Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

Occupational therapists help people of all ages overcome barriers that affect their ability to engage in the everyday activities that are meaningful and important to them. They use a range of intervention strategies designed to help each person’s ability, such as modifying the task or environment, developing their skills, and/or education. Through this program, students will gain a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of occupational therapy, including foundation knowledge from the anatomical, physiological, social behavioural, and psychological sciences. Students gain practical experience from their first year in a variety of community and healthcare settings, in on-site clinics and placements with external partners throughtout Queensland. For more information, visit Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Hons) at UQ.

Other requirements

On admission, the following requirements must be met: first aid certificate (including CPR); Blue Card; current status information with respect to blood-borne transmissible viruses and tuberculosis (TB); and a schedule of immunisations. Details about these requirements are made available at the time of offer. For more information, visit Placements.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UQ and for this course, refer to UQ’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)

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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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




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, 2024

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Career opportunities

Occupational therapists in public and private hospitals; country or community health centres; rehabilitation units (medical, vocational, psychiatric); regular and special schools; special centres providing development and training for persons with a social, intellectual or physical disability; independent living centres; workplace health and safety units; nursing homes; psychiatric clinics and hostels; residential and rehabilitation centres for people with an intellectual disability; centres of tertiary education; research institutions; or private practice.


Occupational Therapy Australia.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

CSP/$9070 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree with honours
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

4 years Full time