Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
 

Codes and Guidelines

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia has developed codes and guidelines to guide the profession. These also help to clarify the Board’s views and expectations on a range of issues.

Policies

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Social media policy PDF (62.2 KB) Web page From 17 March 2014

Codes and guidelines

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Guidelines for advertising regulated health services PDF (155 KB) Web page  From 17 March 2014 
Guidelines for mandatory notifications PDF (149 KB) Web page From 17 March 2014
Code of conduct PDF (146 KB)  Web page  From 17 March 2014 

Continuing Professional Development

All practising occupational therapists must undertake continuing professional development (CPD) as a requirement of registration. Refer to our dedicated CPD information page to find out the requirements and exemptions, and to access our CPD resources.

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Guidelines on continuing professional development (CPD) PDF (458 KB) Word version
(422 KB,DOCX)

Supervision Guidelines

The Supervision guidelines set out the principles the Board considers central to safe and effective supervision for a range of regulatory needs.

Document PDF Accessible format Document date
Supervision guidelines for occupational therapy PDF (400 KB) Word version 
(455 KB,DOCX)
2 September 2014

Appendices

Document Information Accessible format Document date
Appendix 2 - Supervision agreement Detailed information is provided on the principles, reporting requirements, the different levels of supervision, responsibilities and a diagrammatic summary of procedures.

Supervisees must, with their supervisor(s), complete a Supervision agreement and forward to the Board prior to commencing practice
Word version 
(72.5 KB,DOC)
2 September 2014
Appendix 3 - Supervised practice plan The supervised practice plan (SPP) must be submitted to the Board (prior to practice or within two weeks after practice commences).

The Board must approve any proposed changes to the SPP before they are implemented.
Word version 
(41.4 KB,DOC)
2 September 2014
Appendix 4 - Supervisor's report template A supervision report is to be submitted at intervals agreed in the Supervised practice plan (SPP) that details progress against the SPP.

Where the practitioner will have more than one supervisor, the Board will need to consider each supervisor’s report when submitted at the end of their supervision period.

Additional supervision reports may be submitted at any time and are mandated if there any changes proposed to the SPP or if there any concerns about the supervisee.
Word version 
(26.8 KB,DOC)

Supervisor final report 
(33.2 KB,DOCX)
2 September 2014
Appendix 5 - Orientation to the Australian healthcare system For practitioners who have attained their primary qualifications outside Australia, their Supervised practice plan must include an orientation or introduction to the Australian healthcare system.

The onus rests with the supervisee to ensure the reporting requirements are met as agreed in the Supervised practice plan. However, the supervisor also has a responsibility to adhere to the agreement she or he enters into with the Board, and to appropriately oversee the supervisee’s practice.

Please refer to the Supervision guidelines for detailed information.
Word version 
(31.3 KB,DOC)

FAQ and Fact Sheets

For more information, please see FAQ and Fact Sheets.

Retired versions

Document PDF Document date
Retired version: Guidelines for advertising of regulated health services PDF (458 KB) To 16 March 2014
Retired version: Guidelines for mandatory notifications PDF (424 KB) To 16 March 2014
Retired version: Code of conduct PDF (442 KB) To 16 March 2014

 
 
 
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