Public consultation launch

16 Jan 2017

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (the Board) has published a consultation paper on proposed revised competency standards for occupational therapists.

Public consultation commences today and will close on 30 March 2017.

The Board invites feedback from occupational therapists, stakeholders and the community.

Complete the survey or file a submission

You can provide your feedback through the Board’s online survey or in a written submission emailed to

Attend a focus group

As part of the public consultation on the proposed revised competency standards, focus groups are also scheduled on the below dates in each state and territory capital, and selected rural and remote locations:

  • Melbourne, Wednesday 18 January 2017
  • Adelaide, Wednesday 1 February 2017
  • Perth, Wednesday 15 February 2017, 13:30-16:00 AWST
  • Darwin, Thursday 16 February 2017, 14:30-17:00 ACST
  • Brisbane, Wednesday 1 March 2017, 13:00-15:30 AEST
  • Townsville, Thursday 2 March 2017, 12:30-15:00 AEST
  • Albury/Wodonga, Tuesday 14 March 2017, 13:30-16:00 AEDT
  • Bendigo, Wednesday 15 March 2017, 11:00-13:30 AEDT
  • Sydney, Wednesday 29 March 2017, 13:00-15:30 AEDT
  • Orange, Thursday 30 March 2017, 10:00-12:30 AEDT

To register please contact and specify which session you wish to attend. We will confirm your attendance and venue details by email.

Attend a webinar

The Board will also be holding webinars on 22 February 2017, during office hours, and 22 March 2017, after hours.

We’ll be seeking your feedback and answering your questions about the proposed revised competency standards for occupational therapists.

Links to register for the webinars are below.

Date: Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Session Time: 12.00PM to 1.00PM AEDT

Register for this session

Date: Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Session Time: 6.00PM to 7.00PM AEDT

Register for this session

Attending a webinar (technical tips)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from GoToWebinar containing information about joining the webinar.

To participate, you will need a computer connected to the internet and headphones or speakers to hear the broadcast. The email confirming your registration will contain a link to join the webinar on the GoToWebinar website.

We are using GoToWebinar for the session. If you would like to test your connectivity, please visit the GotoWebinar connection test page. It may also be useful to check the sound on your computer before the webinar start time.

If you would like to attend the presentation using a tablet or mobile phone, GoToWebinar is available to download as an app for Apple and Android devices. If using a tablet or mobile phone, you will need to enter the webinar ID number from your confirmation email.

For more information on joining a webinar, see the GoToWebinar Frequently Asked Questions page and their quick reference guide for attendees.

Page reviewed 16/01/2017