OCC330 Occupational Therapy Workplace Learning 1 (Honours) (12)

In this subject honours students complete one supervised occupational therapy workplace learning experience. The workplace learning experience will last for seven weeks. This workplace learning experience focuses on working with individuals who experience occupational dysfunction and/or may focus on planning or implementing an occupation-focused project. The workplace learning experience provides students with the opportunity to manage their own caseload and to practice and consolidate their assessment, intervention, and evaluation skills. Students will also develop and consolidate critical evaluation and reflective practice skills. Students are required to pass this placement and related assessment items to pass this subject.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: OCC330. 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 (Honours)


OCC300 and OCC304

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss the complexities of occupational therapy practice
  • be able to demonstrate appropriate verbal and written communication strategies
  • be able to demonstrate appropriate professional behaviour
  • be able to maintain a portfolio identifying their learning during their workplace learning experiences
  • be able to plan and conduct formal and informal assessments of clients relevant to the setting, with moderate to minimal supervision
  • be able to design and implement appropriate and well-reasoned enabling strategies and/or occupation-focused projects
  • be able to evaluate the effectiveness of the implemented strategies and projects
  • be able to achieve a satisfactory rating for all competencies listed on the fieldwork assessment evaluation form


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Applying communication skills in practice
  • Professional behaviour
  • Assessment and enabling strategies
  • Intervention planning and evaluation
  • Reflective practice
  • Begin portfolio development
  • Fieldwork preparation
  • This subject will include one seven-week period of workplace learning

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 32 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

- Applying and reflecting on communication skills
- Appropriate professional behaviour in different contexts
- Assessment and enabling strategies
- Intervention planning and evaluation
- Reflective practice
- Ensuring portfolio provides evidence of competency development
- Advanced fieldwork preparation

Special Resources

Students may incur costs associated with placement


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.