Reflexivity and OT Professional Practice (OCCP5242)


This unit includes an extended fieldwork placement and on-campus workshops to provide students with an opportunity to consolidate, apply and extend their knowledge of occupational therapy practice, with a focus on the range of competencies identified by OT Australia needed to become a beginning practitioner. This final fieldwork placement experience is focused on students developing independence and autonomy demonstrating the ability to manage a caseload approximating up to 80% of that expected of a new graduate in that specific position. Students will incorporate their fieldwork experiences into an exploration of reflexivity as a core capability in professional practice. . This unit enables students to continue to build on learning gained through OCCP5237, OCCP5238, OCCP5239 and OCCP5240 through the participation in a eight-week, supervised 40hr/week placement in a professional service setting.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


3x3hr tutorial-workshop; 2x2hr tutorial-workshop; 2x2hr self-directed learning activities 1x2hr briefing for fieldwork ¿ all during a specified block period


Individual written assessment 1 (20%), individual written assessment 2 (80%) , Assessment of competence using Student Practice Evaluation Form-Revised (SPEF-R) Pass/Fail. Students must pass each component of assessment for this unit to gain a pass for this unit.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


OCCP5237 and OCCP5238 and OCCP5239



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.

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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.