Occupational Therapy Practice - M6017

Occupational Therapy Practice

Professional entry master degree

Diversity is the hallmark of occupational therapy practice. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages to address issues related to participation in everyday life caused by illness, psychological or emotional difficulties, developmental delay, the effects of aging, and life transitions such as retirement. They aim to address barriers that prevent individuals, families, and groups from accessing their communities in ways that are important for health and wellbeing.

This two year, accelerated learning program will enable students with a first degree in a related field to obtain a professional, entry level qualification at a postgraduate level, to practice as an Occupational Therapist.

The Master in Occupational Therapy Practice (MOTPrac) requires full-time enrolment over two years from July to June (mid-year intake). It operates over 72 weeks, with 1000 hours of fieldwork education commensurate with World Federation of Occupational Therapists' Minimum Standards for the Education of Occupational Therapists (2002).

The two-year course is an integrated curriculum centred on Scenario-Based Learning (SBL), including units focused on: Foundations of Occupational Therapy, Humans as Occupational Beings, Occupational Performance, Enabling Change in Human Occupation, Transition to Practice and Advanced Professional Practice. Fieldwork is embedded throughout the program, and includes an extensive practice based project.

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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Peninsula: Full time
Duration
  • 2 years (full time)
Start date July - This course runs on a term rather than semester basis and commences in early July
Qualification Master of Occupational Therapy Practice
Course Handbook

This two year, accelerated learning program will enable students with a first degree other than Occupational Therapy, but in a related field to obtain a professional, entry level qualification at a postgraduate level of study, to practice as an Occupational Therapist.

The Master in Occupational Therapy Practice (MOTPrac) will require full-time enrolment over two years from July to June (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).

The course is an integrated curriculum centred on Scenario-Based Learning (SBL). The two years of the SBL curriculum will be organised into the following units: Foundations of Occupational Therapy, Humans as Occupational Beings, Occupational Performance, Enabling Change in Human Occupation, Transition to Practice and Advanced Professional Practice. Students complete an extensive practice based project.

"Whilst it is an intensive program, the Master of Occupational Therapy is well structured and has allowed me to keep a balance between study, work and having a social life and even to go on international holidays between terms!"

- Rebecca, Master of Occupational Therapy student

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least high credit (65%) average, and have completed either:

  • A minimum of at least one six-credit-point unit of study in human anatomy/physiology or a related area from any recognised tertiary institution or
  • The Monash Human Biology short courseor
  • BMA1901 Human Structure and Function as a single-unit enrolment at Monash

*For more details please refer to: https://www.monash.edu/medicine/nursing/study/humanbiology

Applicants who are already registered Occupational Therapists in Australia or overseas are not eligible to be considered for this course.

English requirements

Level C
IELTS: 7.0 overall (no band lower than 6.5) TOEFL Paper-based test: 587 with a TWE of 4.5 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 94 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 24, Listening: 20, Reading: 19 and Speaking: 20 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

National Police Check, Working With Children Check & Immunisation

Successful applicants must:

  • Satisfy the immunisation requirements specified by the Faculty
  • Complete a National Police Check each year before undertaking clinical placements
  • Hold a valid Working with Children Check

Failure to hold satisfactory checks may result in students being unable to complete this course.

Making the application

Future students

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6017

Note: This course runs on a term rather than semester basis and commences in early July. Please make sure you read the extra requirements before you apply.

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$29,000

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Fee information specific to this course

Ausstudy (Domestic students only)

Domestic students in this course may apply for Austudy payments fromCentrelink / the Department of Human Services. See the Austudy site for details.

*Additional eligibility criteria apply.

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.