Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

Past Consultations

Where there are consultations which are open for input, they will be shown under Current Consultations.

Public consultation on a review of the English language skills and Criminal history registration standards

National Boards are undertaking public consultation on a review of the English language skills and Criminal history registration standards.

Released: 25 October 2013
Closed: 23 December 2013

Submissions will be published soon.

International criminal history checks - further public consultation

All National Boards have undertaken further public consultation on a proposal to refine international criminal history checks.

Released: 2 October 2013
Closed: 31 October 2013

Submissions will be published soon.

Cross-Board consultation on common guidelines and shared Code of conduct

Released: 4 April 2013
Closed: 30 May 2013

The consultation paper included:

  • revisions to the Guidelines for advertising (common to all National Boards)
  • a Social media policy (common to all National Boards), and
  • revisions to the Guidelines for mandatory notifications (common to all National Boards).

Submissions coming soon.

Review of Accreditation Standards

Opened: 13 December 2012
Closed: 16 February 2013

The Occupational Therapy Council (Australia & New Zealand) Ltd (OTC) undertook a review of the accreditation standards used for the accreditation of entry-level programs of occupational therapy education in Australia.

A copy of the consultation document is available on the OTC’s website. The OTC welcomed feedback on any aspects of the proposed accreditation standards.

Public consultation paper on accreditation standards.

Consultation paper on international criminal history checks

Released: 25 June 2012
Closed: 17 August 2012

Submissions received can be found on the past consultations page of the AHPRA website.

Supervision Guidelines for Occupational Therapy

Released: 21 May 2012
Closed: 15 June 2012 

Submissions received

Proposed Codes and Guidelines

Released: 21 November 2011
Closed: 9 January 2012

  • Advertising guidelines
  • Code of conduct for registered health practitioners
  • Guidelines for mandatory notifications

Consultation Paper - Codes and Guidelines (959 KB,PDF)

Submissions Received and Board decision - Codes and Guidelines (185 KB,PDF)

Submissions received

Feedback for Noting

Proposed Registration Standards

Released: 30 August 2011
Closed: 7 October 2011

  1. Continuing professional development (CPD) and CPD Guidelines
  2. Criminal history
  3. English language skills
  4. Professional indemnity insurance (PII)
  5. Recency of practice

Occupational Therapy Proposed Registration Standards Consultation Paper (486 KB,PDF)

Submissions Received and Board decision (58.0 KB,PDF)  

Submissions received

 General submissions

Submissions regarding Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Submissions regarding English Language Skills (ELS)

Submission regarding Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII)

Exemption from Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Public submissions are available on this website for transparency on our consultations regarding important matters affecting occupational therapists.

We publish submissions in their original format as made by the submitter. If you have difficulty accessing a submission, please contact AHPRA at webservices@ahpra.gov.au, and we will try to contact the submitter to provide an accessible version of their submission for your reference.

Please note that submitters are asked to provide their submissions to our public consultations in web accessible formats, and we guide them on how this can be achieved. We will update inaccessible submissions on this website when accessible format versions of files become available.

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