Monash University

Master of Occupational Therapy Practice



University Location Melbourne, Victoria
City Population 4.8 Million
Student Population 73,800
Int'l Student Population 19,075
Main Campus Clayton
Program Campus Peninsula
Program Duration 2 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $48,000 AUD (2020 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake July
Next Available Intake July 2021
Application Deadline No set deadline*
International Places up to 10


The Monash University Department of Occupational Therapy is a world leader in the generation of knowledge about occupation, participation and well-being and provides occupational therapy education that is socially responsive, community-focused, evidence-based and international in its outlook.

The occupational therapy curriculum uses a combination of traditional and scenario-based learning methods and teaching techniques and incorporates knowledge from the disciplines of occupational science as well as the biomedical, behavioural, and social sciences.


The Master of Occupational Therapy program at Monash University prepares you to practice as entry-level occupational therapy practitioners. The curriculum focuses on

  • the interrelationships of occupation with health and well-being and the nature of occupational performance and participation as the core body of knowledge supporting the practice of occupational therapy;
  • practices centred on the client’s expressed occupational desires, wishes, needs and goals; and
  • practice that is evidence-based.

The course is an integrated curriculum centred on Scenario-Based Learning (SBL). The two years of the SBL curriculum will be organized into the following units:

  • Foundations of Occupational Therapy
  • Humans as Occupational Beings
  • Occupational Performance
  • Enabling Change in Human Occupation
  • Transition to Practice and Advanced Professional Practice

You will also complete an extensive practice-based project. Higher-achieving students are eligible to complete this as research to the equivalent of honours standard to be eligible to apply for a research master or PhD program on completion.

The Master of Occupational Therapy Practice at Monash University operates over 72 weeks and includes 1,000 hours of fieldwork education commensurate with World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) Minimum Standards for the Education of Occupational Therapists (2002).

Admission Requirements

1. Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have completed a bachelor’s degree in health, education, social, physical or biological sciences (or subsequent postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience). You must have obtained a GPA of at least 65% credit average in your most recently completed university undergraduate degree.

If you do not have a background in health, education, biomedical, sociological and/or psychological studies, you must complete one of the following or equivalent prior to the commencement of the course:

  • Study BMA1901 Human Structure and Function as a single unit enrollment at Monash.
  • Complete a human biology short course via distance education at Monash or equivalent.

Admission Timeline

*While this program does not have a specific deadline, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.