Course and Subject Handbook 2017 Courses Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) [End-on]

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) [End-on]

Course code




Course type

Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)


Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Course Structure



Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF level 7 Bachelor Degree in a discipline cognate to the proposed area of research within the previous five years; and

Achievement of an overall grade point average of 5.0 (i.e. credit average) across their bachelor degree, with credits or better in discipline-specific areas.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Students also need to take note that in accordance with the National Registration Board’s requirement, they must hold a valid IELTS minimum score of 7.0 in all components within 2 years prior to applying for registration upon Graduation as Occupational Therapists in Australia.

Additional selection requirements

Application for entry to the Honours program is by approval of the College Dean.

Quota restrictions on the number of honours places available may apply from time to time as determined by the College Dean.

Students for honours who have graduated with a pass degree from this or another university or who graduated more than five years ago may be required to complete such coursework or assessment as the College Dean recommends.

Special admission requirements

Students must be registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia through the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency.

Post admission requirements

Depending on the area of research, students may have to comply with the following:

Hepatitis B immunisation:

Students must provide evidence of being immune to hepatitis B within the first teaching period of their studies. A blood-borne viral disease may result in a student’s inability to obtain a placement in a Queensland Health facility and consequently may result in their inability to complete the requirements of the course as accredited by the relevant professional accrediting body. If a student has not complied with the above requirement by the last day of the first teaching period of their studies, their enrolment will be terminated immediately.

Suitability to Work with Children Card (blue card):

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. Students are required to obtain a Suitability to Work with Children Card (which involves a criminal history check undertaken by the Queensland Police) before the start of the first placement. Students must retain a current Suitability to Work with Children Card for the duration of their course, as failure to do so will result in the termination of their admission to the course.

For more information, refer to:

Blue Card Services

Current Apply First Aid and CPR Certificate:

Students must hold a current First Aid Certificate before undertaking professional or clinical placements. Students are responsible for any costs associated with obtaining this certificate.

Some professional/clinical placement agencies may require that students hold an advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate before undertaking a professional or clinical placement. Students are responsible for any costs associated with obtaining this certificate.

Australian Federal Police check:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Some placement agencies may require students to produce a current Australian Federal Police check. This is in addition to the requirements for a Blue Card. If requested, students must provide written confirmation of clearance to the Clinical Placement Officer prior to commencement of clinical placement.

Application documents can be accessed at:

Australian Federal Police

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules


Additional completion requirements


Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours), graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply a coherent and advanced body of theoretical and technical knowledge and skills, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in the discipline of Occupational Therapy

  • Critically review, analyse, synthesise and evaluate data and evidence to identify and propose solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence

  • Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute research with some independence

  • Communicate clearly and coherently to a variety of audiences through advanced oral and written English language, numeracy and computer literacy skills

  • Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes, in order to plan and implement ongoing personal and professional development.

Course Structure


Full-time Honours

OT4501:12 Occupational Therapy Honours Part 1 of 2

OT4502:12 Occupational Therapy Honours Part 2 of 2

Part-time Honours

OT4511:06 Occupational Therapy Honours Part 1 of 4

OT4512:06 Occupational Therapy Honours Part 2 of 4

OT4513:06 Occupational Therapy Honours Part 3 of 4

OT4514:06 Occupational Therapy Honours Part 4 of 4






Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year


Course progression requisites


Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)


Special assessment requirements


Accreditation requirements

Students enrolled in this degree must be registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia through the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency for the duration of the study or until they are no longer enrolled.

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade


Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing


Not eligible

Maximum allowed



Not applicable


Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title


Approved abbreviation


Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable