Otago Polytechnic

Postgraduate

 

Do you want to develop advanced skills through independent research and scholarship? If so, our postgraduate programmes are for you! 

We offer postgraduate qualifications for those who have a first degree in occupational therapy. We also offer a path of study for those trained in other related disciplines.

These flexible postgraduate options are practice both focused and relevant. Our online learning options enable you to study from home and are tailored to meet your individual needs

Our programmes exist to:

  • Develop your practice to an advanced level
  • Assist you to acquire new knowledge and skills
  • Enable you to contribute to the profession’s research base
  • Inspire you to focus on occupation as the domain of concern

 

Enhancing practice through enquiry

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Postgraduate programmes

 

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

  • Online with compulsory block courses*
  • One 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 Applied Practice in Health (Specialty)

  • Online
  • Six months full-time*
  • Level 8
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply by 31 January or 11 July

This high-level programme has been developed specifically to enable both occupational therapists and non-occupational therapists to complete a postgraduate certificate. Deepen your theoretical knowledge to support your clinical reasoning, within the constraints of your practice environment, to ensure effective outcomes for clients of your services.

Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy Practice

  • Online
  • Six 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
  • One 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 at the beginning of the research process.*
  • Two years full-time*
  • Level 9
  • Starts February and July*
  • Apply by January or July (domestic); January or May (international)

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.