Flinders University

Master of Occupational Therapy



University Location Adelaide, South Australia
City Population 1.4 million
Student Population 26,100
Int'l Student Population 5,100
Main Campus Bedford Park
Program Campus Bedford Park
Program Duration 2 years
Estimated Annual Tuition AUD$45,100 (2024 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake March
Next Available Intake 2025
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.

Clinical Practice
Fieldwork placements form a vital and mandatory part of an occupational therapy degree. The World Federation of Occupational Therapists requires 1000 hours of fieldwork placement to be completed by students in approved programs. 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 8 weeks. You will need to undertake at least one full-time placement in a rural or remote area. Placements provide an opportunity for you to integrate your occupational therapy knowledge, attitudes, and skills in a practice environment.

Occupational therapy practice environments are diverse and may encompass acute hospitals, schools, community settings, private practices, rehabilitation units, and a range of other settings. Placements also occur in a variety of locations including metropolitan, rural and remote areas.

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, 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

*While there is no set 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.