GC-OCCT v.1 Graduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy
This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas
Graduate Certificates prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.
This course provides theory, knowledge and advanced practice skills required by occupational therapists in changing health and community contexts. The focus is on emerging theoretical knowledge of occupation, clinical reasoning as a basis for reflective practice, management and evaluation skills and applied research. The course is designed to enable students to incorporate recent developments in occupational therapy, generic practice and management skills.
Occupational therapy clients may be individuals, groups or communities. Occupational therapists strive to assist clients to maximise or enable their participation in occupation - be it work, leisure or self-care. As such, occupational therapy is practiced in a wide range of settings, including hospitals, health centres, homes, workplaces, schools and housing for seniors. Clients are actively involved in the therapeutic process and outcomes of occupational therapy are diverse, client-driven and measured in terms of participation or satisfaction derived from participation. Opportunities for work exist throughout Australia and other member countries of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Graduate Certificate are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent credit gained for recognised learning. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically applicants require a bachelor's degree or equivalent in occupational therapy.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for Credit for Recognised Learning are not considered within this course.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to some Graduate Diplomas and Master degrees. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
Course Entry/Completion Note
Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening/Clearance Section of the Faculty of Health Sciences webpage. Students are required to have a current Essential First Aid Certificate within four weeks of entry into the first year of the course.
Graduate Certificates contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences.
This course will provide the theoretical knowledge and advanced practice skills required in changing health and community contexts. Studies focus on emerging theoretical knowledge of occupation, clinical reasoning as a basis for reflective practice, management and evaluation skills, and applied research. Those occupational therapists wishing to apply for re-registration are strongly encouraged to undertake Clinical Education 646 to demonstrate achievement of professional competencies.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply occupational therapy knowledge, principles and practice to achieve client-centred and evidence-based outcomes
2. create effective occupational therapy solutions through critical analysis, reflective practice and professional reasoning
3. critically appraise information and apply it to contemporary occupational therapy
4. communicate effectively and appropriately to ensure active client participation, relevant documentation and reporting, and responsible sharing of professional information
5. evaluate and apply appropriate technologies to contemporary occupational therapy practice
6. develop and apply life-long learning skills to achieve professional competency
7. inform occupational therapy standards and practices through integration of local and global perspectives
8. practice occupational therapy in a culturally appropriate and respectful manner incorporating perspectives of multiple stake-holders
9. work in a professional and collaborative manner to meet ethical and legal responsibilities
Duration and Availability
This course may be completed in one semester full-time, but is also offered on a part-time basis over two years.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||100.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 1 Semester 1||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|OCCT5002||v.1||Foundations of Occupational Therapy||4.0||25.0|
|OCCT5003||v.1||Occupational Therapy Principles and Practice||4.0||25.0|
|OCCT6001||v.1||Clinical Counselling and Group Work||5.0||25.0|
|OCCT5004||v.1||Principles of Research Design||3.0||25.0|
|MEDI6002||v.1||Orthoses and Rehabilitation Science||5.0||25.0|
|MEDS6017||v.1||Advances in Neuropsychiatry||4.0||25.0|
|MEDS6018||v.1||Neuroscience for Occupational Therapy||4.0||25.0|
|OCCT6002||v.1||Community Based Rehabilitation and Development||4.0||25.0|
|OCCT6003||v.1||Clinical Education for Occupational Therapy 1||266.5||25.0|
|OCCT6004||v.1||Clinical Education for Occupational Therapy 2||266.5||25.0|
|OCCT6005||v.1||Clinical Education for Occupational Therapy 3||304.0||25.0|
|OCCT6006||v.1||Ergonomics and Safety Science||7.0||25.0|
|MEDS5010||v.1||Musculoskeletal Structure and Function||45.0||25.0|
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