OCC300 Enabling Strategies: Working with Individuals (Consolidation) (16)

This subject builds on first and second year subjects and extends the application of the occupational therapy process when working with individuals across the lifespan. Students will apply theoretical models, utilise research skills and consolidate the occupational therapy process to select relevant strategies to use when working with individuals with a range of physical, neurological and psychosocial conditions. Relevant evidence will be integrated and critiqued to inform clinical decision-making. Within this subject, students will learn how to further understand occupational issues and the importance of focusing on meaningful activities as determined by the individuals they work with. Activities and how they enable participation in meaningful roles is at the centre of being an occupational therapist.  In this subject, students will enable participation in education, work, play, leisure, social life, activities of daily living (e.g. toileting, dressing, sexual activity), instrumental activities of daily living (e.g. caring for children and pets, home and money management), rest and sleep.  Students will articulate their decision-making at all stages of the occupational therapy process including assessment, intervention selection, service delivery and outcome measurement; and be able to communicate this to a range of audiences

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-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

Grading System



One session


School of Community Health

Enrolment Restrictions

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

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply the occupational therapy process to work with individuals across the lifespan with a range of physical, neurological and psychosocial conditions
  • be able to research, justify and implement contemporary occupational therapy enabling strategies/interventions relevant to a range of clients and practice settings
  • be able to demonstrate, using an occupation-focused approach, how to enable individuals to engage in life activities
  • be able to adjust for service-delivery contexts and integrate culturally sensitive and respectful strategies for engaging clients from diverse backgrounds in all stages of the occupational therapy process
  • be able to demonstrate internal strategies to examine and monitor personal responses to cultural and social differences
  • be able to demonstrate professional behaviours
  • be able to consolidate professional written and verbal communication skills and the ability to adapt these for different audiences
  • be able to demonstrate a person-centred approach and dynamic, flexible problem solving skills
  • be able to articulate decision-making informed by theory and evidence


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The occupational therapy process with individuals across the lifespan including intake, collaborative goal-setting, enabling strategy (intervention) selection, implementation and outcome measurement
  • Planning and implementing generic and specific enabling strategies used by occupational therapists working with people in practice areas that may include: paediatrics; mental health; palliative care; and people with chronic/multiple health conditions
  • Contemporary occupational therapy practice settings
  • Identifying, critiquing and integrating theory and evidence in practice
  • Professional behaviours and communication


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.