24 months
41000 AUD/year
31707 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Occupational Therapy program from Flinders University aims to promote the health and participation of people, organisations and populations through engagement in everyday activities or occupations. 

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  • Prepare yourself for professional practice as an occupational therapist by taking the Occupational Therapy program from Flinders University
  • This profession has well established research and evidence-based practice, which you will analyse and apply in this course.
  • Teaching for the course is strongly connected to clinical settings across 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 in metropolitan and rural or remote locations.

Your career 

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
  • aged care providers
  • hospitals
  • rehabilitation services
  • mental health services
  • home-care services
  • private practice
  • paediatric services
  • GP Plus health care services.


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:

  •  Occupational Therapy Practice 
  • Occupational Science
  • Occupational Therapy 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

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 090620D 

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 with
  • an 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 and
  • sociology 
  • the equivalent of 4.5 units of study of research methods
  • the equivalent of 4.5 units of study in communication skills.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41000 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    31707 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31707 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National: $8,021 (Commonwealth supported)

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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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