OCC300 Enabling Strategies: Working with Individuals (16)


This subject builds on knowledge developed in OCC100, OCC201, OCC204, OCC205, and the BMS subjects.  The subject focuses on enabling strategies/interventions that occupational therapists use to facilitate occupational engagement of individuals who have been affected by physical, social, emotional, mental, and/or cognitive disorders. Students will develop skills in the practical application of occupational reasoning and theoretical principles, related to specific conditions. Students will develop their reasoning skills to facilitate program planning, implementation and evaluation of appropriate enabling strategies/interventions when working with children, adolescents, adults and older people. This subject will provide an integrated approach to the theory and practice of working with individuals in a variety of settings.


+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalAlbury-Wodonga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: OCC300
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Community Health

Enrolment restrictions

Students must be enrolled in Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or Bachelor of Occupational Therapy(Honours)
Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate professional reasoning to identify the effectes that physical, social, emotional, mental, and/or cognitive impairments may have on occupational performance;
  • be able to design and plan a range of enabling strategies/interventions, informed by theory and assessments, to enable an individual to engage in relevant occupations;
  • be able to use a range of evidence to support professional reasoning;
  • be able to work collaboratively on problem-based scenarios to reflect team work professional reasoning;
  • be able to use a range of enabling skills to promote occupational engagement of individuals.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Professional reasoning process, interventions and approaches
  • Planning, implementation and justification of enabling strategies and approaches
  • Enabling strategies and approaches used by occupational therapists working with children, adolescents, adults and older people
  • Enabling strategies of self-care, play and leisure, education
  • Biomechanical and sensory strategies
  • Neurological strategies
  • Mental health strategies
  • Cognitive and perceptual strategies
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of intervention strategies and approaches


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.