Embark on a meaningful profession as an Occupational Therapist 

Following an injury or illness, a person’s ability to perform self-care, leisure or work tasks may be impaired. As an occupational therapist, you play a crucial role in helping your clients develop, recover or maintain daily living and work skills. This includes assisting stroke patients attain a degree of independence by teaching them how to bathe, dress, prepare meals or use a computer on their own.

To do this effectively, you will assess your client’s general health, medical history and home or work environments before devising treatment programmes based on their individual needs and lifestyles. 

Your expertise in occupational therapy is highly sought after in organisations such as early intervention centres, special education schools and rehabilitation centres.

Do you have what it takes to be an Occupational Therapist?

To practise occupational therapy in a professional capacity, you need to have either of the following qualifications: 
  • Diploma in Occupational Therapy from an accredited foreign institution  
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited university
To ensure that industry professional standards are adhered to, every occupational therapist must be registered with the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) before starting their practice. Find out how you can register here

Keen to pursue a career as a Occupational Therapist? We invite you to apply for the Social Service Scholarship! Administered by NCSS, this scholarship supports both undergraduate and postgraduate studies in social work and other social service-related disciplines. To find out more, visit our scholarship page.

Check out our Job Portal today and discover a rewarding future as an occupational therapist. 

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