Accreditation standards are used to assess whether a program of study, and the education provider that provides the program of study, provide persons who complete the program with the knowledge, skills and professional attributes to practise the profession.
As required under section 46 of the National Law, wide-ranging consultation about the content of an accreditation standard must be undertaken.
Until this requirement is completed by the Occupational Therapy Council (OTC) the Board has decided to approve accreditation standards (Nov 2012) as an interim strategy, acknowledging the following:
- that the OTC’s accreditation standards (Nov 2012) are based on those used by Occupational Therapy Australia (OTAL) to accredit programs of study
- the OTC’s accreditation standards (Nov 2012) contain only those standards that programs have been required to meet
- the OTC’s accreditation standards (Nov 2012) will remain in place until the OTC completes wide-ranging consultation for revision of these standards and new standards are approved under the National Law.
The accreditation standards take effect on the day that they are published on the Board’s website.
Date of publication on the website: 23 November 2012
Approved Programs of Study
Qualifications for general registration
Adequate Programs of Study
Qualifications for general registration under the grandparenting provisions of the National Law