1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2383-11 Occupational Therapist

Assesses the function of people whose abilities and daily activities are impaired.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • conducts tests to evaluate and assess emotional, psychological developmental and physical capabilities
  • tests and trains patients with perceptual motor problems, learning or developmental disabilities
  • assesses and trains people with disabilities in self-care and daily living activities and provides aids and adaptations to assist performance, independence and productivity
  • assesses patients' vocational potential and provides work adjustment training and work experience
  • plans and directs programs through the use of vocational, recreational, remedial, social and educational activities, conducted on an individual or group basis
  • records patients' activities, responses and progress

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