Occupational Therapy - M3001

Occupational Therapy

Bachelor degree (honours)

If you're passionate about promoting health and wellbeing, and wish to enable people to participate in activities to their full potential, Occupational Therapy (Honours) at Monash will set you on the right path. The practice involves working with individuals, groups and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do.

Drawing on the most current thinking and methods in the occupational, behavioural, social and biomedical sciences, Occupational Therapy (Honours) is an internationally recognised course that uses a combination of traditional and scenario-based learning methods and teaching techniques.

Your studies will include the foundations of occupational science, anatomy, physiology, psychology, inter-professional education, understanding health and occupational therapy practice. You will develop and apply this knowledge to the assessment and intervention processes used by occupational therapists when working with clients and client groups.

Fieldwork education in various practice settings will provide further opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills, while developing your appreciation of the relevance of ongoing learning in the context of supervised health service delivery.

Your clinical and professional skills will be enhanced through time spent working with students enrolled in other health science courses (e.g. physiotherapy and paramedic practice), enabling you to experience interdisciplinary service delivery and inter-professional education.

The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) is accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council (Australia & New Zealand) Ltd and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. This enables graduates to work worldwide subject to registration requirements of that country. International students should note that an IELTS of 7 is required to register to practice in Australia.

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At a glance


85 Note 2017 clearly in ATAR
75.35 Note 2017 lowest ATAR offer

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

  • On-campus at Peninsula: Full time
  • 4 years (full time)
Start date First Semester (February)
Qualification Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
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Occupational Therapy at Monash University

Do you have a strong desire to help people? Studying Occupational Therapy at Monash Peninsula may be perfect for you. Hear from current students about the high standard of research and teaching facilities on campus.

“Our lecturers have so much knowledge to share and are always challenging us, to ensure we become the best practitioners we can be. Many of our lecturers work in the field as well as teaching, which ensures we receive the most up-to-date information about OT practice as we learn.” Angela, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Over 1,000 hours fieldwork experience

“I've learnt so much already about client-centred care and furthered my understanding of issues that affect individuals. The highlight of the course was my placement in a rural hospital and I’m looking forward to working with professionals in the health care industry.” Michael

Occupational Therapy is a broad field of health, and this course covers many areas, including mental health, physical rehabilitation, paediatrics, acute roles in hospitals, chronic diseases, and even OT roles. We also get involved with project management so we have more options when we graduate.” Yaser, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements


Equivalent Australian Year 12


All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

English Maths Sciences/Other
Australian VCE subjects Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL N/A N/A
IB At least 4 in English SL or 3 in English HL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL N/A N/A

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

Non-School leaver requirements

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

University: Two single units at an Australian higher education institution satisfy minimum entry requirements, but more units may be useful for selection, especially in areas of study related to the course in which admission is being sought.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Extra requirements

Successful applicants will need:

National Police Records Check, Working With Children Check and Immunisation: Must complete a National Police Records Check and hold a current Working With Children Check before undertaking clinical placements. A first aid certificate is required, but will be incorporated as part of the first year curriculum. Immunisation: Students must satisfy the Faculty's immunisation requirements: (www.med.monash.edu.au/current/immunisation).

Failure to hold satisfactory checks may result in students being unable / not eligible to complete the required components of this degree.

Alternative entry pathways

Multiple pathways to this course

There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course, including pathways for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. .More about special admissions schemes...

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: M3001

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:


We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

The course develops through theme studies in related knowledge on occupation and health, therapeutic interventions and research in practice, which come together in professional practice and are demonstrated in the final placement and portfolio examination.