15 Nov 2018
Are you in your final year of an approved program of study to become an occupational therapist?
Smooth the transition from study to work by applying now for registration.
Before you can start practising and using the protected title ‘occupational therapist’, you must be registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (the National Board). We recommend that you apply for registration four to six weeks before you’re due to finish your course.
To register as a new graduate, you must meet the following Registration standards:
Applicants must also undertake to meet the National Board’s continuing professional development (CPD) requirements, including a minimum 30 hours of CPD in each registration year.
There are four simple steps to applying online:
1. Set up your account with AHPRA. To do this, you’ll need a unique and personal email address only you can access.
Once set up, you can save your application and resume as required.
2. Complete the application form for registration.
3. Upload your supporting documents.
4. Pay any required fees.
We will assess your application and may contact you if we require further information. Once your education provider has advised us that you are eligible to graduate, we’ll finalise your application and will contact you to confirm that registration has been granted.
Once registered, your name will be published on the national register of practitioners, and you can start work!