Monash Department of Occupational Therapy

22 January 2016

Diversity is the hallmark of occupational therapy practice. Occupational therapists work with individuals, families, and groups to assist them to overcome the limitations and restrictions that are caused by illness, psychological or emotional difficulties, developmental delay or the effects of aging. They are employed in organisations and communities to address the barriers that prevent people’s participation in accessing their community in ways that impact on their health and well-being. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages, so long as they have an occupational performance issues related to engagement in productive, self-care or leisure activities.

Monash Master of Occupational Therapy Practice

Monash Department of Occupational Therapy
Study occupational therapy at Monash University

Program: Master of Occupational Therapy Practice
Location: Peninsula Campus, (approx. 40 km southeast of Melbourne)
Semester intake: July
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: Monash has a general application deadline of October 31 each year; however, candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a bachelor degree in health, education, social, physical or biological sciences (or subsequent postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience). Applicants must have obtained a GPA of at least 65% credit average in their most recently completed university undergraduate degree.
If students do not have a background in health, education, biomedical, sociological and/or psychological studies, prospective students must complete one of the following or equivalent prior to the commencement of the course:

  • Study BMA1901 Human Structure and Function as a single unit enrolment at Monash.
  • Complete a Human Biology short course via distance education at Monash or equivalent.

Successful international applicants must be available for a Skype interview. All students must be available for an interview, either in mid-December or March.

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Would you like more information about how you can study occupational therapy at Monash University? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Occupational Therapy Schools Officer Krista McVeigh at, or phone toll free at 1-866-698-7355.