Bond University

Master of Occupational Therapy



University Location Gold Coast, Queensland
City Population 666,087
Student Population 5,710
Int'l Student Population 2,261
Main Campus Robina
Program Campus Gold Coast
Program Duration 2 years (6 semesters)
Estimated Annual Tuition AUD$74,640 (2024 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake May & September
Next Available Intake September 2024
Application Deadline No set deadline*
International Places up to 35 (65 – 70 total)


Bond University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program is designed to produce highly competitive graduates with comprehensive clinical skills as well as possessing solid business acumen and research experience. It is the first occupational therapy master’s in Australia to offer you the opportunity to complete a clinical research project or undertake business electives in preparation for a career in private practice.

In this video, former OzTREKK student Paige explains how her career in occupational therapy is so rewarding, and why she’s grateful she chose to study OT at Bond University!

Bond Institute of Health & Sport
As a MOT student, you’ll undertake studies in Bond University’s brand-new $45-million, state-of-the-art Bond Institute of Health & Sport. It’s a world-class teaching and training facility, focusing on promoting healthy behaviours and lifestyles through research to better the lives of students, athletes, and the wider community.

Located just 4 km from the Bond University main campus, the institute is adjacent to the Robina Hospital, the CBus Super Stadium, and the Robina train station.

You’ll be studying in clinical skills laboratories designed to simulate real medical environments, and modern teaching and research laboratories with the latest scientific equipment. The purpose-built tutorial rooms cater to small-group learning and lecture theatres are equipped with video streaming, wireless, and an audience-response system. The building also features a dedicated computer laboratory, conference and meeting facilities, a multimedia study centre, and an on-site café.

The facilities at the institute not only support the university’s student athletes and premier health and sport programs but also attract international athletes and sport organizations for elite competition preparation.


The Master of Occupational Therapy at Bond University combines lectures, tutorials, workshops, case studies, fieldwork and simulation to embed the skills and knowledge needed to succeed as an occupational therapist. You will learn from highly qualified occupational therapy academics with clinical and research experience.

Clinical Placements
You will have the opportunity to develop skills related to the specialist practice of occupational therapy through extensive professional practice placements in a variety of settings such as private practice, community and mental health services, aged care and hospitals. The program places a strong emphasis on practical experience with 1,000 hours of practice education across various clinical contexts.

You will engage in research training before specializing in one of two elective pathways:

Clinically Focused Research Pathway
The clinically focused research pathway culminates in an individual research project that may be eligible for publication. This pathway prepares you for entry into higher research degrees and careers in research and academia, as well as bolstering research networks.

Business-focused Research Pathway
This pathway enables you to undertake business electives that will enable you to assume management roles, and will better prepare you to work in the growing private sector. The pathway culminates in an industry research project where you will apply both research and business skills.

New ACOTE accreditation status presents great opportunities for Bond University’s Master of Occupational Therapy and Professional Doctorate of OT program students to complete their entry-level OT program in Australia and easily transfer back to US to register to practice in any US state.

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have a completed undergraduate degree in a related discipline from a recognized university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0/4.0 and have extensive pre-existing knowledge in the following areas:

  • anatomy (1 semester)
  • physiology (1 semester)
  • psychology or sociology or behavioural science (2 semesters)

Admission Timeline

*While there is no set application deadline, offers are made throughout the year based on academic merit and subject to availability in the program. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible as this program can fill quickly.


“Small groups mean one on one relationships with professors”

Love the close knit, small program size that contributes to VERY VERY individualized education. Free student therapy and easy access to medical and other support services. Nothing much that I dislike - other than the price but that's the cost of being an international student! Small groups mean one on one relationships with professors which help with ensuring you are really learning. What I dislike is that we only have two very long placement blocks instead of a bunch of short ones - less chance to try different areas.

Bond University Hannah G
Master of Occupational Therapy
Bond University, 2023

“…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