The revised Registration Standard: English language skills came into effect on 1 July 2015. This registration standard applies to all occupational therapists applying for initial registration, regardless of whether they qualified in Australia or overseas.
The following additional documents have been developed to supplement the Registration standard: English language skills by providing further information regarding the expectations of the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia. These documents should be read in conjunction with the standard.
The revised English language skills registration standards for all professions were developed after a review of the existing standards, which included a public consultation. The consultation report provides a summary of responses, rationale for any changes and sets out the proposed way forward, including areas where further work is planned. The report, as well as the letter from Ministerial Council approving the new standards is available on the AHPRA website.
The previous version of the registration standard which is no longer in effect.
If you are selected for audit, you will be audited against the registration standard that was in effect during the audit period, or as otherwise specified. For more information on audits refer to the audit page.