Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Introduction - practice education
Practice Education is a major component of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy degree. In order to satisfy the requirements of the degree each student much complete 1000 hours of work experience within the industry working with qualified occupational therapists.
This website is designed to provide information to current and future students, practice education agencies, and supervisors with easy access to information, policy and forms used in the Deakin University's Occupational Science and Therapy practice education program.
The student practice education manual provides help to students studying fieldwork. Please refer to the manual for important information, located under the Practice Education downloads link on the left hand menu.
Hand therapists are occupational therapists that specialise in the rehabilitation of patients who have experienced trauma to their hand, elbow or shoulder.
If you are having any difficulties with regards to practice education, please seek assistance immediately to help resolve any issues that you may be facing. The Practice Education team consists Unit Chairs whose units contain a practice education component, Deakin Practice Education Supervisors, and Practice Education Administration.
Current Students and Agencies
Phone: 5227 8322
Phone: 0406 932 734
Tara Roberts (OWLs Co-ordinator)
Phone: 5227 8360
Phone: 0419 511 442
Phone: 5227 8333
Please note that DPEFs have requested that they be called during business hours ONLY (unless in an emergency when using their private mobile phone numbers
Genevieve Pepin - Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator
Phone 03 5227 8462
Professor Karen Stagnitti
Phone 03 5227 8370
Associate Professor Lynne Adamson
Phone 03 5227 8370 Fax 03 5227 8371
Helen Larkin - Senior Lecturer and Unit Chair
Phone 03 5227 8337
Chloe O'Connor - Lecturer and Unit Chair
Phone 03 5227 8572
Johanne Walker - Lecturer and Unit Chair
Phone 03 5227 8333
Kieva Richards - Lecturer and Unit Chair
Phone 03 5227 8079
Pearse Fay - Lecturer and Unit Chair
Phone 03 52278322
Kelli Nicola-Richmond - Lecturer and Unit Chair
Phone 03 52278418
Deakin University's Student Life offers students a wide variety of services that include counselling, issues affecting study and motivation issues.
Information for prospective Practice Educators
Please visit our page for Innovation and Evaluation Placements for Practice Educators.
Please note: The Practice Education Manual contains all the appendices. As some of the appendices contain documents that are required to be filled out before you commence your Practice Education Placement, these have also been added separately for ease of re-downloading.
There are both student and supervisor versions of the Deakin OT Practice Education Manual. These can be downloaded in full here.