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University of Canberra

Suburb , ACT ,Australia

Master of Occupational Therapy - 132JA

Delve deeper into the science and strategies that help people live full and meaningful lives regardless of age, disability, social or mental limitations, with this thought-provoking 2-year, full time, UC Master of Occupational Therapy course.

This study path is perfect for students who are committed to a career transforming the lives of everyday people, groups, and communities and are serious about earning the qualifications to prove it.

In this course, you will get to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of health-related issues, top up your credentials with researched based competencies; and gain valuable on-the-job experience in real life scenarios.

Successful completion of this course will earn you a qualification recognised by Occupational Therapy Australia and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists which can open doors and opportunities in the health profession on a global scale.

Apply today and become the difference in the lives of others.

Campus Information

Canberra, Bruce

The University of Canberra is located in the suburb of Bruce in the Australian Capital Territory. Surrounded by Lake Ginnindera, the new suburb of Lawson, Radford college and residential housing, regular public buses can drop you right on campus. Open space, natural calm, tall trees and wildlife. Close to the city. Convenient to shopping. Great food, cool cafes, events and markets; a buzzing social hub with something for everyone. Student accommodation, an on-campus medical and counselling centre, the Australian Institute of Sport, Calvary Public Hospital, Belconnen Shopping Mall and a variety of restaurants are all within walking distance.


  • Aug

Application Processing Time in Days: 14

Application Process

More Information required
10 Days
Possible interview call from institution
10 Days
Provisional/ unconditional offer
20 Days
Visa process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

UC Master of Occupational Therapy students will graduate into an industry that is expected to experience enormous and continuous growth as the aging population of Australia, and the rest of the world continues to grow.

As a result, there is expected to be a high demand for those with a master’s in occupational therapy to help guide research and policy practices in a variety of areas including aged care, disability services, paediatric services as well as many other community-based support services.

Once graduated, students can choose to continue with further study, or move into a variety of jobs in a range of public, private and voluntary sectors, including:

  • homes, schools, and workplaces
  • health and rehabilitation centres
  • supported accommodation
  • aged care
  • hospitals

PSW Opportunity

Major Cities

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane

Regular 2 years post study work visa for international students completing Bachelors and Masters degrees (minimum 92 weeks), 3 years for Masters by Research and 4 years for PhD. graduates

Cities and major regional centres

  • Perth
  • Adelaide
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast Canberra Newcastle/Lake Macquarie
  • Wollongong/Illawarra Geelong
  • Hobart

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an 
additional year in Australia on a post-study work visa
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 3 years of PSW visa)

Regional centres and other regional areas

All other locations 
(list of cities)

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional 
2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa 
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

A completed bachelor's degree in any discipline with a credit or higher average.



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