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Australian Occupational Therapy Schools

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Monash University Occupational Therapy School in Australia

Program Overview - Master of Occupational Therapy Practice

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University and Faculty: Monash University
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Program: Master of Occupational Therapy Practice
University Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
City Population: 35,000
Student Population: 3,500
Campus Location: Peninsula Campus (approx. 40 km southeast of Melbourne)
Program Duration: 2 calendar years
Semester Intake: July each year
Next Avail. Intake: July 2020
Est. Indicative Annual Tuition: $43,500 AUD (2019)

This two-year, accelerated learning program will enable students with a first degree other than occupational therapy, but in a related field to obtain a professional, entry-level qualification at a postgraduate level of study, to practice as an occupational therapist.

The Master in Occupational Therapy Practice at Monash University will require full-time enrollment over two years from July to May (mid-year intake). It will operate over 72 weeks and include 1000 hours of fieldwork education commensurate with World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) Minimum Standards for the Education of Occupational Therapists (2002).

The course is an integrated curriculum centred on Scenario-Based Learning (SBL). The two years of the SBL curriculum will be organised into the following units:

  • Foundations of Occupational Therapy
  • Humans as Occupational Beings
  • Occupational Performance
  • Enabling Change in Human Occupation
  • Transition to Practice and Advanced Professional Practice

Students complete an extensive practice-based project. Higher achieving students are eligible to complete this as research to the equivalent of honours standard to be eligible to apply for a research master or PhD program on completion.


Unique Features of the Program

The occupational therapy curriculum taught at Monash uses a combination of traditional and scenario-based learning methods and teaching techniques and incorporates knowledge from the disciplines of occupational science as well as the biomedical, behavioural and social sciences.


Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

Graduate qualifications in occupational therapy from Australian universities are recognized internationally. Monash University's Master of Occupational Therapy Practice program is approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).

Canadian students who wish to practice as an occupational therapist upon their return to Canada, should visit the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists website for accreditation and certification information: http://www.caot.ca/


Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

Successful completion of a bachelor degree in health, education, social, physical or biological sciences (or subsequent postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience). Applicants must have obtained a GPA of at least 65% credit average in their most recently completed university undergraduate degree.

  • one semester of anatomy
  • one semester of physiology

If you have not completed a minimum of at least one semester in human anatomy and one semester in physiology, you will be required to either undertake the Monash Human Biology short course or enroll into the BMA1901 Human Structure and Function as a single-unit enrolment at Monash after you have been offered a place into this course.

Please note Monash University charges international applicants a $100 AUD application fee. Your OzTREKK admissions officer will advise you how to make this payment directly to the university.


Number of Places Available for International Students: up to 10

Application Deadline: October 30 (for students who have already graduated). For students still currently enrolled but who will be completed before January, the application deadline is January 30.

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Lindsay Rewi

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