Occupational Therapy


Program Overview:

Occupational Therapists assist people with physical, mental or cognitive disorder or those recovering from injuries and illnesses in managing physical constraints and overcome barriers that prevent them from participating fully in everyday activities by using various intervention strategies to promote skill improvement and independence.

Students will learn a wide range of topics including occupational, behavioural, social and biomedical sciences, activity and environmental analysis as well as the specialized therapy needs of different age groups.   


Professional Recognition:

The proprams are accredited by the Occupational Therapy Council (Australia & New Zealand). Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Occupational Therapists (OT Australia) and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.


Career Prospect:

Occupational Therapists work in a variety of settings including hospitals, rehabilitation centres, elderly homes, schools and government departments.


While there are only 1,908 registered occupational therapists in Hong Kong (Source: Occupational Therapy Board, Hong Kong, March 2017) to cope with the city’s ageing population, there is a huge demand for occupational therapists, especially in the elderly services sector.


2019 Starting salary: HK$30,000


Program Length: 4 Years


Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Australian Year 12 with ATAR of 69; or
  • IB 25; or
  • HKDSE: 18; or
  • Completion of Foundation or Diploma Program with required score; and
  • IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL Total 550 paper-based / 79 internet-based


2020 Tuition Fee: A$33,200 – A$53,000 per year


Universities offering Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in Australia: