Occupational Therapy Board of Australia - Revised registration standards published today
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Revised registration standards published today

31 Jul 2019

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (the Board), along with five other National Boards1, has today published its revised registration standards which will start on 1 December 2019 and replace the existing registration standards.

The Board has revised its recency of practice (RoP), professional indemnity insurance (PII) arrangements and continuing professional development (CPD) registration standards.

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Council approved the revised standards on 30 June 2019.

The revised standards will apply to applicants for renewal of registration and most standards will apply for applicants at initial registration2.

The standards were revised after a scheduled review, which included a public consultation.

The revised standards are being rolled out to align as much as possible with the renewal cycles for each profession to allow preparation time where there are changes from the existing standards.

The Board will shortly publish additional information about the changes to the registration standards on its website and in the upcoming newsletter.

Resources about the revised registration standards

The following resources about the revised registration standards are available on the AHPRA Registration standards page.

  • letters of approval
  • consultation reports:
    • Continuing professional development registration standard
    • Recency of practice registration standard
    • Professional indemnity insurance arrangements registration standard
  • common FAQ.

1 Registration standards define the requirements that applicants and registrants in the regulated professions need to meet to be registered.
2 In most cases the National Boards’ CPD registration standards do not apply to applicants for initial registration.

Page reviewed 31/07/2019