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 AUD$62,800 (2025 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.


The Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) at the University of Sydney is an undergraduate coursework degree that will prepare you for professional practice as an occupational therapist.

Over the course of 4 years, you’ll gain skills to support people experiencing disability, injury, or with ongoing conditions or needs to manage barriers that may be preventing them from participating more fully in life.

You’ll complete core units in occupational therapy and a minor in Disability, Participation and Health. In addition, you will select elective units from other discipline areas, or choose further specialized units to complete a major in Disability, Participation and Health.

Clinical Placements
As part of your studies, you will complete more than 1,000 hours of clinical placements, providing the opportunity to apply your knowledge and gain hands-on experience with real clients.

This course requires you to complete the following number of work hours:

  • 40 hours per week over 25 weeks
  • 1000 total hours

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.