Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy Practice - Dunedin Campus

Otago Polytechnic
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Postgraduate Certificate
Study mode
6 months
February July
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 2,318
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 8,120

Entry Requirements

  • You must hold a Diploma OR Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from a World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) approved programme (OR equivalent), OR a Certificate of Registration (New Zealand).
  • If you hold a Diploma or Certificate of Registration, you must also provide evidence of commitment to further education and two confidential referees attesting to your ability to manage postgraduate study.
  • You must provide evidence of registration as an occupational therapist (Annual Practising Certificate), although this can be waived in certain circumstances.
  • International students will be individually assessed to ensure they meet the entry requirements. 

English Language Requirement

  • IELTS: overall band score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6.5)


Compulsory Courses

  • Clinical Reasoning
  • Qualitative Research in Practice
  • Quantitative Research

Electives Courses

  • Negotiated Study
  • Client Education
  • Motivation and Behavioural Change
  • Occupational Therapy in Primary and Population Health
  • Using Sensory Processing Principles with Diverse Populations
  • Specialty Practice
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

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