A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time
Location: On campus


Course name: Master of Occupational Therapy
Duration (full-time equivalent):  2 years
SATAC code: 2CM133
CRICOS code: 090620D


The Master of Occupational Therapy aims to prepare you for professional practice as an occupational therapist across a range of settings, including rural and remote areas.

The course prepares you to become a contemporary, client-centred health professional able to work effectively within an interdisciplinary team.

This course has been developed to meet the Occupational Therapy Council’s Accreditation Standards (2012) and also the requirements of the World Federation of Occupational Therapy in regard to occupational therapy programs. The Master of Occupational Therapy has fulfilled the requirements for entry level education of occupational therapists and has been awarded the status of Accredited Occupational Therapy Course by Occupational Therapy Australia and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

The Master of Occupational Therapy is an approved program for registration by the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia which has set registration standards that aim to ensure that every registered health practitioner has the qualifications and skills to provide safe care to the Australian community. Registration standards include criminal history, English language skills, professional indemnity insurance and such. Students need to meet these requirements, in addition to completing their degree, to be able to practice as an occupational therapist. For full details, applicants are advised to visit the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia - Registration standards.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally hold an approved degree with a GPA of no less than 5.0, or an equivalent qualification; and have either completed the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Principles of Occupational Therapy) at Flinders University OR demonstrated that they have completed the following pre-requisite topics:

  • the equivalent of 9 units of study focussed on an understanding of body structures and function such as human biology, physiology and anatomy including detailed musculoskeletal anatomy with an emphasis on the upper limb
  • the equivalent of 4.5 units of study focussed on an understanding of the human and social environment and social perspectives in health such as psychology and sociology
  • the equivalent of 4.5 units study of research methods
  • the equivalent of 4.5 units of study in communication skills

Additonal requirements

All Occupational Therapy students will be required to complete a criminal history screening check prior to undertaking any placement.

Immunisation and Communicable Diseases: Requirements for Clinical Placements

This course includes clinical placements which aim to provide students with the practical experience required for the workplace. Students on placement have both an increased risk of most vaccine preventable diseases as well as the potential to transmit infections to susceptible patients. Students who are required to complete clinical placements as part of their course must therefore be immunised in accordance with the relevant State or Territory immunisation  standards (e.g. Health Immunisation for Health Care Workers in South Australia 2014 Policy Guideline)  and any additional private provider requirements as needed.

Further information about immunisation and other clinical placement requirements.


Domestic students
Mid year entry: No
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.



International students
Mid year entry: No
Applications: How to apply
Application closing dates:

Open: 1 April 

Close: Subject to availability



Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Master of Occupational Therapy 

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2018: $9,352


Place type: Full fee paying

2018: Fees are not available

2018: $35,200
2019: $38,400

Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?