New semester intake for UQ Occupational Therapy School

5 February 2015

OzTREKK has just received news that the UQ Occupational Therapy School has changed the semester intake for its occupational therapy program. In past intakes, this program was 2 calendar years in duration and commenced in UQ’s Summer Semester (November). Starting this year, the program will be 2.5 years in duration and will commence in UQ’s Semester 2 (July intake each year).

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Therefore, the application deadline for UQ Occupational Therapy School has now changed to Friday, Feb. 27, 2014. In order for applications to be submitted to UQ on time, OzTREKK is encouraging applicants to have their applications and supporting documents at the OzTREKK office by Thursday, Feb. 26.

Master of Occupational Therapy Studies program equips graduate-entry students with the theoretical knowledge, clinical skills and professional attributes necessary for a career in occupational therapy.  In addition to a focus on clinical occupational therapy practice, emphasis is placed on the use of prior skills and knowledge to enhance the effectiveness of occupational therapy practice; and the development of advanced adult learning skills for ongoing professional development. In second year, management, research, and advanced clinical practice is covered.
Program: Master of Occupational Therapy Studies
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Next semester intake: July 2015
Duration: 2.5 years
Application deadline: February 27, 2015

Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

There are 10 places available in the program each year for international students, including students from Canada. Offers will be made to applicants with the highest academic rank.
To be eligible to apply, you must have

  • completed an undergraduate degree (preferably in the fields of human kinetics/kinesiology or physical or biological sciences);
  • have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your university studies; and
  • completed the Master of Occupational Therapy Studies prerequisite subjects as follows:
    – one semester of statistics;
    – one semester of human anatomy;
    – one semester of human physiology.
    – one year (or two semesters) in social sciences, e.g., psychology, sociology, anthropology

Please note that the above criteria are minimum requirements. Once prerequisites are met, entry is via a competitive selection process based on grade point average (GPA).
It is recommended that you apply for this program if you have achieved a minimum 65% cumulative average in your university studies. Students who have not yet completed an undergraduate degree may apply, as long as they will have graduated prior to commencing the program.
Applications close Friday, February 27, 2015 Australia time, so please have your complete application submitted before Thursday, February 26, 2015.

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Do you have any questions about studying occupational therapy at the UQ Occupational Therapy School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Occupational Therapy Schools Officer Jaime Notman at, or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.