OCCT12002 - Occupational Justice: Local and Global

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will be introduced to the evolving concept of occupational justice and explore situations where people are deprived of meaningful occupation. You will use an occupational justice lens to look from a local and global perspective at situations where people are experiencing challenges with occupational participation and engagement. The role of the occupational therapist as a facilitator of occupational justice will be examined, using both an occupational justice framework and also occupational therapy practice models. You will develop an understanding of how occupational justice sits with social justice concepts and considerations, including concepts such as social innovation.


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

Successful completion of the following units as essential pre-requisites:



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. Presentation 20%
2. Written Assessment 35%
3. Report 45%

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 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 60.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 53.57% 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: Have Your Say Direct feedback to unit coordinator
Following their T1 on-campus experience in 2021, this cohort requested the option of online learning via Zoom and via Huddle Spaces. Zoom and Huddle Spaces were offered to all students in this T2 offering. Upon completion of the term and during the period of Have Your Say evaluations, numerous students provided feedback that they would prefer on-campus attendance and participation.
It is recommended, following feedback and discussion with the occupational therapy academic team, that OCCT classes in T1 2022 for this cohort will be routinely scheduled for on-campus attendance, allowing for the occasional online delivery as class content permits.
Action Taken
This occurred, with the majority of classes and all workshops being delivered on-campus with an educator facilitating the work on the BDG campus and the ROK campus.
Source: SUTE evaluations
Differing expectations of educators across the two teaching locations in BDG and ROK, particularly with regards to interpretation of assessment requirements.
It is recommended that the Unit Coordinator of OCCT12002 in 2023 be one part of the teaching team, rather than having two sessional educators, which will ensure consistency of content and messages, particularly with regards to assessment requirements and feedback.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Articulate the concept of occupational justice at a local and global level.
  2. Identify and describe situations where people are deprived of meaningful occupation and explore the causes.
  3. Articulate the role of the occupational therapy in promoting occupational justice.
  4. Identify and describe occupational injustice occurring in a local community and the programs and measures being taken to address those injustice issues.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Presentation
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Report
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
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
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 - Presentation
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Report