Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Support individuals living with injuries or disabilities to increase their capabilities and participate fully in the actions that occupy their everyday lives. Learn within a supportive, hands-on environment and benefit from over 1,000 hours of professional work experience. Build your skills working with real clients and experienced practitioners through the JCU Health Occupational Therapy clinic on the Townsville campus. The JCU Occupational Therapy course is accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council of Australia (Ltd).

#1 in Queensland

for skills development 2024 Good Universities Guide, UG Rehabilitation

5 Stars

for student support 2024 Good Universities Guide, UG Rehabilitation

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


English (Units 3/4,C); One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Health, Psychology or Physical Education (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 316101

Course detail

Real stories

  • Student of Bachelor of Occupational Therapy


    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

  • Student of Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)


    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.

  • Policy Officer, YWCA Canberra


    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.

  • Deputy Head of Occupational Therapy


    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.

  • Townsville Occupational Therapy


    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.