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About Us

Members of the inaugural Occupational Therapy Board of Australia were appointed for three years by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council.

Functions of the Board

The functions of the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia include:

  • developing standards, codes and guidelines for the Occupational Therapy profession
  • approving accreditation standards and accredited courses of study.
  • registering Occupational Therapy practitioners and students
  • handling notifications, complaints, investigations and disciplinary hearings
  • assessing overseas trained practitioners who wish to practise in Australia

Our functions are supported by Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). For information about legislation governing our operations see AHPRA's Legislation and Publications pages.

Contact the Board

Postal address: 
Rebecca Singh, Chair
Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
G.P.O. Box 9958
Melbourne VIC 3001 

You can use the online enquiry form to contact the board.

Meet the Board

Meet the individual Board members.

Occupational Therapists Board of Queensland – A History 1980 to 2012

The history of the Queensland Board has been documented to commemorate the registration of OTs in Queensland and to appreciate the struggle to secure registration in Queensland in the 1970s and the successful regulation of the profession during the 32 years of the state Board’s existence.

Interested parties are invited to read the history which provides a fascinating insight into the transition for this state Board into the National Scheme.

Page reviewed 16/04/2024