Occupational Therapy Australia

We are Australia's peak body for the profession of occupational therapy

As Australia's professional association for occupational therapy, Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA) fosters evidence-based practice, enables lifelong learning and promotes the future of occupational therapy. OTA exists to support occupational therapists to support their community.

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Mental Health Forum 2024

Mental Health Forum 2024

Registrations will open in mid-2024 with early bird rates available and discounted registration for OTA members.


OT Exchange 2024

OTA 30th National Conference and Exhibition 2023

Australia's leading professional development event for occupational therapists in 2024, with a focus on the five OT streams of Knowledge Translation, Paediatrics, Older Persons, Disability, and Emerging & Innovative Practices.

Mental Health Foundations

These modules provide foundational training and build on the OTA Mental Health Capability Framework and support the pathway for occupational therapists seeking OTA mental health endorsement.

Student Hub

Connect with your peers and profession, and boost your skills and kickstart your career as an OT with this free webinar series designed by OTs especially for final year occupational therapy students.

Supervision Program

Developed in direct response to member feedback, our Supervision Program will enable you to take your career to the next level and support the next generation of OTs.

Leadership Program

OTA’s leadership program will transform expert occupational therapists into leaders that elevate the OT profession.

Mental Health Strategy

Occupational therapists are a core part of the Australian mental health workforce. Occupational therapists work across the spectrum of mental illness, providing early intervention, prevention, and treatment services to people with mild, moderate and severe mental health conditions.

They deliver services to people with relatively common conditions such as anxiety disorders, as well as more severe conditions which require targeted interventions, such as psychosis and trauma-related disorders.

OTA’s Mental Health Strategy was launched on 25 November 2022 at the Mental Health Forum, and will see OTA deliver a range of actions over two stages.

Doing our Best Book

A brutal bushfire season, ongoing drought, a pandemic that has so far lasted for more than two years, and once-in-100-year floods coming twice in a month: these are the challenging scenarios many Australians have lived through in recent years.

So what can we learn from our individual and collective responses to challenging times? How have everyday Australians adapted? What did they do that enabled them to not just cope, but in some cases thrive against the odds?

These are some of the questions explored in the stories of ‘Doing Our Best: Individual and Community Responses to Challenging Times’ - a new book from Occupational Therapy Australia.

What is Occupational Therapy?
What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy enables people to participate in activities they find meaningful. These activities include t...

Private Practice Toolkit
Private Practice Toolkit

Built in conjunction with industry experts, the Private Practice Toolkit showcases insights that can be taken int...

COVID-19 Resources
COVID-19 Resources

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve and members may be concerned about their own health and ...

Access the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Access the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal

Members receive full access to the Australian British, Canadian, New Zealand and American OT Journals.

OT News: Discover What's Happening
OT News: Discover What's Happening

Browse the latest OTA updates, industry news and OT developments across Australia.

OTA Advocacy: Your Voice on Issues That Matter
OTA Advocacy: Your Voice on Issues That Matter

OTA advocates on behalf of members to bring the concerns of OTs and their clients to the attention of government.

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