Occupational Therapy Studies

University of Queensland

29 months
47136 AUD/year
29920 AUD/year
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Build on your undergraduate degree and qualify as an accredited Occupational Therapist in just 2.5 years with this master in Occupational Therapy Studies offered at the University of Queensland.


Occupational Therapy Studies offered at the University of Queensland is designed for students with an approved degree and who have completed courses in human anatomy, statistics, human physiology, and social science (including psychology, sociology, or anthropology).

Integrate your previous studies with the principles of occupational therapy practice. 

This program will see you develop the interdisciplinary knowledge and professional skills needed to practice as an Occupational Therapist. 

Undertake a range of research-focused courses. You will complete advanced training in clinical reasoning and health research, furthering your understanding of the role of evidence in occupational therapy practice.

Be confident and job-ready with more than 1000 hours on fieldwork and supervised placements. Our placements reflect the diversity of occupational therapy practice, and meet the standards set by the World Federation of Occupational Therapy.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies typically work across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, both in Australia and internationally. They may work in:

  • public and private hospitals
  • community health centres and agencies
  • rehabilitation units (medical, psychiatric and vocational)
  • aged care facilities
  • primary and secondary schools
  • private practice
  • industry and government institutions
  • nursing homes
  • psychiatric clinics and hostels
  • residential and rehabilitation centres for people with intellectual disabilities
  • supported accommodation, employment and leisure services for people with mental issues
  • housing and design services
  • early intervention units in regular and special schools
  • independent living centres
  • research institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Introduction to Occupational Therapy for Graduates

  • Occupational Performance & Evaluation across the Lifespan
  • Human Anatomy & Occupation
  • Creating Inclusive Communities: OT Practices for Promoting Inclusion (of People with Disability)
  • Health Sciences Research Discovery
  • Promoting Participation through Occupation & the Environment
  • Occupational Therapy for Children & Youth I for Graduates
  • Promoting Occupational Performance for People with Chronic Medical and Mental Health Conditions
  • Health Sciences Research Evaluation
  • Occupational Therapy for Children & Youth II for Graduates
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Occupational Performance & Participation for Adults with Acute & Chronic Medical Conditions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 29 months

Start dates & application deadlines




40 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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 code: 002041G

  • Applicants must hold a bachelor degree and have completed university level studies in statistics, human anatomy, human physiology, and social sciences.
  • Please see additional application information for further details on entry requirements.
  • Entry is competitive based on GPA with a limited intake capacity
  • The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47136 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47136 AUD per year and a duration of 29 months.
  • National

    29920 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29920 AUD per year and a duration of 29 months.


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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