Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
UniSC - University of the Sunshine Coast - Sunshine Coast

Course outline

Students gain skills to help people overcome limitations caused by injury or illness, psychological or emotional difficulties, developmental delay or the effects of ageing. They take courses in occupational therapy, biological and social sciences, public health, human development, functional anatomy and enabling occupation. Students gain clinical experience and meet requirements for professional accreditation with fieldwork placements available each year in rural and urban settings. Students select a research or project honours pathway at the end of second year (dependent on GPA). For more information, visit Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.


This program includes compulsory placements in settings that require full COVID-19 vaccination.

Other requirements

Students may be required to undertake some clinical placements outside the Sunshine Coast region in metropolitan and regional/rural centres. Expenses for these and other placement requirements are incurred by the student. Placements in third and fourth years are undertaken on a full-time basis. Before undertaking clinical placements, students must obtain a Suitability Card, complete a criminal history check (from second year), hepatitis B immunisation and first aid and CPR training and purchase an occupational therapy student uniform; refer to institution. The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast website.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); One of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Psychology, Health or Physical Education (Units 3 and 4, C); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Additional entry requirements

Applicants from a non-English speaking background must attain an Academic IELTS score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all other subtests, obtained within two years prior to the commencement of the program.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

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ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

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Career opportunities

Aged care worker, disability assessor, hand therapist, occupational therapist/rehabilitator, rehabilitation consultant.


World Federation of Occupational Therapists; Occupational Therapy Council of Australia; Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds
CSP/$9668 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

Sunshine Coast