Occupational Therapy Graduate students
"I was very much attracted to the professions ethos of helping people of all ages with disability/injury/illness to develop increased independence and, in doing so, promote wellbeing." says Stephen.
Stephen then found work experience with a paediatric Occupational Therapist to ensure this was the profession he wanted.
"Needless to say I loved it and transferred to Occupational Therapy at Monash Peninsula" says Stephen.
Stephen looks back upon his studies in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy with great fondness. "I thoroughly enjoyed the course content and also met many lifelong friends. The Occupational Therapy staff are knowledgeable, approachable and friendly people.
Stephen completed fieldwork placements in hand therapy, adolescent/youth mental health, paediatric early intervention, community health, and a sub-acute/acute hospital and completed a 3 week student fieldwork placement at Launceston General Hospital in Tasmania.
Stephens's current role involves providing clients with vocational counselling, advice regarding optimal management of client health related concerns, liaising with community-based healthcare professionals, assessing / evaluating client functional capacity and workplace environments.