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OCTY71-106: Occupational Therapy Roles and Responsibilities


Occupational therapy roles are adapted to specific needs of contemporary health and social care contexts. In this subject you will develop core skills to fulfil your responsibilities as an occupational therapist across health and social care contexts. You will also explore the occupational therapy role in common areas of practice and develop key skills and knowledge aligned with the Australian Occupational Therapy Competency Standards.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: OCTY71-106
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Health, Biomedical, and Sport Sciences
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,450.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $5,560.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,860.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $6,220.00

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate open, responsive, and appropriate communication and documentation (written and electronic) to effectively convey needs and rationale for occupational therapy services and recommendations across common clinical environments and diverse client populations.
  2. Demonstrate sound judgement regarding safety of self and others (including management of personal well-being and cultural safety), adhering to relevant legal and professional standards.
  3. Demonstrate awareness of safety and sound clinical judgement during OT service provision for clients with physical impairments (e.g., assessment and monitoring of vital signs, recommendations, and education regarding relevant assistive devices, physical transfers, seating, and positioning).
  4. Apply knowledge of ethical standards of practice to inform decision-making in professional interactions.

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.