|University and Faculty:||University of Sydney
Faculty of Health Sciences
|Program:||Master of Occupational Therapy|
|University Location:||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|City Population:||4.6 million|
|Campus Location:||Cumberland campus
(in Lidcombe, a suburb of Sydney)
|Program Duration:||2 years|
|Semester Intake:||March each year|
|Next Intake:||March 2018|
|Est. Indicative Annual Tuition:||$46,500 AUD (2017)|
|Est. Indicative Total Tuition:||$93,000 AUD (based on 2017 fees)|
The University of Sydney offers a two-year, graduate-entry Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program. It is intended for students coming from an undergraduate degree in any field who wish to gain the requirements to become an occupational therapist.
The Sydney Master of Occupational Therapy aims to provide students with the professional competency requirements for occupational therapy practice. The program is a mix of core coursework- and fieldwork-based units, along with elective units. Fieldwork placements are scheduled in both years of the program, and typically take place in full-time blocks. The second year of the course is predominantly based in fieldwork settings with some on-campus attendance.
The University of Sydney Occupational Therapy School encourages applications from people from a range of backgrounds into its MOT program. The program is designed to accommodate all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their prior degree. Students who already have a background in health will be able to select their program electives, while those without such experience will be required to take prescribed electives.
Eligible students in Sydney Occupational Therapy School's MOT degree are given the opportunity to complete the "Faculty of Health Science (FHS) Abroad" program, in which six elective credits from the final year of study can be undertaken in South and Southeast Asia. This opportunity allows Sydney Health Sciences students to make a meaningful contribution to a community in need and gain hands-on experience in community development through a four- to six-week placement with non-government organizations and other development agencies. In past years, students were placed in destinations such as Vietnam, Cambodia, India and Nepal.
The Sydney Faculty of Health Science has a whole campus dedicated to its programs, located on the Cumberland Campus in Lidcombe, which is 16 km from the city centre. Students entering the Master of Occupational Therapy on this campus will have access to amenities such as a Health Science Library, specialized laboratories and discipline specific equipment, on-site health clinics, a state-of-the-art sports centre and recreational and social amenities.Read what OzTREKK students have to say about the University of Sydney Master of Physiotherapy program!
The University of Sydney's Master of Occupational Therapy program is approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). The WFOT is the world-accrediting body for occupational therapists, and member countries adhere to this, including Australia and Canada. The University of Sydney's MOT program is similar to Canadian programs and contains the full 1,000 hours of clinical practicum required by WFOT. In Canada, professional registration requirements differ in each province, and OzTREKK encourages you to learn about the certification process required by your province's regulatory body.
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/
To be eligible to apply to the Sydney Master of Occupational Therapy, you must have
OzTREKK recommends that you apply for this program if you have achieved a minimum 65% cumulative average in your university studies.
Application Deadline: TBA. Applications for the 2017 intake closed September 30, 2016.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Krista McVeigh