The University of Sydney

Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)



University Location Sydney, New South Wales
City Population 6 million
Student Population 73,000
Int'l Student Population 10,600
Main Campus Camperdown / Darlington
Program Campus Camperdown / Darlington
Program Duration 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $61,000 AUD (2024 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February/March
Next Available Intake 2025
Application Deadline Rolling admissions*


The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney is a world leader in health sciences and allied health research and education.

The Sydney Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) program covers a wide range of topics including theories of what people do in daily life and why; knowledge of the development of human capabilities (e.g., cognitive, motor, psychosocial), and the ways in which injury and illness typically disrupt them; activity and environmental analysis; and theories and techniques for promoting participation in daily life.


Professional practice is an integral part of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy). Fieldwork education consists of block placements and other guided learning experiences. These experiences will provide you with an opportunity to practice skills and take responsibility commensurate with your background knowledge and level of development acquired during the course.

Fieldwork block placements are period of two to 10 weeks where you will attend a setting five days a week full time for approximately 37.5 hours per week. With more than 1,000 hours of supervised clinical placement, you will gain hands-on experience with real clients, learning to combine your knowledge with the practical abilities required of the profession.

Admission Requirements

Completed high school diploma
You must have a high school diploma. Biology is recommended.

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. Final application deadline is generally mid-January.