Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
 

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04 Dec 2014

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases a report of its work

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia has published a report of its work in regulating the occupational therapy profession in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme during 2013/14.
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04 Dec 2014

Communique from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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02 Dec 2014

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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21 Nov 2014

National Board reminds occupational therapists to renew registration by 30 November

Occupational therapists have less than two weeks to renew their registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia to avoid paying a late fee.
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13 Nov 2014

New approach to International criminal history checks

From early 2015, National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) will implement a new procedure for checking international criminal history.
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10 Nov 2014

Communique from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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07 Nov 2014

2013/14 National Scheme Annual Report published

AHPRA and the National Boards have released their 2013/14 Annual Report on the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme.
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28 Oct 2014

Newsletter from the National Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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22 Oct 2014

National Board recognises special week for occupational therapists

Board Chair highlights the important contribution of occupational therapists to the community.
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17 Oct 2014

Call for applications

Applications are now sought for appointments to upcoming vacancies for chairs (from practitioner members), practitioner members and community members.
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13 Oct 2014

Final-year students urged to apply for registration online now

Final-year students who will soon complete an approved program of study can go online now to apply for registration before they graduate.
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03 Oct 2014

Communiqué from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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23 Sep 2014

Online renewal of registration is now open

Online renewal of registration to practise in Australia is now open for 16,000 occupational therapists.
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11 Sep 2014

Media release

The Board and AHPRA publish the Health Profession Agreement for 2014/2015.
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27 Aug 2014

Media release

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia has announced the registration fee for occupational therapists for 2014/15. 
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14 Aug 2014

We have new homepages!

Today we have launched new homepage designs across all our websites.
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11 Aug 2014

Certificate of Registration Status (CoRS) now available online

Registered health practitioners using the AHPRA portal can now request a Certificate of Registration Status (CoRS) online.
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05 Aug 2014

Communiqué from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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31 Jul 2014

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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30 Jul 2014

Webinar presentation: Staying up to standard

Watch a presentation on Staying up to standard, featuring tips for keeping CPD records and preparing for audit.
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24 Jul 2014

Media release

The National Boards are calling for feedback on guidelines on the regulatory management of health practitioners with blood borne infectious diseases.
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14 Jul 2014

Media release

On 1 July 2014 all Boards and AHPRA launched refreshed regulatory principles for regulating in the public interest. It also marked our 4th birthday and new arrangements in Qld.
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24 Jun 2014

Board appointments

Health ministers announced the new and reappointed Chair and Board members of the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia last week.
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20 Jun 2014

Communiqué from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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20 May 2014

Media release

Updated Advertising guidelines published today by National Boards.
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02 May 2014

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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14 Apr 2014

Call for applications - Registration and Notifications Committee

Call for applications for health practitioners to join the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia Registration and Notifications Committee.
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11 Apr 2014

Breakfast forum invitation - Victoria

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia invites occupational therapists in Victoria to a free breakfast forum.
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17 Mar 2014

Revised guidelines, code and policy effective today

Revised guidelines and code of conduct, and a new social media policy, come into effect for all occupational therapists today.
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13 Mar 2014

Unplanned office closure alert

The AHPRA Northern Territory office has reopened
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12 Mar 2014

Communiqué from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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06 Mar 2014

Breakfast forum invitation - New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia invites occupational therapists in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory to a free breakfast forum.
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14 Feb 2014

Media release

The National Boards have published revised guidelines and codes of conduct, and a new social media policy, which come into effect from mid-March.
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08 Jan 2014

Communiqué from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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News Archives

2013

11 Dec 2013

Communiqué from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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20 Nov 2013

Media release

The National Board is reminding occupational therapists to renew registration by 30 November.
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18 Nov 2013

Audit has commenced - Compliance with registration standards

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia has developed a new Audit page, which provides comprehensive information on the audit of compliance with registration standards.
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15 Nov 2013

Board member vacancies

Call for applications for appointment to National Boards.
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04 Nov 2013

Communiqué from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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04 Nov 2013

AHPRA Melbourne office closed on Tuesday 5 November 2013

The AHPRA Melbourne office will be closed on Tuesday 5 November 2013 due to the Melbourne Cup public holiday.
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01 Nov 2013

Media release

The 2012/13 National Scheme Annual Report, which includes a report from the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia, has been published.
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25 Oct 2013

Media release

Community and health practitioner feedback is sought on the English language skills and criminal history registration standards which are now under review.
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11 Oct 2013

Communiqué from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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08 Oct 2013

Media release

The Board and AHPRA publish health profession agreement
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07 Oct 2013

Media release

Final-year students can go online now to apply for registration as an occupational therapist before they graduate.
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03 Oct 2013

Media release

New consultation on international criminal history checks
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26 Sep 2013

Media release

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia announces that online renewal of registration is now open.
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16 Sep 2013

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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11 Sep 2013

Communiqué from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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04 Sep 2013

Newsletter from Occupational Therapy Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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29 Jul 2013

Media release

Occupational Therapy Board of Australia lowers fees effective from 1 August 2013.
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01 Jul 2013

Breakfast forum invitation - South Australia

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia invites occupational therapists in South Australia to a free breakfast forum.
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20 May 2013

Media release

The Community Reference Group membership has been announced. The group will advise AHPRA and the National Boards on engaging with communities.
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02 May 2013

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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01 May 2013

Breakfast forum invitation - Western Australia

The National Board invites occupational therapists to a free breakfast forum in Perth on 27 May 2013. Registered practitioners in remote and regional areas of Western Australia are also invited to attend via videoconference.
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10 Apr 2013

Victorian submissions published

AHPRA and the National Boards have published their submissions to the Victorian parliamentary inquiry into the performance of AHPRA.
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09 Apr 2013

Media release

Media release - National Boards are consulting on a draft social media policy and revised guidelines on advertising and mandatory reporting.
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04 Apr 2013

Communiqué from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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12 Mar 2013

Communiqué from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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08 Mar 2013

Newsletter from Occupational Therapy Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its first newsletter.
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25 Feb 2013

Proposed National Registration and Accreditation Scheme - Data access and research policy

This consultation paper seeks feedback on the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme - Data access and research policy.
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19 Feb 2013

Breakfast forum invitation - Brisbane

The National Board invites occupational therapists to a free breakfast forum in Brisbane on 26 March 2013.
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04 Feb 2013

Communiqué from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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25 Jan 2013

AHPRA Report Released

Read more about AHPRA's work in health practitioner regulation in the latest AHPRA Report.
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16 Jan 2013

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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10 Jan 2013

Media Release

Applications are open for the National Scheme Community Reference Group.
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2012

20 Nov 2012

Communiqué from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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20 Nov 2012

Media release

Time running out for occupational therapists to renew registration by 30 November.
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12 Nov 2012

Making a safer health system for you

AHPRA has partnered with Consumers Health Forum Australia to hold a series of community forums for members of the public to learn about health practitioner regulation.
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01 Nov 2012

National Boards and AHPRA release 2012 Annual Report

The annual report of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the National Boards has been published.
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01 Nov 2012

Urgent advisory notice

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia issues urgent advice about being registered to use the title 'occupational therapist'.
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31 Oct 2012

Communiqué from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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31 Oct 2012

Panel member vacancies - Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

Call for nominations or expressions of interest for health practitioners and community members to join the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia's List of approved persons for panel appointments
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31 Oct 2012

Breakfast forum invitation

The National Board invites occupational therapists to a free breakfast forum in Melbourne, November 13.
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18 Oct 2012

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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05 Oct 2012

Media Release

Occupational therapy students who will be completing studies at the end of 2012 can submit their application for registration as an occupational therapist.
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05 Oct 2012

Media Release

Occupational therapists reminded to renew registration by 30 November.
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26 Sep 2012

Communiqué from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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17 Sep 2012

Media Release

National Board and AHPRA increase transparency and publish Health Profession Agreement.
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14 Sep 2012

National Boards will consult publicly on social media policy

The National Boards' preliminary consultation on social media will be followed by a public consultation phase.
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30 Aug 2012

Communiqué from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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31 Jul 2012

National Board membership announced

Health ministers have announced changes to the membership of the 10 National Boards originally appointed in 2009.
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27 Jul 2012

Communiqué from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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01 Jul 2012

Media Release

Four more health professions now regulated nationally.
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29 Jun 2012

Communiqué from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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25 Jun 2012

National Boards consult on international criminal history checks

Consultation open on options for refining international criminal history checks used to assess applications for registration, closes 17 August 2012.
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14 Jun 2012

Advisory Notice to employers of occupational therapists

AHPRA has released advice about the transitional arrangements for practitioners entering the National Scheme on 1 July.
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25 May 2012

Communiqué from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest Communiqué.
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27 Apr 2012

National Registration for Occupational Therapists

QLD presentation about National Registration for Occupational Therapists announced.
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27 Apr 2012

National Registration for Occupational Therapists

SA presentation about National Registration for Occupational Therapists announced.
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24 Apr 2012

Communiqué from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases a Communiqué.
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05 Apr 2012

National Registration for Occupational Therapists

WA presentation about National Registration for Occupational Therapists
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03 Apr 2012

Media Release

Four more health professions regulated nationally from 1 July 2012.
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02 Apr 2012

Communiqué from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases a Communiqué.
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30 Mar 2012

English Language Update for Overseas Qualified Practitioners

Joint statement released regarding English language skills for overseas qualified practitioners.
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09 Mar 2012

Communiqué from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases a Communiqué.
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22 Feb 2012

OT Application Form Modified

Please be advised that modifications have been made to the OT Application Form for General Registration:
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21 Feb 2012

Media Release from the Board

Registration applications now open for Occupational Therapists.
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25 Jan 2012

VIC presentations about National Registration for Occupational Therapists

Information sessions announced for Victoria about National Registration for occupational therapists.
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19 Jan 2012

NSW presentations about National Registration for Occupational Therapists

Information sessions announced for NSW about National Registration for occupational therapists.
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17 Jan 2012

Registration Standards Approval Process

From 1 July 2012 occupational therapy practitioners across Australia will be required to be registered.
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16 Jan 2012

Registration Standards Approved

Approved registration standards for the four new 2012 professions were released today.
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Page reviewed 24/08/2012