HSO304 - Professional Practice Education A


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H355 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy


Students must pass HSO302 and one the following units: HSO305, HXJ305



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

8 weeks of practice education including 1 week orientation on campus at Deakin University. Total approximately 320 hours.


Department of Human Services policy - Police Record Check and Working With Children Check

In accordance with Department of Human Services policy, all students are required to undertake a National Police Record Check prior to clinical placements in each calendar year of their course.

In accordance with the Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, amended 2017, all students are required to undertake a Working with Children Check at the commencement of their course. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check prior to the commencement of clinical placement will not be able to undertake clinical placement and this will impede progress in the course.

Students may also be required to declare their immunisation status to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience. A health organisation may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student’s immunisation status is not satisfactory to the health organisation.


This practicum unit is aimed at students developing competence as beginning practitioners in occupational therapy. It builds on and extends competency development from fieldwork, enabling students to: apply occupational therapy reasoning processes to a range of practice situations; attain particular skills according to OT Australia professional competency requirements; discuss management issues related to practice, and demonstrate effective communication skills. It will take place in a variety of agencies/organisations within the health and related areas. As appropriate, fieldwork will be supported by additional learning experiences to assist students develop competencies, management skills and an appreciation of the need for practice to be based on evidence that can be cited and analysed.

Hurdle requirement

  • Passing of Fieldwork component and meeting of attendance requirements

Failure of a fieldwork component in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy will normally lead to failure of the unit and may lead to exclusion from the course.

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