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Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

  • Dunedin or Hamilton
  • 3 years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July*
  • Apply by September or May

This exciting programme includes fieldwork placements and will lead to registration as an Occupational Therapist in New Zealand. It is also recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

  • Online with compulsory block courses*
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 8
  • Starts February
  • Apply by January

Gain the confidence to engage in evidence-based practice and develop your research skills. Prepare for jobs in research-orientated positions or more responsible roles in occupational therapy practice.

Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy Practice

  • Online or Dunedin*
  • 6 months full-time*
  • Level 8
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply by January or July

Deepen your theoretical understanding and develop skills in a particular area of your professional practice. Gain knowledge that will enable you to apply for employment positions that require clinical expertise.

Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy Practice

  • Online or Dunedin*
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 8
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply by January or July

Build on the skills gained during the Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy Practice and gain an advanced level of knowledge in your chosen practice area, thus increasing your career prospects.

Master of Occupational Therapy

  • Online with one block course per year*
  • 2 years full-time*
  • Level 9
  • Starts February and July*
  • Apply by January or July. International students by January or May.

Embark on this qualification of excellence and develop your professional practice and research skills to internationally-recognised standards, opening up a world of employment opportunities for you.

Occupational Therapy postgraduate courses

  • Online or Dunedin
  • 1 semester
  • Starts February and July*
  • Apply by January and July*

These individual courses are available for both occupational therapists and non-occupational therapists and can be studied individually for professional development reasons. You will be awarded a Certificate in Proficiency upon successful completion or may choose to complete further courses towards a full postgraduate qualification.

Certificate in Health (Level 4)

  • Dunedin or online*
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 4
  • Starts February and July*
  • Apply by November or June

Don’t have the required academic qualifications to enter a degree or diploma-level healthcare programme? No problem! Use this Certificate as a bridging option to prepare you for more advanced study. Compulsory block courses required for those studying online.

Short Courses

Continuing education packages for diversional therapists

  • Off-campus
  • Up to 3 months
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

At your pace, in your place, on topics relevant to your practice. These short courses have been developed to help busy diversional therapists and activity coordinators find ways of meeting their learning needs.

Dementia education support package

  • Off-campus
  • Up to 4 months
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Are you looking for educational opportunities for staff working in dementia care settings? This distance-based education support package will be suitable for care workers and activity staff who have completed the unit standard on dementia (17029) offered by the NZQA and are looking for further education.

*There are multiple options for programme duration, location, delivery and start times. Please view the full information sheet or contact us for more details.