Master of Occupational Therapy Practice

The Master of Occupational Therapy Practice course is a two year, accelerated learning program that will enable students with a completed Bachelor degree, to obtain a professional, entry level qualification at a postgraduate level of study, to practice as an Occupational Therapist. It is an integrated curriculum centered on Scenario-Based Learning (SBL). It is offered at the Peninsula campus of Monash University.

The Master in Occupational Therapy Practice (MOTPrac) is a full-time course over two years from July to May (mid-year intake). It will operate over 72 weeks and include 1000 hours of fieldwork education commensurate with World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) Minimum Standards for the Education of Occupational Therapists (2002).

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

Higher achieving students may be eligible to complete this as research to the equivalent of honours standard to be eligible to apply for a research masters or PhD program on completion.

Application guide

Domestic applicants

Semester 2/2022

Applications open

Applications close

Next intake

How to apply

Applications closed

Course full*

Semester 2, 2023

Apply directly to Monash

*Please note that there are limited places in this course. Admission into the course is competitive and applicants will be ranked on academic merit.


  • Only applicants who have provided all the required documents and are assessed as eligible will be included in the ranking for an offer.
  • Applicants who are currently studying must have their outstanding results finalised before they may be considered for an offer.
  • Conditional offers will not be made for this course to domestic students.

International applicants

Term 2/2022

Applications open

Applications close

Offers released

How to apply

Currently open

When course is full


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Apply through an agent

When submitting your application, please provide the following documents

  • Transcript/s and evidence of successful completion of all tertiary studies.
    • (Where applicable) applicants may be required to provide unit outlines for the Human Anatomy/Human Physiology subjects completed.
    • (Where applicable) evidence of completion of the Monash Human Biology Short Course or equivalent bridging course
    • (Where applicable) applicants who are currently studying must provide their outstanding results finalised by the application closing dates.
  • Proof of ID: ie, passport, birth certificate, citizenship or visa grant notice.
  • Evidence of satisfying the English Language requirements for this course.
  • Self Declaration form Applicants who select the English Test option (option 2) will need to provide a subsequent valid English Language Test result with the required scores.

For further information on entry requirements please refer to Find a Course.


  • A domestic applicant is either an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident or a New Zealand Citizen residing in Australia.
  • An international applicant is a citizen of another country who would like to come to Australia to study.