The Occupational Therapy Student Alliance (OTSA)

What is OTSA?

OTSA is the Occupational Therapy Student Alliance. It is made up of 1st to 4th year OT students at SCU Gold Coast. Annual membership to OTSA is FREE to any student enrolled in the BOT course- but all members must also be paid members of CoastRs. OTSA receives funding from the University each year drawn from student contributions (SSAF), which allows us to subsidise events of interest, including the annual Allied Health Student Conference.

The OTSA Committee (2020) is made up of the following 3rd year students: Ruby Weston (President), Megan Vitali (Vice President – social engagement) Bronte Dahl (Vice President – professional experience), Georgia Stephenson (Secretary), Takudzwa Wilfred (Treasurer), and General Committee member – Emma Bond.

Aims & Objectives of OTSA:

1. To promote Occupational Therapy within the overall BOT cohort, at Southern Cross University, and in the wider community (includes fundraising and events).

2. To support and mentor fellow Bachelor of Occupational Therapy students through shared experiences, resource sharing, and social and academic events (includes catering and events).

3. To provide networking opportunities with fellow Occupational Therapy students, staff, and industry, as well as other students and Allied Health clubs at SCU (e.g. Allied Health Conference, Inter-club events).

If you want to ask any questions- or have suggestions for events- then please contact us at You can find us on Facebook too (but please contact the committee via email)

Click here for our Facebook page.

Websites of Interest:

Getting Started at SCU- NEW STUDENTS:

Academic Skills:

Uni Mentor:

Technology Support (free Microsoft Office download):


Gold Coast Community Guide:
Coastrs Student Association:
Southern Cross University Student Magazine:

BOT Faculty page:
OT Australia-


Here’s a few websites that may be of use for students wishing to apply for scholarships this year:
GOOD UNI’s GUIDE- – search for OT.

APP: for Phone or iPad.

Southern Cross University also has an App for your phone. It includes PULSE- (the ‘student voice’ for comments and complaints, as well as links to BLACKBOARD (which also has an App- good for checking your grades on the go), and much, much more.

Join OTSA Club: