16 Nov 2015
Final-year students who will soon complete an approved program of study can go online now to apply for registration before they graduate.
The online graduate application service on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) website smooths the path from study to work by enabling final-year students to apply for registration four to six weeks before completing their course.
All applicants are required to return supporting documents to AHPRA by mail to complete their application. It is important that this is done as soon as possible after applying online - see Next Steps Checklist. Certain applicants will need to apply for an international criminal history check (ICHC) before submitting their application for registration.
Graduates must make an application for general registration and meet the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia’s registration requirements to be a registered occupational therapist.
Registration standards that relate to the new graduate are:
Graduates need to be a registered occupational therapist before they start practising.
There are six simple steps to registration for graduates: