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


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Port Macquarie 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)

Assumed Knowledge

Knowledge of and skills in professional decision-making and critical thinking as applied to various client-based scenarios; understanding of and ability to apply key theoretical models, research and theories related to occupational therapy practice; understanding of person-centred practice. Understanding of the effects of physical, neurological and psychosocial impairments on occupational performance; Knowledge of and skills in professional decision-making and critical thinking; knowledge of and ability to implement a range of occupational therapy assessments and outcome measures; knowledge of and ability to implement a range of occupation-focused, culturally sensitive and respectful strategies/interventions

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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of OCC300 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Journal club
Clinical report
Simulation experiences
Oral viva

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.