Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA) is the leading occupational therapy organisation in Australia representing more than 6,000 members and working to promote the key role of the profession in promoting health and wellbeing.
The organisation provides services to members to enhance best practice through professional development, support, and access to profession-specific information. Occupational Therapy Australia provides information for other health professionals and occupational therapy education for the public.
Occupational Therapy Australia undertakes a range of professional representation activities with federal and state/territory government bodies and external agencies over issues of concern to occupational therapists. The organisation regularly contributes to government discussion papers, inquiries and submissions to ensure the profession is represented and promoted at all levels of government and stakeholder groups.
Occupational therapy is nationally regulated by the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia website is occupationaltherapyboard.gov.au. Occupational therapists are required to undertake continuing professional development to meet the requirements of national registration.
Occupational therapists need to meet specific eligibility requirements, be in private practice and register with Medicare Australia.