24 months
38400 AUD/year
27630 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Prepare yourself for professional practice as an occupational therapist with this Occupational Therapy programme from Flinders University.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Please note effective 20 March 9pm AEDT, the Australian Government implemented new travel bans and restrictions whereby only Australian citizens, Permanent Residents, their spouses and dependants could enter the country. For students who would like to study a course that’s offered on campus, we will work with you to enrol you online first and transition you to campus once the travel restrictions change.

Occupational therapy aims to promote the health and participation of people, organisations and populations through engagement in everyday activities or occupations.

This profession has well established research and evidence-based practice, which you will analyse and apply in this course.

Teaching for the Occupational Therapy programme from Flinders University  is strongly connected to clinical settings in Southern Adelaide and has close links with health care providers to best prepare you for professional practice as an occupational therapist.

Emphasis is placed on preparing you to become a contemporary health professional who is able to work effectively across a range of settings, and in metropolitan or rural/remote locations.


Occupational therapists work in a variety of settings across public health, non-government organisations and private practice. Occupational therapists are in demand across the health sector and this outlook is projected to continue.

Potential employers include:

  • state government departments such as health, disability and education
  • non-government agencies
  • private hospitals
  • aged care providers
  • schools
  • private rehabilitation companies.


The Master of Occupational Therapy course has fulfilled the requirements for entry level education of occupational therapists and has been awarded the status of Accredited Occupational Therapy Course by Occupational Therapy Australia and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Occupational Therapy Process
  • Occupational Science
  • Occupational Therapy Evaluation and Practice
  • Information and Technology in Occupational Therapy
  • Clinical Practicum
  • Interprofessional Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




72 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

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

Applicants must normally hold an approved degree with a GPA of no less than 5.0 or an equivalent qualification, and have either completed the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Principles of Occupational Therapy) at Flinders University, or demonstrated that they have completed the following prerequisite topics:

  • the equivalent of 9 units of study focused on an understanding of body structures and function, such as human biology, physiology and anatomy, including detailed musculoskeletal anatomy withan emphasis on the upper limb
  • the equivalent of 4.5 units of study focused on an understanding of the human and social environment and social perspectives in health, such as psychology andsociology
CRICOS code: 090620D

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38400 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    27630 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27630 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • $9,354 (Commonwealth supported)


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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