Who needs to apply?

If you are:

  • an Internationally qualified occupational therapist wishing to migrate to and practise in Australia, you must have your skills assessed by the Occupational Therapy Council of Australia Ltd (OTC) in order to apply for registration with the Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) to practise as an occupational therapist in Australia, or
  • an Australian qualified occupational therapist seeking a skills assessment for immigration purposes (a Stage 1 application only is required for this purpose),

please read the explanatory notes, forms and guidelines to the Stage 1 and Stage 2 processes.  These can be found in the “forms” section of this website.

Please read the:

Please watch the:

  • Stage 2 tutorial which has been created to assist you in completing the assessment requirements.


  • glossary of acronyms is included for your information.