Information for Fieldwork 4 (Year 3)

Placement Aims

30 on-site hours and 5 study hours per week for 8 weeks (280 hours).

This course enables learners to demonstrate competence through consistent application of occupational therapy skills and knowledge, within the practice setting, sustaining professional behaviours and attitudes at a consistent level.

At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critique the role of the occupational therapist and occupational therapy using evidence informed practice within the local context.
  2. Practice occupational therapy at a consistent level* across identified areas of competence within the placement(s) setting. 

*Consistent level is the level expected within the New Zealand Fieldwork Assessment.

Key Information

  • Offers received: by 13 May
  • Allocation Notification to supervisors: Week beginning 27 June
  • Pre-placement podcast link - Open in YouTube
  • Start Date: 11 July
  • Midway assessment: Week beginning 1 August
  • Final assessment: Week beginning 29 August
  • Email back Assessment Form to Otfieldwork@op.ac.nz by Wednesday 7 September)