Regulation, Ethics and Standards

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia is the governing body that oversees standards, codes and guidelines for the Occupational Therapy profession.

The Board has developed a series of codes and guidelines to guide the expectations on professional conduct and practice and has adopted the Code of Conduct for registered health professionals.  All occupational therapists (including students) are bound by these standards and codes.


Education and Training

Occupational Therapy of Australia Ltd (OTC) is the accreditation authority responsible for accrediting education providers and degrees for the occupational therapy profession, and the Australian Occupational Therapy Competency Standards outline professional behaviours all occupational therapists should demonstrate to practise safely and ethically.  The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia have a set of guidelines for supervision across all levels of practice and experience including examples of a supervision agreement, supervised practice plan and supervisor’s report template.


Useful Resources

Occupational Therapy Topics



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