Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is defined by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (OTBA) as “how occupational therapists maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence. CPD is an important component in the continued provision of safe and effective services”.

For the full definition of what CPD is, the recognised categories and general FAQs specific to occupational therapists, visit the OTBA website for more information.

To ensure the continual development of occupational therapists in Australia, Occupational Therapy Australia is dedicated to providing informative, innovative and evidenced-based CPD opportunities for our members. Though not a requirement for membership in itself, the accumulation of 30 CPD hours by the 30th November each year is a mandatory requirement for all occupational therapists with general registration.

To promote lifelong learning, knowledge-sharing and skill development, Occupational Therapy Australia workshops, webinars and other events have been designed by ots for OT’s  to help inform and refresh the knowledge and skills of those practicing occupational therapy in Australia.

 

The OTA Online CPD Library

Occupational Therapy Australia believes in the continual development and education for all members and now provides a dedicated, centralised resource hub of webinars and online courses on practice and professional issues.

The Online CPD Library also allows access to recorded webinars that can be purchased and accessed after the live webinar has taken place. All members who complete courses via the Online CPD Library will be issued Certificates of Completion.

Please note: Links and resources for purchased webinars will be issued within 24 business hours. If you purchase a webinar on Friday you may not receive it until Monday.

Occupational Therapy Australia aims to provide accessible and relevant professional education and resources that integrate valid research evidence to support clinical decision-making and professional engagement. OTA provides a variety of CPD sessions facilitated via webinars, workshops, eLearning and Digital Days.

DISCLAIMER: Occupational Therapy Australia takes no responsibility for technical problems, inadequate Internet access or other software non-compatibilities.

 

Webinars

Webinars are open to anyone in any state but attendees need to ensure they login at the appropriate time (if in a different time zone). The location listed in the webinar title denotes the origin of the webinar and is there purely for administrative purposes. Occupational Therapy Australia assumes no responsibility for technical problems, inadequate interest access or other software non-compatibilities.

DISCLAIMER: Occupational Therapy Australia takes no responsibility for technical problems, inadequate Internet access or other software non-compatibilities.

 

Workshops

Workshop materials are provided electronically via an online platform, Course Genius and an email with access instructions for the workshop resources will be sent to registered participants approximately one week prior to the commencement of the workshop. 

DISCLAIMER: All workshop resources including copies of the presentation, along with all supporting documents and links, are not for distribution and are the property of the presenter.

 

To find CPD opportunities currently available, including recorded webinars from the OTA Online CPD Library, search via the button below.

Search for CPD

 

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CPD Requirements for Occupational Therapists

To obtain and maintain their registration in Australia, OTs are required to adhere to specific requirements as set by the OTBA.

CPD | OTBA

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