Flinders University

Master of Occupational Therapy



University Location Adelaide, South Australia
City Population 1.4 million
Student Population 26,000
Int'l Student Population 5,400
Main Campus Bedford Park
Program Campus Bedford Park
Program Duration 2 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $41,000 AUD (2021 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake March
Next Available Intake 2022
Application Deadline Rolling admissions*


Teaching for the Flinders University Master of Occupational Therapy is strongly connected to clinical settings in Southern Adelaide and has close links with health care providers to best prepare you for professional practice as an occupational therapist.

Emphasis is placed on preparing you to become a contemporary health professional who is able to work effectively across a range of settings, and in metropolitan or rural/remote locations.


The Master of Occupational Therapy prepares you for professional practice as an occupational therapist.

You will progressively study topics focusing on

  • evaluation and practice of occupational therapy;
  • inter-professional practice; and
  • contemporary issues in occupational therapy practice

Extensive fieldwork is included to ensure competency in practice.

You will undertake three clinical placements totaling 1,000 hours in accordance with the accreditation standards of the Occupational Therapy Council of Australia. These placements are full time and for eight weeks. You will need to undertake at least one full-time placement in a rural or remote area. Placements may be scheduled outside of normal university teaching weeks, and you will be provided with further details on commencement of your studies.

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 2.7/4.0 (approximately 70% +), and have extensive pre-existing knowledge in the following areas:


  • Human physiology
  • Human anatomy, including detailed musculoskeletal anatomy
  • Psychology and/or sociology
  • Research methods
  • Communication skills

Admission Timeline

*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.