Master of Occupational Therapy

Otago Polytechnic Ltd

Subject area

Occupational Therapy



1.5 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of the Master of Occupational Therapy is to continue to consolidate graduates confidence in their metacognitive abilities through:
* extending their ability to critically evaluate relevant literature, through this knowledge increasing their own and the effectiveness of others occupational therapy interventions offered in the New Zealand bicultural context
* providing opportunities to continually engage in critical inquiry and reflexive reasoning, recognising and acknowledging how these influence the art and science of occupational therapy practice in the New Zealand bicultural context.
* enabling the ongoing development of understanding of how research informs practice developments, and having the opportunity to contribute to the knowledge base of occupational therapy through research.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

You should have a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from Otago Polytechnic, Auckland University of Technology or an equivalent overseas programme. Other applicants may be admitted who can demonstrate appropriate study of an equivalent level and content, pa

Detailed requirements

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


1.5 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$8,203 $12,304
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$11,458 $17,187
Total $19,661 $29,491

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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 $59,155
Earnings range $45,299 - $79,717
In employment 88%
In further study 8%
On a benefit N/A

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Ian Campbell Scholarship

Provided by:

Wellington Paraplegic and Physically Disabled Trust - Secretary



Determined annually by the Trustees

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Paokahu Trust

Provided by:

Paokahu Trust


$500 each

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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

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Where does this information come from?

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The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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