Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Otago Polytechnic Ltd

Subject area

Occupational Therapy



3 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates of this programme will be able to practice occupational therapy in alignment with the World Federation of Occupational Therapists definition of occupational therapy practice:
Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation. (WFOT 2012)
Graduates will be able to confidently implement and articulate how occupational therapy positively influences the health and wellbeing of people and communities through engagement in everyday occupations.
Graduates will have a comprehensive knowledge of people as occupational social beings, who engage in occupations within complex environments.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Minimum entry requirements NCEA Level 3; OR A qualification at L4 on the National Qual. Framework equaling 60 credits or more completed within one year; OR University Study - successful completion of courses equating to 50 percent of first year student workload completed within one year

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,224 $21,673
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$9,809 $29,428
Total $17,034 $51,101

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $50,367
Earnings range $37,142 - $56,117
In employment 74%
In further study 21%
On a benefit 1%

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Scholarship information

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Graduate Women Wellington - First in Family Scholarship

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Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office



$5,000 per annum stipend plus tuition fees up to $5,000 per annum.

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870
Web: http://

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