Occupational Therapy

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An exciting part of the Occupational Therapy degree involves on the job training through Workplace Learning (WPL).

To assist with the WPL journey, the following tabs contain important information and guides to ensure students are aware of the WPL requirements.

The following indicates compulsory Workplace Learning (WPL) components:

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (4409OT)

  • OCC105 Occupational Therapy Practice – (10 days / 75 hours)
  • OCC206 Enabling strategies: Working with individuals (Fundamentals) (5 days)
  • OCC320 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 1 (32 days)
  • OCC321 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 2 (32 days)
  • OCC420 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 3 (36 days)
  • OCC421 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 4 (36 days)

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Honours (Integrated Honours) (4509OT)

  • OCC105 Occupational Therapy Practice – (10 days / 75 hours)
  • OCC206 Enabling strategies: Working with individuals (Fundamentals) (5 days)
  • OCC330 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning (Honours) 1 (32 days)
  • OCC331 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning (Honours) 2 (32 days)
  • OCC430 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 3 (Honours) (36 days)
  • OCC431 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 4 (Honours) (36 days)

It is mandatory as a Charles Sturt University student to obtain and maintain specific requirements throughout their degree. These include NSW Health compliance requirements and Charles Sturt University Workplace Learning requirements. The following information will assist in achieving compliance.

NSW Health requirements - Mandatory

Due first year of study and no later than 30 June

  • Australian National Police Check
  • NSW Health Code of Conduct
  • Immunisations and Vaccinations
  • Influenza vaccination
  • COVID-19 vaccination

Visit NSW Health for more information

Use the following checklist to help organise requirements:

Download NSW Health compliance checklist

Once NSW compliance requirements are obtained, email them to FOSH-WPL@csu.edu.au for processing. Please enter in the email subject line: student ID/ student name/ discipline/compliance.

For further assistance please see the FOSH WPL Student Guide to NSW Health Compliance.

Charles Sturt University WPL requirements - Mandatory

Due first year of study and no later than 30 June

  • First Aid including CPR
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Working with Children Checks
  • ACT Working with Vulnerable People
  • Online course – Manual Handling
  • Online course – Hand Hygiene
  • Online course - Food Handling
  • Uniforms and ID Badge

Visit the Faculty of Science and Health Interact 2 site for more information.

Download the discipline requirements checklist

Once Charles Sturt University WPL requirements obtained, instructions on how to upload to InPlace can be found on the above Faculty of Science and Health Interact2 site.

To assist with the Workplace Learning journey the following services  provide important information:

  • Student support services – Student Charter, Financial support, technical support, Special Consideration, Make a complaint and Appeals and reviews.
  • Support and wellbeing services – Access to Disability services, First Nations students, International students, Research students, LGBTIQA+ students, Refugee students, Elite athletes.
  • Three Rivers Department of Rural Health – Support for eligible students with subsidised accommodation or financial assistance while on placement in the Three Rivers locations, Online learning modules, access to the Charles Sturt Student Rural Health Club, rural career opportunities and pathways to further health study. Students can also access the UDRH map here which has all of the UDRH mapped across Australia with contact details to check their placement locations.
  • Scholarships and Grants – Access to apply for Charles Sturt University Scholarships and Grants and also from external providers.
  • WorkPlace Health and Safety Incident management reporting – reporting an incident or hazard within 24hrs or as soon as possible after the event via the Protecht online form
  • Insurance - contact the Student Liaison Officer for further information  or support.

To assist with the Workplace Learning (WPL) journey, the following resources provide important information:

Need help or assistance?

Please contact the Faculty of Science and Health Workplace Learning Team.

Phone: +61 26933 3010
Email: FOSH-WPL@csu.edu.au