Professional Practice I (OCCP1100)


Establishing a professional identity and integrating and applying theory to practice are essential to occupational therapy service provision. This unit will focus on professionalism in preparation for practice in all areas. During the semester students will develop an understanding of occupational therapy strategies implemented across diverse areas, develop essential core teamwork skills and elements of professional communication (written and verbal) skills, and cultivate a professional approach to work. In the semester breaks, students will participate in a supervised one-week, full-time placement experience within a professional service setting.

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1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week, 40hrs clinical work and self-directed learning.


Group presentation (40%), individual assignment (60%), Fieldwork Evaluation Form (FEF) (P/F). Students muct pass their fieldwork placement in order to gain a pass for this unit.

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Students must complete jurisdictional and statutory obligations prior to all professional fieldwork placements. These include holding up to date required vaccinations, Criminal Records Check, Working with Children Check and an Australian cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate.

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.