Enabling Occupation in Productivity

Course code OCCT3262
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


Productivity is one of the three major components of occupational therapy practice in the PEO Model namely: self-care, productivity & leisure. This course will focus on adults and older adults (18+ years). Disability Management in its broadest sense will be examined from an Australian and international perspective. This will encompass the employee who has sustained a workplace injury, and persons with a disability (congenital or acquired) that is not work related but impacts upon their ability to do typical workloads. The course will also encompass those with chronic conditions living in the community who wish to continue productive living in some form or another.

Productive living will therefore encompass all forms of productive work (e.g. specialised workshops, men¿s sheds, technical groups, clubs such as Rotary or Lions Clubs, volunteering, making things for sale, growing vegetables for the neighbourhood, etc.). Productivity is therefore defined as work related but not just paid work. Being ¿productive¿ is part of healthy living.



  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Explain how occupational therapists practice across the field of work rehabilitation and in enabling participation in productive occupation.

2. Analyse the relationship between a worker, work and the environment and that of a person, their productive occupation and their environments.

3. Evaluate a client¿s capacity to work and return to work.

4. Formulate a viable plan to enable transition within or re-entry into work/productive occupation.

5. Justify the role of occupational therapy for enabling productive occupation within traditional and non-traditional/emerging practice.

6. Communicate and collaborate effectively, in both oral and written form, independently and within a group, using the appropriate conventions of the discipline.


This course will focus on diverse groups of individuals who are seeking to enhance their possibilities to become productive citizens. This participation in occupation may be through formal paid employment or other related productive areas according to the needs and abilities of individuals.

Students will have the opportunity to do a workplace assessment and interview a person exemplifying non-paid work as a productive occupation.

Students will also demonstrate ability to integrate research evidence into their practice reasoning.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of OCCT2150, OCCT2151, OCCT2252 and HUBS2103.

Assumed Knowledge

Prior successful completion of OCCT2150, OCCT2151, OCCT2252 and HUBS2103.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essay / Written Assignment

Online Learning Activity: Productivity Blogs (Group)

In Term Test: Exam - Online

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks

Laboratory for 2 Hours per Week (Weeks 2-8)


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks

Lecture for 2 Hours per Week for 13 Weeks Online learning approximately 1 hour per week using BB.