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Master of Occupational Therapy – MAOCCTHE2000

Course rules


Master of Occupational Therapy

These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register:

Course resolutions

1 Course codes


Course title


Master of Occupational Therapy

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Admission to candidature

Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on academic merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
Admission to candidature for the Master of Occupational Therapy requires a PhD, master's or bachelor's degree from an Australian institution or equivalent. Applicants without a degree in a health related area such as medicine, nursing, allied health or health sciences or human functioning (education, anthropology, anthropometrics, built environment) must complete prescribed units of study in anatomy and/or psychology as electives.

5 Requirements for award

The units of study that may be taken for this course are set out in the Table of Units of Study for the Master of Occupational Therapy.
To qualify for the award of the Master of Occupational Therapy a candidate must complete 96 credit points of units of study, including:
90 credit points of core units; and
6 credit points of elective units, chosen either from the list of elective units in the Table or, with the approval of the Dean, from any postgraduate units offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences or by any other faculty in the University.

6 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2011 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2011 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2011 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2016, or later date as the faculty may, in special circumstances, approve.