Strategic Plan

2018 – 2021


OTC: contributing to a flexible, innovative and safe occupational therapy workforce.


The OTC is an independent organisation established to:

  • assess and accredit occupational therapy education programs offered by education providers in Australia leading to eligibility for registration as an occupational therapist in Australia and New Zealand (via the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement); and
  • to assess the suitability of overseas-trained occupational therapists to practise in Australia.


  • Ethical
  • Professional
  • Transparent
  • Collaborative
  • Community and stakeholder focussed
  • Embracing diversity.

Our Goals:

Goal 1 – To develop robust systems in occupational therapy program accreditation and assessment of overseas trained occupational therapists that support continuous improvement and quality of occupational therapy practice in Australia.

Goal 2 – To implement strong governance processes to ensure a sustainable organisation.

Goal 3 – To contribute to culturally safe practice in occupational therapy.

Goal 4 – To strategically position OTC through leveraging our reputation and strengthening collaboration with key stakeholders.

Goal 5– To create and investigate emerging opportunities for collaboration with other accreditation authorities.

Goal 6 – To harness emerging technologies to support effective and efficient OTC functions.