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Unit of Study OCCU2006 Home and Community Occupations (2023)

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Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

apply theoretical models to assess the impact of home and community environments on occupational performance

use relevant theoretical frameworks and legislations to recommend appropriate strategies to address occupational performance issues

promote participation in occupations and advocate for occupational justice for clients within the home and community

demonstrate professional skills, communication and cultural responsiveness required for occupational therapy practice within the home and community

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Laboratory 3 hours (Weekly)

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Laboratory 3 hours (Weekly)

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Curtin, M, Egan, M and Adams, J , 2017, Occupational therapy for people experiencing illness, injury or impairment, 7th edn, Elsevier, Sydney. ISBN: 978-0-7020-5446-4 .
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • You will require: a scale ruler (1:10 & 1: 20 scale) for scaled drawings; tape measure; pencil; and eraser.

  • Please be aware that the Laboratory Safety Quiz needs to be completed prior to first laboratory. Details are found on Blackboard.


  • You will need access to the Australian Standards for class work, tutorials and to complete assessment pieces. Please ensure you have access to a minimum of AS1428 (part 1, 2 & 4). This is available from the Library.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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