Professional Practice IV (OCCP4088)


Integrating theory and practice in context and becoming skilled in the application of the occupational therapy process is essential for meeting requirements for registration as an occupational therapist. Building on OCCP1100 Professional Practice I, OCCP2086 Professional Practice II and OCCP3061 Professional Practice IIIA/IIIB, this unit concludes the focus on professional development in context with students responsible for a caseload approximating up to 80% of that expected of a new graduate in that specific position. Students will participate in an eight-week, supervised fulltime experience within a professional service setting.

Further unit of study information


Placement briefing and debriefing (7 hours).


Assessment of competence using Student Practice Evaluation Form-Revised (SPEF-R), (Pass/Fail)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


OCCP3061 and OCCP3065

Additional Information

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

Study this unit outside a degree

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.