About this program

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

This is a new program and, as such, it will be introduced through a progressive roll-out with Year 1 courses offered in 2014, Year 2 courses offered in 2015 etc. Students wishing to fast-track their completion of the program and/or students entering the program with credit for prior studies should note that the earliest time the University anticipates it will be offering all core program requirements will be during 2017.

OP 1 to 6 Guarantee

This program is excluded from the OP 1 to 6 Guarantee.

In this degree, you will develop the skills needed to work as an occupational therapist to deliver life changing outcomes. You will learn how to enable people to do the activities - occupations - they need or want to do in order to live a meaningful life, but have difficulty with due to illness, injury or other disadvantages.

You will study occupational therapy theory and practice, occupational science, and other sciences such as psychology, sociology and anatomy. With 1000 hours of practical placements, starting in first year, you will apply the skills and knowledge to real life situations preparing you for the wide range of opportunities available to occupational therapists.

In this degree, you will join a community of students and experts and learn through social media as well as in the classroom.


Honours is available for this degree (through an additional year of study).

Program code Program title Campus Intake
1400 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (this program) Gold Coast Semester 1 only
1405 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy with Honours Gold Coast Semester 1 only