Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


This course builds upon the fundamental concepts introduced in OCCT1110, through classroom learning of practice skills and a professional placement. The students consider the application of frames of reference to the occupational therapy process.

This course is Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy program.



  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of how occupational therapy practice is influenced by context.

2. Demonstrate understanding of how theoretical models are applied to occupational therapy practice.

3. Develop an understanding of what constitutes a professional, competent and ethical occupational therapist.

4. Acquire occupational therapy practice skills appropriate to a first year level.

5. Demonstrate a knowledge of the underlying theory involved in occupational therapy practice skills.


  • Application of the theory and the process of occupational therapy practice.
  • Development of practice skills that are foundational to the development of competent, professional and ethical occupational therapy practice.
  • Application of the biomechanical frame of reference in practice skills.
  • Application of the cognitive-perceptual frame of reference in practice skills.

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) program.

Pre-requisite - successful completion of OCCT1110 and HLSC1000.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Essay / Written Assignment

Formal Examination: Exam: Formal

Viva Voce: Individual Case Study Viva

Professional Task: Professional Placement *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Professional Task: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met.

Contact hours


Field Study

Face to Face Off Campus 35 hour(s) per Week for 2 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

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