In this first practice education unit, students will observe and demonstrate occupational therapy professional skills and competencies required for occupational therapy practice. Under moderate supervision, students will practice authentic occupational therapy, implementing the occupational therapy process and competencies through a range of activities including observation and participation in occupational therapy programs and service delivery. The placement may be in traditional or non-traditional areas of practice.
This unit includes 125 hours of practice education contributing to the 1000 hours of practice education mandated by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists and is guided by the Australian Minimum Competency Standards for New Graduate Occupational Therapists (Occupational Therapy Board of Australia 2018). Students must attend intensive preparation session(s) of 6 hours prior to the commencement of practice education and reflective session(s) of 4 hours post the practice education experience.
To meet accreditation requirements students must attend the 125 practice education hours as a part of this unit. Practice education experiences will be allocated by CDU. Please refer to the College of Health and Human Sciences website for further details on the requirements for placements and other important information.
Part time students should undertake OCC512 (OCC502) prior to or alongside OCC517.
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