Occupational Therapy Board of Australia - New graduates
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Graduate registration

The Board has a range of resources for education providers, students and interested others to assist in understanding what it means to be a registered occupational therapist in Australia.

When should occupational therapists be registered?

The fact sheet, ‘When should occupational therapists be registered?’ provides guidance on when it is necessary to be registered as an occupational therapist:

Information video for graduating students

This video is most relevant to occupational therapy students who are nearing the completion of their approved programs of study in Australia and will soon be seeking general registration as an occupational therapist.


Approved programs of study

The approved programs of study can be found on the Accreditation page.

Webinar for graduating students

Are you graduating soon? Watch a video from our latest webinar to find out what you need to know and help you get begin the registration process. 

You can also access the presentation slides:

For more information, visit the graduate application page.

Here are some FAQs for new occupational therapy graduates:

Graduate Applications

Graduating soon? Apply for registration now.

More information for graduates on the application process, including FAQ, is published on the AHPRA website.

Page reviewed 6/10/2023