OCCT11001 - Introduction to Activity and Occupation

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will build on knowledge and skills gained in OCCT11002 (Introduction to Occupational Therapy Theory and Practice) through exploration of occupational therapy assessment and intervention processes involving activity and occupation as core concepts. You will become familiar with a range of common meaningful occupations and learn how to undertake an occupational therapy activity analysis. Concepts of participation limitations at the person level will be introduced. You will engage in a variety of workshop activities that link key theoretical concepts to occupational therapy practice contexts for activity analysis. You will explore ways of grading and adapting activities to enable client participation.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: OCCT11002

Co-requisite: BMSC11008

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2024

Term 2 - 2024 Profile

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Group Work 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2023 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 33.33% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: SUTE comments Informal student feedback Educator observations and reflections
Presence of an educator in the classroom on both campuses facilitated engagement and enhanced understanding.
It is recommended that dual teaching arrangements between the two classrooms are continued.
Action Taken
Dual teaching arrangements continued (one per campus).
Source: SUTE comments
Students found both the theoretical and practical content to be highly relevant to future practice.
It is recommended that the focus on core skills in this unit be continued, including discussion of explicit links to practice.
Action Taken
Core skill focus remained and exploration of explicit links to practice was enhanced.
Source: SUTE comments Informal student feedback
Students understood the relevance of assessment items but some requested greater clarity in assessment instructions.
It is recommended assessment task instructions be reviewed for clarity and that further in-class preparation be included.
Action Taken
Assessment task instructions were reviewed and modified for clarity. Additional in-class preparation was included.
Source: Informal student feedback, staff observation.
Students responded well to class discussions and interactive content.
It is recommended student engagement in class and forum discussions continue.
Action Taken
Source: SUTE responses, informal student feedback.
Students reported that the unit content was effective in developing their understanding of the role and practice of occupational therapy, and in linking content and learning between this and other units of study.
It is recommended that the unit content and structure remain the same for the unit offering in T2, 2024.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Use relevant terminology to define and classify concepts related to human performance in activity and occupation
  2. Choose suitable methods for grading common meaningful occupations
  3. Reflect on personal participation in meaningful occupations to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge
  4. Use occupational therapy processes for comprehensive activity analysis.

This unit feeds directly into Occupational Therapy Australia Competencies for unit accreditation requirements:

1.4 Promotes and facilitates occupation through application of knowledge, skills, attitudes and evidence appropriate to the practice context.

2.1 Performs relevant, comprehensive assessment of occupational performance

3.2 Promotes client occupational performance and participation

4.2 Demonstrates ability to understand and conduct multiple evaluation methods and techniques

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Group Work
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Group Work