From 1 July 2012, occupational therapists must be registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme and meet the Board`s registration standards in order to practise in Australia. The Australia Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) created a new website for professions that joined the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) in July 2012. Occupational therapy is one of four professions that joined this program in 2012, and this new website will provide up-to-date information on the implementation of this program in our profession. For more information, see: www.nras2012.ahpra.gov.au There are four universities that offer occupational therapy studies in NSW and offer all WFOT accredited courses. The Council of Occupational Therapists Registration Boards (COTRB) COTRB is responsible for assessing the qualifications of internationally trained occupational therapists (with the exception of New Zealand) who wish to work in Australia. The evaluation process includes a first office audit in which the envisaged migrants must meet a number of criteria before they can migrate. Once in Australia, you conduct a targeted practice audit in your first job to ensure that your practical skills evolve and that you are able to meet the standards required in an Australian work context. For more information on the evaluation process, visit the COTRB website. The Council of Occupational Therapists Registration Boards (Australia & New Zealand) Inc. (COTRB) was established in 1996 in Queensland to examine issues of common interest or common interest to the Occupational Therapists Registration Boards in Australia and New Zealand. On February 17, 2010, the Office of Consumer and Business Affairs (SA) approved an amendment to its constitution and rules as well as a name change to Occupational Therapy Council (Australia and New Zealand) Inc. (“OTC”) Fitness to Practice Criminal History and Good Standing Check are generally required for TOs. Qualified in another country Successful migration to Australia as an OT is not a guarantee of OT Australia membership.
Qualifications To be able to work as an occupational therapist, you must have completed your occupational therapy studies at a WFOT accredited institution and undergo an assessment by the Council of OT Registration Boards (COTRB), including the NSW, in addition to the following aspects. Visa It is recommended that you visit the Australian Embassy in your country to inquire about the requirements and visas needed to work in Australia. Recently, migrants` access to social benefits has been strengthened in Australia. The TBT was defined by the Minister of DIAC as the EO`s evaluating authority under the Universally Skilled Migration Program. The assessment of the person`s abilities must be attached to each visa application. Visitor If you have a 12-month work visa, you can find a job in a locum position for up to three months. Some employers prescribe the right to join OT AUSTRALIA NSW, which requires compliance with the criteria of the Council of Occupational Therapists Registration Boards (COTRB). . . .