Working with people is at the very essence of occupational therapy and a mandatory part of our Bachelor of Occupational Therapy qualification.

Over a three-year period, students complete five fieldwork placements under supervision of registered occupational therapists. This ensures our graduates can enter the workforce knowing exactly what to expect. 

We understand that having a work placement student on a full-time basis is a significant undertaking for both the supervisor and student. That is why we ensure that the supervising therapists are thoroughly prepared and know exactly what to expect.

For any occupational therapists considering offering a fieldwork placement, we would recommend reading the following documents specific to that placement.


Information for Fieldwork Supervisors


Contact us

School of Occupational Therapy

Fieldwork Team

Phone 0800 800 583

Email otfieldwork@op.ac.nz