Occupational Therapy


Student Coordinator

Gloria Tsao
Email: Otstudentcoord@monashhealth.org
Phone: 0408976889

Contact with Clinical Agencies

Please contact the O.T. site student coordinator at your placement site or your allocated clinical supervisor TWO WEEKS PRIOR to your placement commencement date.

Clinical Placement Hours

Clinical placement hours may vary between sites and should be discussed when you contact your agency prior to commencing your placement.

Lunch breaks/morning tea breaks will vary between sites and should be discussed with your clinical supervisor or OT site student coordinator

Within some of the Community Mental Health settings, therapy staff work shift work and weekends. Please discuss this with your supervisor if this may pose a problem and clarify what is required.


Your university Occupational Therapy Uniform should be worn at all times (unless otherwise stated by your clinical agency).

Within the Mental Health settings, generally no uniform is required, although can be worn.  Again please clarify with your clinical supervisor or OT site student coordinator.  If not wearing a uniform, please wear smart casual clothes.

Your student I.D. must be worn at all times. If your placement is longer than 2 weeks you will be required to purchase a Monash Health ID badge.

Discipline services available at each site

The case load at each site depends on the type of service that is offered at that site.  Please discuss this with your clinical educator as part of your orientation to the site.

Suggested preparation for clinical placements

Please contact your allocated clinical supervisor two weeks prior to your placement to receive the relevant information on what you are required to prepare before commencing.  It is recommended that you ask your clinical supervisor if there is any required reading that needs to be completed prior to commencing.

It is suggested for Mental Health Placements that some familiarity with the Mental Health Act and basic knowledge of mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and depression is valuable.