Registration standard: Continuing professional development

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 standard

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.

Document name PDF   Accessible format Date of effect

Current: Registration standard: Continuing professional development - effective until 30 November 2019

PDF (284KB)

1 July 2012

Advance copy: Registration standard: Continuing professional development - effective from 1 December 2019

PDF (112KB)

Word version (89.5KB,DOCX)

1 December 2019

Registration guidelines

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.

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
Guidelines: Continuing professional development PDF (458 KB) Word version
(422 KB,DOCX)
1 October 2013 to 30 November 2019

Further information for occupational therapists

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.

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
FAQ: Continuing professional development PDF (158KB) Web page 18 October 2017
Fact Sheet: Continuing professional development PDF (214KB) Word version
(124 KB,DOCX)
September 2013
Flyer: Continuing professional development  PDF (123KB) Word version
(74.0 KB,DOCX)
31 July 2013 
Template: Continuing professional development record for occupational therapists    Word version
(40 KB,DOC)
 
Example: Continuing professional development record for occupational therapists (document attached at Attachment B)    Word version 
(52.9KB,DOCX)
18 October 2017
Application: Partial exemption for continuing professional development  PDF (239KB)   27 September 2013
 
 
Page reviewed 31/07/2019