Enabling Participation: Children

OCC80030 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • 6 week block

Contact hours

  • 60 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


HT3  Term 3

1 Aug 22 - 11 Sep 22

11 Oct 22

Last self enrolment:
1 Aug 22

12 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22


OCC70010 Enabling Participation: Mental Health 2
OCC70020 Enabling participation: Musculoskeletal and neurological 2

Aims and objectives

This unit enables students to choose, describe, apply and justify principles of assessment and intervention for individuals or groups of children who are experiencing occupational performance challenges as a result of a musculoskeletal, neurological or mental health conditions. Students learn to apply occupation focused and evidence-based assessments and interventions with children at different stages of development and their families.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Select and apply an occupational therapy conceptual practice model to children at different stages of development engaged in childhood occupations.
2. Select and apply professional practice models including family centred practice, cognitive, motor and sensory approaches which will guide assessment and intervention planning
3. Analyse person, environment and occupation factors to design an intervention plan for a child or group of children with complex problems.
4. Articulate professional reasoning and critique of evidence to justify and communicate intervention plans to children, parents, teachers and carers.
5. Demonstrate research and communication skills