Community Based OT Fieldwork (OCCP5239)


Students will work in teams to develop and implement a structured self-directed fieldwork project over the course of the semester in partnership with a community organisation. Student teams will be supported to work independently and attend regular peer and academic supervision sessions on-campus. The project will focus on enabling participation within diverse communities relevant to OT practice. In this unit study students will develop project management skills, demonstrate their knowledge of occupation, OT models, theories and evidence and develop competency in key OT enablement skills.

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Further unit of study information


3 x 3-hr lectures, 4 x 3hr supervision sessions


Project specification brief (20%), Individual project implementation plan (10%) Professional development report (70%). Students must also submit a copy of the final project delivered to the community partner, fieldwork hours log and community partner verification form

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


OCCP5237 and OCCP5238

Additional Information

Students must complete jurisdictional and statutory obligations prior to all 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.