Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
 

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Read the latest news affecting the profession.

18 Aug 2015

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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12 Aug 2015

Communique from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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12 Aug 2015

Webinar: Analysis of risks and trends in notifications about Occupational Therapists in Australia

Please join us for a free webinar.
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03 Jul 2015

Communique from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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02 Jul 2015

Call for applications to the Occupational Therapy Board Threshold Competency Standards Advisory Panel

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (the National Board) has agreed to commence a project to develop a new set of threshold competencies for occupational therapy practice.
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01 Jul 2015

Revised English language and criminal history standards take effect today

Revised English language and criminal history standards take effect from today.
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30 Jun 2015

End of arrangements allowing some occupational therapy practitioners to become registered

Grandparenting arrangements have now expired that allowed some occupational therapists to become registered as the profession joined the National Scheme1.
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29 Jun 2015

Submit a tender: Develop threshold competency standards for Australian occupational therapists

Extension of closing date - Request for tenders: Develop threshold competency standards for Australian occupational therapists.
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28 May 2015

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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22 May 2015

Communique from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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21 May 2015

Revised criminal history registration standard will take effect from 1 July

A revised criminal history registration standard will come in to effect for all registrants from 1 July 2015.
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21 May 2015

Revised English language skills registration standards taking effect from 1 July

Revised English language skills registration standards take effect from 1 July for all registrants.
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07 May 2015

Newsletter from the National Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest newsletter.
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05 May 2015

Communique from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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04 May 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the National Board from practitioners in South Australia.
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04 May 2015

Call for views on how we approach regulation

National Boards and AHPRA are seeking feedback through an online survey on the regulatory principles that were launched in July last year.
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01 Apr 2015

Communique from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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25 Mar 2015

Security alert - keep your web browser updated

We are making changes to our websites to make sure that your information is kept safe.
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17 Mar 2015

Communique from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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10 Mar 2015

Watch the webinar: Career breaks and recency of practice – registration as an occupational therapist

Watch a presentation on Career breaks and recency of practice.
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04 Mar 2015

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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02 Mar 2015

Call for applications to the Occupational Therapy Board advisory list

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (the National Board) invites applications from experienced practising occupational therapists interested in being included on the National Board’s list of advisors.
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18 Feb 2015

Adelaide office closed for relocation

The Adelaide office will be closed for relocation from Thursday 19 February 2015 and will re-open on Monday 23 February 2015 at 12.00pm.
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16 Feb 2015

AHPRA strengthens national drug screening

AHPRA and National Boards to introduce hair testing for all practitioners with substance related impairment.
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16 Feb 2015

End of arrangements allowing some occupational therapy practitioners to become registered

From 1 July 2015, arrangements that allowed some occupational therapists to become registered as the profession joined the National Scheme1 will expire.
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04 Feb 2015

New approach to international criminal history checks launches today

A new procedure for checking international criminal history that provides greater public protection takes effect today.
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News Archives

2014

23 Dec 2014

Communique from the Board

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia releases its latest communique.
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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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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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