When you're not in lecture halls, you'll be putting your theoretical knowledge into practice in our occupational therapy labs. These labs are the perfect place to refine your practical skills before you work with real clients during your fieldwork unit.

Occupational Therapy Learning Hub

Our state-of-the-art Occupational Therapy Learning Hub at the Geelong Waterfront Campus provides students with simulation facilities that include the latest in technology, reflecting real working conditions and equipment that will place you well for graduate employment.

It is a large simulation teaching space dedicated to the comprehensive training of occupational therapy students. It is complete with simulated kitchen, bathroom and bedroom spaces, all installed with SMART technology. This assistive technology – including voice activated devices Alexa and Google Home, as well as more complex, fixed technologies – is important in our students’ training. Real-life simulations and assessments display how the technology can be used to assist clients in completing daily tasks and prepares students for their future careers.

Students and academics have access to the display of course material on two large projection screens at the front of the room in the group teaching zone, in addition to LCD displays positioned in each of the four simulation zones.

Student activities within defined sections of the space are able to be recorded with video and audio and uploaded for analysis so academics can assess students and provide feedback in real time. Students can then watch their footage to get a real idea of how they’re performing and how they can improve their strategies.

Our new technology includes:

  • simulated kitchen, bathroom and bedroom spaces
  • SMART technology installed throughout
  • voice activated devices Alexa and Google Home
  • two large projection screens in the group teaching zone
  • LCD displays within each of the four simulation zones.

Learn more about studying a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Deakin

Community-based Practice Education Space

Our Community-based Practice Education Space is used for a range of teaching and learning experiences, including preparation for placement, assessment, occupational therapy intervention and group-based learning.