10 Sep 2018
The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (the Board) has announced the national registration fee for occupational therapists for 2018/19.
The Board has frozen the registration fee at $110. It will cover the registration period for most practitioners as of 1 December 2018 to 30 November 2019.
The fee for practitioners whose principal place of practice is New South Wales is also $110.1
A full fee schedule, including the fee arrangements for practitioners whose principal place of practice is NSW, has been published on the Board’s website.
The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) is funded by practitioners’ registration fees. The decision to keep the fee frozen ensures practitioners are not unduly burdened, but still provides sufficient income to allow the Board to carry out its duties and protect the public.
Board Chair Julie Brayshaw said, ‘Following four consecutive periods of fee reductions for occupational therapists, we are pleased to maintain the reduced fee’.
The fee continues to support the Board in the continual development of a safe and mobile Australian workforce for health practitioners and the public in the most efficient ways possible. It also allows the Board to facilitate the provision of high quality education and training for practitioners.
1NSW is a co-regulatory jurisdiction.