OCCT13009 - Professional Occupational Therapy Practice 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This 18 credit point unit is a clinical unit where you will complete your first long block of work integrated learning. Successful completion of the professional practice hours will contribute towards your accreditation requirements of completing a minimum of 1000 work integrated learning hours. This unit aims to foster your ability to consistently utilise the occupational therapy process when working with clients. Through integrating and applying the academic concepts, professional reasoning and professional behaviours you have developed throughout your course you will ensure the ethical and legal responsibilities of your professional practice are met. You will be allocated to one work integrated learning opportunity, which will be selected by the practice education manager from a variety of settings and client groups. You may also be required to undertake your work integrated learning away from your home town at your own expense. Work integrated learning opportunities will vary in start and finish dates and it is important to plan on being available for commencement from the end of Term 1 until 31 December of the same year. Additionally you will participate in a compulsory residential focusing on preparing you for the work integrated learning experience through a variety of seminars and workshops.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 18
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.375
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

To enrol in this unit you must be enrolled in CB84 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) and meet the following pre-requisites:

OCCT13001 Enabling Work Participation

OCCT13002 Enabling Strategies in Neurological Rehabilitation

OCCT13007 Enabling Mental Health

ALLH13011 Rural and Remote Practice for Health Professionals

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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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

Term 2 - 2023 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 18-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 37.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 450 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Professional Practice Placement 0%
2. Portfolio 0%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

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Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Utilise the occupational therapy process when working with clients
  2. Apply sound professional reasoning within a client-centred professional practice approach
  3. Demonstrate professional behaviour that meets ethical and legal responsibilities
  4. Demonstrate critical reflection of learning experiences during professional practice and relate this to relevant work integrated learning experiences, published sources and professional development

The World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) stipulates that all occupational therapy education programs must meet the requirements of offering students a minimum of 1000 hours of work integrated learning within a variety of settings. WFOT also requires that students in consultation with their practice educator develop and complete learning goals to support their professional practice requirements.

Students will continue to be meet external accreditation requirements of an honours course, as well as meeting AQF Level 8 requirements, through both learning and applying research and Evidence Based Practice (EBP) skills across the curriculum as well as completing the new Allied Health research units.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Portfolio
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
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 - Professional Practice Placement
2 - Portfolio