Community Based OT Fieldwork (OCCP5239)


Students will develop and implement a structured self-directed fieldwork project over the course of the semester. Students will be supported to work independently and will provide regular reports to key community partners on project progress. This project, completed as part of a larger team, will focus on enabling participation within a diverse range of communities. This unit will develop learners' capacities across a broad range of capabilities, with particular focus on leadership and management, vision and change agency, and collaborative teamwork. This unit of study will provide opportunities for formal and informal interprofessional learning. Regular reporting to and feedback from site and academic supervisors, as well as peer support and moderated peer learning, will assist in the extension and deepening of the application of occupational therapy theory to practice.

Further unit of study information


1x3hr lecture/week for five weeks, 1x5hr workshop/week for two weeks


written group reports (40%), group presentation in class (20%), individual report (40%), hours log and fieldwork assessments (P/F)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

OCCP5237 and OCCP5238

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.