Bond University

Master of Occupational Therapy



University Location Gold Coast, Queensland
City Population 600,000
Student Population 4,500
Int'l Student Population 2,100
Main Campus Robina
Program Campus Gold Coast
Program Duration 2 years (6 semesters)
Estimated Annual Tuition $68,520 AUD (2022 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake May & September
Next Available Intake September 2022
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.


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.

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.

The Master of Occupational Therapy is delivered from the Bond Institute of Health and Sport, situated within the Robina Health Precinct and nearby Robina train station.

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 (approximately 65% +) 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.


“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. The only negative is that the OT program is on the other campus, not on Bond main campus.

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