Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) (UG:Bachelor (Hons))

University of Newcastle, Australia Australia

Cricos: 00109J

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The award
UG:Bachelor (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
AUD 31330 per year

All study options

About Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) at University of Newcastle, Australia

Help people live a healthy and full life.

UON trains world-class occupational therapists. Our graduates work worldwide, helping people and communities overcome unique challenges to get the most out of everyday life activities. You might help children reach developmental milestones or manage their disability. You could assist older clients to return to their daily lives after a stroke or hip replacement. Or perhaps you will help people return to work following an accident.

As a UON graduated occupational therapist, your skills will be invaluable as you work closely with individuals to assess their unique situation, determine goals and put together a plan for success.

Why study with us?

  • Our graduates get jobs: 96% of occupational therapy graduates from 2016 secured employment within four months of graduating.
  • Learn from research leaders: UON is a global leader in medical and health science research, keeping you on the forefront of breaking research discoveries.
  • World-class facilities: Our interactive, specially designed clinical skills laboratory includes a modified bathroom and kitchen and a virtual house and playground.
  • Be work ready with 1,000+ hours of hands-on experience through clinical placements in public and private centres. You may have the opportunity to complete an overseas placement, or be eligible for international travel grants and scholarships.
  • Tick the boxes for professional registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.

What will you study?

Your occupational therapy studies at UON will teach you theoretical knowledge in biomedical, behavioural and occupational sciences. You will also have plenty of opportunities to hone your skills through hands-on professional placements. You will:

  • Gain professional occupational therapy skills through case-based training and interactive team work activities designed to help you become a creative thinker and self-directed learner.
  • Learn exceptional communication and interpersonal skills needed to work one-on-one with patients as an occupational therapist.
  • Develop critical research skills that will set you in good stead for life-long learning in the field of occupational therapy.

Areas of study include:

  • anatomy and physiology
  • biomedical, behavioural and occupational sciences and therapy
  • mental health
  • psychology
  • sociology and community development

All UON occupational therapy students graduate with Honours, giving you a distinct advantage when seeking employment. As part of the honours component you can choose from two study pathways.


Our graduates are well prepared and enjoy great employment prospects with 96% securing jobs within four months of completing their degree. Careers in occupational therapy are immensely rewarding as you work closely with individuals to assess their unique situation, determine goals and put together a plan for success.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardUG:Bachelor (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsFebruaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 31330 per year

Entry requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.

  • Admission information for Australian students and residents
  • Admission information for international students

You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Find out if you are eligible for bonus points.

Current Australian Year 12 students:

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry is based on ATAR or interstate equivalent.

Non school leavers and previous Australian Year 12 students:

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on:

  • previous Year 12 studies and/or
  • Higher education, tertiary or post-secondary qualifications and/or
  • Overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students apply through UAC and have the opportunity to access the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entry program which incorporates an interview process considering personal attributes as well as educational qualifications.
All International students:

Apply directly to International Admissions. International applicants must satisfy an English Language proficiency requirement.

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