HSO405 - Professional Practice Education B


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: 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 or H455 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)


HSO306, HSO304



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 totalling approximately 320 hours


The second of two practicum units aimed at students developing competence as beginning practitioners in occupational therapy. It builds on and extends competency development from earlier fieldwork enabling students to apply occupational therapy reasoning processes to a range of practice situations; complete the attainment of particular skills according to OT Australia professional competency requirements; develop management skills related to practice; demonstrate effective professional communication skills; reflect on learning outcomes for their studies. Students will learn to self-evaluate; and discuss their individual professional capabilities according to OT Australia accreditation, be professionally accountable, and articulate professional and personal frames of reference related to occupational therapy practice. It will take place in a variety of agencies/organisations within the health and related areas. Seminars will be integral to assist students with the development of appropriate competencies, management skills, and an appreciation of the need for practice to be based on evidence that can be cited and analysed.

Hurdle requirement

  • Must complete all placement requirements (SPEF-R2 and 90% placement attendance)·
  • Must pass Assessment Task 3

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