Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

303804 v.2 Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) Degree Conversion (Offshore)


This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas


This degree conversion course is for international occupational therapy graduates who already have a Diploma in Occupational Therapy and want to upgrade their existing qualification to a degree by further developing their clinical skills and theoretical knowledge. This can be achieved by studying externally via distance education.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

Applicants must have completed an occupational therapy course of at least three years duration leading to a diploma level qualification which is approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). Applicants must also meet the University's basic English language requirements for entry. Applications must be made through the International Office.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis. Having met the entrance requirements students are awarded with recognition of prior learning of three years when selected to enter the Degree Conversion course. A minimum of one year of study, equivalent to eight full units (ie 200 credit points) must be undertaken for completion.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is equivalent to one year full-time study. Students are enrolled on a part-time basis and will complete one or two units per semester. Most students will complete the course in two years. The course should be completed within four years. Students are expected to commit approximately ten hours per unit per week to the course. This course is offered on a full fee paying basis only.

Professional Recognition

Graduates from this course are eligible to apply for membership of the Australia Association of Occupational Therapists and for registration with the Occupational Therapists Registration Board of Western Australia. The course is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure




Year 4 Semester 1

12341 v.4   OT 103 - Occupational Science 3.0 25.0
12344 v.3   OT 205 - Ergonomics and Occupational Health 4.0 25.0
12356 v.3   OT 303 - Mental Health 4.0 25.0
12358 v.4   OT 301 - Applied Neuroscience 4.0 25.0

Year 4 Semester 2

12362 v.3   OT 305 - Rehabilitation 6.0 25.0
300863 v.4   OT 402 - Applied Research 4.0 25.0
300874 v.4   OT 401 - Management Practice 4.0 25.0
300904 v.3   OT 406 - Professional Practice 160.0 25.0
N1 Electives indicated are to reflect recognition of prior learning awarded


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1       Y  
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2       Y  

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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