Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) at Monash University uses a combination of traditional and scenario-based learning and teaching methods. Students develop expertise in working cooperatively to seek out information and applying their learning to situations relevant to occupational therapy practice. The curriculum incorporates knowledge from the disciplines of occupational science (the study of humans as occupational beings), as well as biomedical, behavioural and social sciences. It begins with foundation units in occupational science, anatomy, physiology, psychology, inter-professional education, understanding health and occupational therapy practice. Students then develop and apply this knowledge to the assessment and intervention processes used by occupational therapists when working with clients and client groups.

The Occupational Therapy course prepares graduates to practice as entry-level occupational therapy practitioners.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) program will have access to a wide range of career opportunities in health and human services and become part of an international community of occupational therapy practitioners. A degree in occupational therapy provides a breadth of employment opportunities, working with individuals, groups, organisations or communities.

At Monash we strive to develop OT graduates who are:

  • Occupation-focused, socially responsible, culturally respectful, and globally aware
  • Critical, self-reflective, flexible and collaborative in their approach to their work
  • Effective communicators, team members and ambassadors of an occupational perspective of health
  • Able to critically appraise, apply and translate knowledge into practice
  • Able to innovate, create and facilitate professional practice / knowledge development
  • Committed to lifelong learning and advancement of the occupational therapy profession