Occupational therapy (OT) adopts specific exercises to cure illnesses in both physical and mental health. Not only can patients’ physical and mental health issues be cured or reduced, but the impacts of developmental obstacles toward patients can also be resolved, thereby helping them to recover their independence. OT is one of the most popular programs in Australia. Therefore, AAS would like to tell you more about OT in this article.

Duties of occupational therapists

1.Evaluate patients’ situation and set up goals

2. Design personalised therapies in accordance with their situation and living circumstances

3. Evaluate after therapies to ensure the goals have been reached

The average annual salary of occupational therapists in Australia is AUD $85,000. To be a qualified occupational therapist in Australia, you need to complete a degree that is accredited by OTC (Occupational Therapy Council of Australia).

English language requirements


Study Plans

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy4 years
Master of Occupational Therapy2 years

Recommended Universities

The University of Queensland, The University of Sydney, Monash University, Curtin University

Career outcomes

Occupational Therapist

Migration prospects

Occupational Therapist is on the MTLSSL (Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List). There are many types of visas that lead you to become a permanent resident in Australia.

Applicants must pass the skills assessment from OTC (Occupational Therapy Council of Australia).

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