25 Jan 2012
Information sessions announced for Victoria about National Registration for occupational therapists.
From 1 July 2012 the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) will be in place for the profession of occupational therapy.
This means that to be entitled to practise as an OT in any state or territory in Australia you must be registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.
Practitioners who are not currently registered with a state or territory board are encouraged to apply for registration by 30 March 2012. Application forms will be available from February via the national board’s website www.occupationaltherapyboard.gov.au. An application fee and a registration fee will apply. Practitioners who are currently registered will automatically transition into the scheme.
To learn more about the National Scheme and the registration standards (i.e. CPD, Criminal History, English Language Skills, Professional Indemnity Insurance Arrangements and Recency of Practice) and to ask questions, the following presentations have been scheduled in February to visit metro and regional sites in VIC. A schedule for VIC is now available.
The currently unregistered jurisdictions of ACT, NSW, TAS and VIC are the initial priorities.
Anyone working under the title of occupational therapist must be registered from 1 July 2012. To be entitled to practise as an OT in any state or territory in Australia from 1 July 2012 you must be registered with the National Board, via AHPRA.
The information on the National Scheme will be provided by the National Board and AHPRA.
All OT practitioners, colleagues, managers etc are most welcome. To assist with venue arrangements please RSVP to a contact in your region, as listed below. Further information on the National Scheme and the work of the National Board is available at: www.occupationaltherapyboard.gov.au.
Further information on the National Scheme and the work of the National Board is available at: www.occupationaltherapyboard.gov.au.
For any questions on the National Scheme, please call AHPRA on 1300 419 495 or log an enquiry via AHPRA’s website www.ahpra.gov.au/about-ahpra/contact-us/make-an-enquiry.aspx.
To receive email updates from the National Board, register your contact details via the Board’s website: www.occupationaltherapyboard.gov.au/.
VIC schedule February 2012 (73.5 KB,PDF)