Monash University

Master of Occupational Therapy Practice



University Location Melbourne, Victoria
City Population 5.3 million
Student Population 86,000
Int'l Student Population 30,000
Main Campus Clayton
Program Campus Peninsula
Program Duration 2 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $55,000 AUD (2024 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake July
Next Available Intake 2024
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.

Clinical Placements
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

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 2.2/4.0 (approximately 65% +) and have extensive pre-existing knowledge in the following areas:

  • Human anatomy
  • Human physiology

If you do not have a background in health, education, biomedical, sociological and/or psychological studies, you must complete the Monash Human Biology short course.

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.