Otago Polytechnic

Information for Fieldwork 4 (Year 3)

Placement Aims

35 on-site hours per week for 8 weeks (280 hours)

This course enables learners to demonstrate competence through consistent application of occupational therapy skills and knowledge, within the practice setting, sustaining professional behaviours and attitudes at a consistent level.

At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critique the role of the occupational therapist and occupational therapy using evidence informed practice within the local context.
  2. Practice occupational therapy at a consistent level* across identified areas of competence within the placement(s) setting.


Key Information

  • Offers in by 15 May
  • Allocation Notification 15 June
  • Pre-placement podcast links
  • Start Date – 13 July (be aware this is week 2 of school holidays)
  • Midway assessment week of 3 August
  • Final assessment Friday 4 September– (email/post back by Wednesday 9 September)


Important Documents