OCC414 Professional and organisational contexts of practice (8)

This subject focuses on students becoming and being confident in their professional identity and their ability to succeed in the workplace. Students will have opportunities to articulate the unique contribution occupational therapy makes to services and organisations. As part of this subject, students will be required to identify their personal strengths and develop strategies for their continuing professional development. Students will draw on their workplace learning experiences to discuss and critique management strategies and discuss characteristics of effective processes, teams and workplaces.


Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Port Macquarie Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: OCC414. 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

Must be enrolled in Bachelor of Occupational Therapy OR Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Assumed Knowledge

All previous subjects in the occupational therapy course.

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to articulate personal strengths relevant to their emerging role as a new graduate occupational therapist
  • be able to critically reflect on and self-evaluate their professional knowledge, skills and values relevant to their emerging role as an entry-level occupational therapist
  • be able to present a continuing professional development plan relevant to their emerging role as an entry-level occupational therapist
  • be able to explore strategies for self-management that contribute to resilience in practice
  • be able to identify the difference between effective and ineffective processes, teams and workplaces and develop strategies for improvement


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Professional identity
  • Identifying personal strengths
  • Ongoing professional development and performance management
  • Managing conflict
  • Managing burnout
  • Prioritising workloads
  • Registration
  • Finding networks and mentors
  • Private practice
  • Supervising others
  • Quality improvement of processes, teams and workplaces
  • Tales of new graduates

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of OCC414 in Session 2 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 %
Applying for a job
Preparation for practice interview
Continuing professional development plan

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.