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Occupational Therapy

Prepare yourself for professional practice as an occupational therapist.

Occupational therapy aims to promote the health and participation of people, organisations and populations through engagement in everyday activities or occupations.

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 years
Start Date: March
Tuition Fee: $41,000
Location: Adelaide Campus, Australia
CRICOS code: 090620D
Delivery mode: On campus

This profession has well established research and evidence-based practice, which you will analyse and apply in this course.

Teaching for the course is strongly connected to clinical settings across Adelaide and has close links with health care providers to best prepare you for professional practice as an occupational therapist.

Emphasis is placed on preparing you to become a contemporary health professional who is able to work effectively across a range of settings in metropolitan and rural or remote locations.

What you will study

The Master of Occupational Therapy consists of 72 units.

The Master of Occupational Therapy prepares you for professional practice as an occupational therapist.

You will progressively study topics focusing on:

  • evaluation and practice of occupational therapy
  • inter-professional practice
  • contemporary issues in occupational therapy practice.

Extensive fieldwork is included to ensure competency in practice.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


Occupational therapists work in a variety of settings across public health, non-government organisations and private practice. Occupational therapists are in demand across the health sector and this outlook is projected to continue.

Potential employers include:

  • state government departments such as health, disability and education
  • aged care providers
  • hospitals
  • rehabilitation services
  • mental health services
  • home-care services
  • private practice
  • paediatric services
  • GP Plus health care services.

Professional accreditation/recognition

This degree is accredited by the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.