Post Graduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy Practice

Otago Polytechnic Ltd

Subject area

Occupational Therapy

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Entry requirements

Students will hold a Diploma, Certificate of Registration, or Bachelors degree or equivalent. For all but those with a Bachelors degree, students must provide two confidential referee reports, along with the other requirements of curriculum vitae and evidence of involvement in continuing education.
International students require 7.5 IELTS with a minimum score of 7 in each band.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The postgraduate diploma programme provides graduates with an advanced level of knowledge in their chosen practice area. Graduates of this programme will be more confident in their understandings of the body of knowledge that informs day-to-day occupational therapy practice. Graduates will also be equipped with the knowledge to engage in evidence-based practice that informs the science of occupational therapy. Graduates will be better equipped to hold positions that are recognised as expert clinical posts, or to move in to managerial positions. For some graduates, completing the postgraduate diploma will provide them with the confidence to move in to new areas where the role of occupational therapy is on emerging.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Rehabilitation Therapies at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust

Provided by:

The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust - Secretary



Previous awards have generally been given in the region of $3,000 - $5,000 (per award).

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Ian Campbell Scholarship

Provided by:

Wellington Paraplegic and Physically Disabled Trust - Secretary



Determined annually by the Trustees

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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

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Phone: (03) 477 3014
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