Post Graduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy Practice

Otago Polytechnic

Subject area

Occupational Therapy


32 Weeks

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of the Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy Practice is to prepare graduates to be recognised as expert clinicians and leaders in their chosen area of practice. They will have advanced knowledge, and sound professional reasoning skills enabling them to role model, mentor, supervise and/ or lead others within the occupational therapy profession and related fields. Rigorous intellectual analysis and sound professional reasoning will enable graduates to move into new areas of practice where occupational therapy roles are emerging and to advocate for and influence the future direction of occupational therapy practice in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Occupational therapists entering this programme must hold a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or equivalent.

Detailed requirements

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


32 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$8,553 $8,553
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$12,814 $12,814
Total $21,367 $21,367

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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 N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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