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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy)

Course code: #AK3410

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    35,200 NZD

  • Application fee

    150 NZD

  • Years of study

    3 years

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    60 out of 100

Included
Workplace experience

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-February 27-February-2022 27-February-2022

Overview

Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy)

Study the Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy) and develop the skills to become an occupational therapist, and promote the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups and communities.

Occupational therapists help people participate in everyday activities including learning, communication, interpersonal interaction and relationships, mobility, self-care, domestic life, and social life. 

Occupational therapists can also modify people’s environment – or the activity itself – to help them participate in the activity. The occupational therapy degree is intensive and involves learning in an interprofessional environment, in the classroom and in clinical practice settings.

Practice education (workplace experience):

Throughout your study you complete block placements (at least 1,000 hours) in a number of practice settings to prepare you for professional registration.

In your final year, you spend a 15-week block placement (either within Auckland or in a region outside of Auckland) in the second half of the year. You apply your learning in a range of practice settings under the supervision of an occupational therapist ahead of completing your degree.

During your programme you’ll be required to travel both within and outside the Auckland region for clinical/practical experience. Please note that travel, accommodation and other expenses will be an additional cost to you.
Recent placements included:

  • Spectrum Care
  • QRS
  • Mahi Tahi

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$51,604

Total costs

yearly

$9,252

Cost of living

1 person

$7,152

Accommodation

1 bed room

$35,200

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

1_ All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.

high school qualifications from different countries:

India: Indian applicants must have completed one of the following:

  • Higher Secondary School Exam or All-India Senior School Certificate with an average of 75% in the four best subjects, with a minimum of 60% in English
  • Indian School Certificate (ISC) with a minimum of 60% in English

China:

  • Senior High School graduation plus one year of successful study at bachelor's level; or
  • Senior High School graduation plus completion of a two-year diploma, with good grades, at a recognised university.
  • A Tier 1 score in the National University Entrance Examination (Gaokao) at a recognised institution

2_ Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) requirements and Children's Act 2014, including police clearance

Applicants with English as a second or other language who have not completed at least three years of secondary schooling in NZ will be required to meet IELTS requirements.

Foundation programmes

If you don’t have the academic qualifications needed for direct entry into an AUT programme, you can enrol in a foundation programme.

If you successfully complete the foundation programme and the get the required grades, you are guaranteed entry into an appropriate AUT programme.

NCUK pathways

AUT has established a partnership with NCUK, enabling you to study at a NCUK Study Centre in your home country, and then come directly into your chosen AUT degree. 

  • International Foundation Year (IFY)
    The IFY can help you bridge the gap between your current qualification and university study.

Required documents

  • Birth certificate or passport
  • Marriage certificate (If required)
  • Official Transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency
  • CV/Work experience (If required)

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

7
7
listening
7
writing
7
speaking
7
reading

TOEFL

100
20
listening
24
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

65
58
listening
58
writing
58
speaking
58
reading

Cambridge

185
176
listening
176
writing
176
speaking
176
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

COVID-19 situation: additional English tests accepted for 2021 and 2022

  • IELTS Indicator
  • TOEFL Special At Home Edition

 

If you do not meet the English language requirements for entry into an AUT programme, you can study English here.

Language courses at AUT International House:

AUT International House is an English language school next to the AUT City Campus. It is part of AUT and offers a range of qualifications, including GIE – the AUT university entrance and preparation programme.

On-campus academic English courses (GIE and IELTS Full-time) at International House:

1) GIE (academic preparation and university entrance programme)

The GIE programme prepares you for entry into most AUT programmes (some health and education programmes require IELTS).

Entry requirement:

IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing and no less than 5.0 in Speaking and Listening

2) IELTS Full-time

Entry requirement:

There is a different entry requirement for each level of the IELTS course.

  • Level 1: you need IELTS 4.5 with a minimum band score of 4.0
  • Level 2: you need IELTS 5.5 with a minimum band score of 5.0

Career Opportunities

  • Occupational therapist
  • Advice worker
  • Art therapist
  • High intensity therapist
  • Medical sales representative
  • Play therapist
  • Psychological wellbeing practitioner
  • Social worker

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