Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Flexible Delivery)

Occupational therapists are health professionals who assist people to overcome limitations caused by injury or illness, psychological or emotional difficulties, developmental delay or the effects of ageing.

Course summary
Campus? External
Duration? 4 years full time
Part time available
Midyear Entry? No
OP/Rank 2012? 14/70
Prerequisites? English; plus one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education or Health Education

This course does not accept international applicants.

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Career Opportunities

Occupational therapists are in demand in Australia. Graduates are equipped for rewarding careers in: public and private health services, and in promoting well being in rural and urban communities. Occupational Therapists are employed to work in a range of clinical and consultative roles with people who have physical and or mental disabilities across the lifespan (children, adults and the elderly).

Work settings include: public and private hospitals, medical rehabilitation units, community health centres, occupational health centres, aged care facilities, vocational rehabilitation units, independent living centres, private practice, schools, pharmacies and industry.

Professional Accreditation

This program is accredited by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy graduates from JCU are eligible to register for practice in Queensland as occupational therapists through the Occupational Therapists Registration Board of Queensland, and are eligible to become members of OT Australia – The Australian Association of Occupational Therapists.

Graduates are also eligible to register for practice in other states of Australia, in New Zealand and by application internationally.


This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.