Occupational Therapy

Interested in studying occupational therapy? Learn how you can study at a world-ranking Australian occupational therapy school.

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapists work with their clients to overcome barriers that may be preventing them from participating more fully in life. This might involve teaching alternative techniques to achieve a given task, or facilitating improvement of skills. Occupational therapists collaborate with family and carers where needed, and typically work in teams with other health professionals.

OTs have a variety of career opportunities ranging from work in hospitals to rehabilitation units to school, and from workplace health and safety units to psychiatric clinics to research institutions.

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How to Apply

The process of applying to study occupational therapy in Australia can feel both simple and confusing at the same time. That’s why we’re here. Our goal is to have the best prepared students ready for a first-class educational experience in Australia and New Zealand—and we take that to heart.

When you’re considering OT school in Australia, you may have questions about

  • your eligibility;
  • the application;
  • how (and where) to submit your documents; and
  • what we do with your application.

We’ve got you covered. Head on over to our how to apply to occupational therapy school in Australia page where you’ll find info about what to expect!

Practicing in Canada

Canadian students who wish to practice as an occupational therapist upon their return to Canada should visit the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists website for accreditation and certification information.

Visit our Related FAQ section further down on this page for more information or see our Practicing Occupational Therapy in Canada page.

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“…small class sizes and community partnerships allow for rewarding hands-on, practical experience”

I value how personalized the Master of Occupational Therapy program at Bond University was and how it has shaped me into the professional and resilient Occupational Therapist I am today. The learning experience is diverse; small class sizes and community partnerships allow for rewarding hands-on, practical experience and a chance to explore unique individual interests and career pathways. The thought of moving internationally is daunting but Bond provided an amazing support sys... Read More

Bond University Paige P (Graduated 2017)
Master of Occupational Therapy
Bond University, 2022

“There are small classes which helps facilitate my learning”

So far I am enjoying Bond, the staff are the kindest people I have ever met and the campus is absolutely stunning. I am enjoying it so far. There are small classes which helps facilitate my learning, the professors are nice and welcoming.

Bond University Amy D
Master of Occupational Therapy
Bond University, 2019

“I also really like that we are a class of 35 students”

Occupational Therapy is all about bettering the lives of others through their daily occupations. I love that I will soon be qualified to help people who experience challenges in their every day life and I love that everyone in my class has the same mindset as me in that we are all very helpful towards each other. I also really like that we are a class of 35 students because in less than a month we are all friends with each other and kind of feel like a family.

Alina K
Master of Occupational Therapy Studies
The University of Queensland, 2017