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What’s New?

July 2018 – Public consultation for review of the standards for accreditation of entry-level occupational therapy programs by the OTC – full details available in the accreditation section of the website.

May 2017 – OTC submission to COAG Health Council for Independent Review of Accreditation Systems within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for health professions.

OTC Submission to NRAS Review_ May 2017

November 2013  – for information relating to the transition of accreditation functions from 1 January 2014, please click on the Communique OTC and OTAL – Nov 2013

Importantly, from 1 July 2012 in compliance with new legislation (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation National Law) all occupational therapists wanting to practise in Australia are required to be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Internationally-qualified occupational therapists who do not hold a qualification accredited by the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (OTBA) are required to undertake the assessment process with the OTC.

The assessment process consists of:

Stage 1 — Desktop audit
Stage 2 — Supervised practice audit


Public Consultation

A review of accreditation standards for the occupational therapy profession in Australia 2012 is being undertaken.  The consultation document is available in the accreditation section of the website.   Responses are due no later than 5pm on 16 February 2013.

This period of consultation is now complete, and revised Accreditation Standards (December 2013) are available in the “Accreditation” section of this website.