Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Australian Catholic University - Brisbane

Course outline

Occupational therapists play an important role in the lives of individuals and communities to enable participation in occupations of self-care, productivity and leisure. Students in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy will gain the skills and knowledge to enhance the ability of people with impairments to body structure or function, or who experience physical, emotional or social disability, to adapt to and cope with the demands, tasks and activities of their daily lives. Students will develop the ability to analyse and assess occupational performance, apply and evaluate interventions to enable occupational performance and collaborate and communicate effectively with clients, their families and colleagues. Up to 1000 hours of fieldwork and clinical placements are undertaken throughout the course.
An embedded honours program is available from third year for high-achieving students.
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The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy program is course is fully accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council of Australia on the Brisbane, Melbourne and North Sydney campuses and accredited with conditions on the Ballarat campus. Graduates of accredited programs will be eligible for registration as practicing Occupational Therapists with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and for membership of Occupational Therapy Australia. Read the Registration Standards for Occupational Therapy.

Fee notes

Average first year fee. Indicative only; subject to passage of legislation.

Other requirements

Students undertake approximately 1000 hours of professional experience across four years. Before students can begin professional experience for this course, students should review the mandatory State or Territory legal and industry policy requirements. An overview of these requirements can be found at Students must meet the inherent requirements – essential components of this course (capabilities, knowledge and skills) – to achieve the course learning outcomes. For more information see

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for ACU and for this course, refer to ACU’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); One of Chemistry, Biology or Physics (Units 3 and 4, C)

Additional entry requirements

Applicants who have undertaken higher education study at bachelor level or higher with one full year completed are considered on the basis of the selection rank from that study.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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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, 2024

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Career opportunities

Public and private hospitals, community health centres, rehabilitation centres, private practice, nursing homes, aged-care facilities.


Occupational Therapists Australia.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

CSP/$8763 (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