Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)
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4 years full time, 8 years part time
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Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Officer | Occupational Therapist | Mental Health Rehabilitation Practitioner
Do you get a buzz out of helping others? Interested in making someone's life more manageable? If you answered yes to these questions, a Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) from Edith Cowen University, may be the best next move for you.
Edith Cowan University's Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) will help you understand how self-care, education, work, social participation and leisure can be affected by physical and mental limitations. You'll encounter people who have an illness, injury or disability, and learn how to enhance their wellbeing by assessing their environment and devising strategies to make their lives more manageable. This may be through rehabilitation, therapy and community support.
This course covers subjects such as neuroscience, human anatomy, gerontology, disability, and neurological rehabilitation. As an Occupational Therapist, you will be able to work with a variety of people in many different contexts. You'll be highly employable, as Occupational Therapy is becoming a sought-after role in the health sector.
You may be eligible to apply for this course at ECU if you meet the following requirements:
Please note that School Leaver applicants will require completion of WACE or equivalent.
English Competency: International and internationally schooled applicants will require an Academic IELTS with an overall band minimum score of 7.5 (no individual band less than 7.0).
In this science course, the subjects you may study include:
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
Upon completion of this course, you'll receive a Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) from Edith Cowan University.
Students will need to graduate to be eligible to register with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia. Registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia is required to practice in the profession.
Wondering where a career in occupational therapy could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Allied Health Assistant, Therapy Assistant, Dietary Aide, Rehabilitation Assistant, Activity Supervisor.
Tuition fees change from year to year. Financial assistance may be available for eligible students including scholarships and HECS-HELP Loan. Enquire to find out more.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).
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