Diploma of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Griffith College - Gold Coast/Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

This program enables students to become occupational therapists capable of working in a range of settings and roles, including emerging and innovative opportunities. In the higher education diploma year, students develop fundamental academic skills and cement their knowledge in foundation subjects and core concepts skills required for a career in health. Courses prepare students to work with individuals, groups and entire communities, and to influence policy and society. On successful completion, students progress into the Griffith University Bachelor of Occupational Therapy with partial credit. For more information, visit Diploma of Health Sciences at Griffith College and Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Griffith University.


Automatic progression to the bachelor’s degree is limited to a quota of two places and is subject to student results.

Fee notes

Fees for the Diploma programs are subject to change each year. Please refer to Griffith College tuition fees published for each program and can be found at https://www.griffithcollege.edu.au/study-options/. To calculate your degree fees use the Fee Calculator at http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees

Other requirements

Students must meet all professional practice requirements. For more information, refer to griffith.edu.au/griffith-health/fit-for-placement.


Applicant must have completed Year 12 or equivalent

Assumed knowledge

English (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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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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Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Upon completion of the bachelor work with individuals, groups and communities in social enterprises, charities, large companies, goverment organisation, schools and prisons.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

3 Oct 2024
9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

Level of Qualification
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

5 years Full time or 10 years Part time

Gold Coast