advance their practice through critical self-reflection.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • An Occupational Perspective of Health 
  • Enabling Participation: Mental Health
  • Enabling Participation: Musculoskeletal and Neurological
  • Enabling Participation: Children 
  • Enabling Participation: Youth 
  • Evidence Review 
  • Enabling Participation: Advanced Practice

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

200 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code 089748J

Applicants who have completed a bachelor degree in any area of study are eligible to apply if they:

  • completed their undergraduate degree in the last ten years and obtained a minimum 65% GPA in their last year of study AND completed at least one unit in anatomy and physiology (such as BIO10004 Anatomy and Physiology) or an equivalent anatomy and physiology bridging course
  • have completed a postgraduate degree in the last ten years and obtained a minimum 65% GPA in their last year of study AND completed at least one unit in anatomy and physiology in their undergraduate degree (such as BIO10004 Anatomy and Physiology) or an equivalent anatomy and physiology bridging course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35600 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    29880 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29880 AUD per year during 24 months.

$7,950 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.

Funding

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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