Continuing professional development (CPD) is how occupational therapists maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence. CPD is an important component in the continued provision of safe and effective services.
All practising occupational therapists must undertake CPD.
Registration standards define the requirements that applicants and registrants need to meet to be registered.
The Board has recently completed a review of the Registration standard: Continuing professional development. The revised registration standard is published below and will be in effect from 1 December 2019.
Current: Registration standard: Continuing professional development - effective until 30 November 2019
1 July 2012
Advance copy: Registration standard: Continuing professional development - effective from 1 December 2019
Word version (89.5KB,DOCX)
1 December 2019
The Board’s Guidelines: Continuing Professional Development assist occupational therapists to meet the Board’s CPD registration standard. The Board has also reviewed these guidelines and these will be published shortly.
The following additional documents have been developed to supplement the Registration standard: Continuing professional development by providing further information regarding the expectations of the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia. These documents should be read in conjunction with the standard and guidelines.
All supporting documents are currently being reviewed to align with the content of the revised registration standard and the revised guidelines.