occupational therapy

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Course Details

  • Feb 2018
    Jul 2018
  • Three years
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $7411 per year
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees Free Policy
  • Level 7
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus

Applications for 2018 - please apply by 20 October 2017. Apply by June, 2018 (for semester two, 2018 intake).

Summary

If you want to become an occupational therapist who assesses and treats people who, because of illness, injury or circumstance, are limited in their ability to undertake daily activities, then this programme is right for you. Every day you’ll help people to enhance their quality of life.

You will study occupational therapy theory on campus, with the practice components of the programme being applied during field work placements, which are incorporated throughout the three years of the programme.

The programme is delivered at Wintec, on the ​Hamilton City Campus, by Otago Polytechnic tutors.

Career/Further Opportunities

This qualification leads to registration to practise as an occupational therapist in New Zealand, and is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

To Enrol

To apply you will need to compl​ete an Otago Application form. This can be located by visiting the Otago Polytechnic website OR email our Hamilton School Administrator to request an enrolment pack.

Entry Criteria

  • Any Level 4 qualification equalling at least 60 credits completed in one year OR successful completion of university courses/units equalling at least 50 per cent of a first-year student workload completed in one year OR NCEA credits, including
    • 60 credits at Level 3 or higher, including a minimum of 14 credits in each of three approved subjects (as determined in the NZQA list of approved subjects)
    • 10 credits at Level 2 or higher in English and/or te reo Maori (5 credits in reading and 5 in writing)
    • 10 credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics/pangarau OR equivalent
    • OR equivalent relevant qualifications and experience.
  • You must demonstrate an elementary understanding of occupational therapy practice in New Zealand.
  • You must provide a First Aid Certificate and a health declaration.
  • You must submit recommendations of suitability from two referees who are not family members or friends.
  • International students will be individually assessed to ensure they meet degree-level entry requirements.
  • If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.5, with no band score less than 6.5.

    ​Please note: an application pack will be sent to you. 
Don't meet the entry criteria?

Additional Information

A satisfactory level of physical and emotional health as certified by a general practitioner. Recommendations for suitability from two nominated referees (confidential) are required. A current First Aid Certificate.

Pathways

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Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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