Other functions of the OTC include the provision of advice to the OTBA and other Government agencies, including:

  • Department of Home Affairs
  • Australian Government, Department of Education and Training
  • Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

on matters relevant to occupational therapy standards for accreditation and assessment, and the suitability of internationally-qualified occupational therapists wanting to practise the profession in Australia.

International liaison with other health professional accreditation bodies, regulators and educators on matters related to standards of education and practice, and development and review of standards relating to the accreditation of occupational therapy programs and internationally-qualified practitioners is a part of the OTC’s functions. These include:

  • Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand (OTBNZ)
  • World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT)

From 1 July 2012, when legislation was introduced requiring all occupational therapists wanting to practise in Australia to be registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia www.occupationaltherapyboard.gov.au  the OTC has been liaising with a number of agencies to ensure its accreditation and assessment processes and procedures comply with the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (National Law), and its operational processes are in compliance with the Corporations Act. Some of these agencies include:

  • Health Professions Accreditation Collaborative Forum (HPACF)
  • Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)
  • Occupational Therapy Australia Ltd (OTA)
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).