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Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Make a difference in the lives of others through Occupational Therapy, with a focus on healthcare in rural and remote settings.


in Australia for full-time employment outcomes* *Good Universities Guide 2022, UG study area


Median graduate salary* *Good Universities Guide 2022, UG study area

Experience has no substitute

Benefit from over 1,000 hours of professional placements



  • Townsville: February, July



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


4 years full-time

6 years part-time

4.5 years full-time for mid-year entry

Entry Requirements

ATAR 72.45

English (3/4,C) plus one of: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Health, Psychology or Physical Education (3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 316101

Course detail

Real stories

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    Cheyenne Gamble

    Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

    Studying here has opened up so many opportunities for me to join associations that I never would have if I wasn’t at JCU. I have made friends and gained connections all over Australia. It has given me knowledge and inspiration on how to help my community and other rural and remote communities

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    Mackenzie Mete

    Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

    Studying at JCU has provided me with so many valuable learning experiences that have expanded my knowledge and professional development. I love all that this degree has had to offer including the opportunity to complete my practical placements within rural and remote communities.

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    Diane Bakon

    Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

    As a student, I was provided with countless opportunities to develop my skills, knowledge and practices. The lecturers were engaged in my learning and progress and negotiated placements across a range of settings to ensure that I gained experiences relevant to my learning, interests and career goals.

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    Daniel Lowrie

    Deputy Head of Occupational Therapy

    Our emphasis on rural and remote practice, in both our teaching and clinical placement opportunities, equips our students with a wide array of professional skills and knowledge. This results in our graduates being highly employable, not just throughout Australia but also internationally.

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    Nicole Brown

    Townsville Occupational Therapy

    Graduates from Occupational Therapy at JCU are equipped with strong theoretical knowledge and the ability to apply theory to practice. The graduates are passionate, evidence-informed therapists guiding the individuals they work with to help achieve their potential.