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.

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5 Stars

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Experience has no substitute

Benefit from over 1,000 hours of professional placements



  • Townsville: February



+estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

Fees currently displayed are indicative only. 2023 fees will be uploaded by October, 2022.


4 years full-time

Entry Requirements

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

English language requirements

Band 3a

If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.

View the international entry requirements for this course



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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.