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OTA Student Hub

OTA's student hub is the place to connect with a network of OTs who can support you throughout your studies. Your OTA student membership will allow you to develop your professional skills, keep up to date with industry developments and find answers to common questions about working in OT.

OTA student membership is free, so join your professional association now.


Supporting your career transition

Transitioning from student to qualified OT is an exciting time and OTA is here to support you.

Watch the video to find out about the #BenefitsofBelonging and staying connected.


Student Career Webinar Series

Developed by OTs specifically for
final year OT students


Student Career Webinar Series

Webinar 1:
When: Tuesday 28th May 12-1:30pm AEST
Who: We will be joined by guest presenter Clare Jones from Medirecruit. Clare is a qualified occupational therapist and director at Medirecruit, a healthcare recruitment agency.
Content: Preparing for the job market

  • Skills to kickstart a career as a final year student and information on the current employment landscape, both opportunities and challenges.
  • Advice on writing a CV and cover letter that stand out, as well as insights into preparing for interviews and what to expect.


Webinar 2:
When: 23rd July 12-1:30pm AEST
Content: Choosing the right workplace for you: Valuable information from a panel of OTs on choosing where to work and what practice area to choose.


Webinar 3:
When: 10 September 12-1:30pm AEST
Content: Tips for transitioning to practice:

  • OTA’s top tips and essential information for transitioning to practice.
  • Experiences of transitioning from student to OT from a panel of OTs, including valuable tips and practical strategies for early career practice.

Register for the entire Webinar Series 1, 2 & 3  here.



some light reading - OTA Blog Articles

Embarking on your job search

Searching for your first job as an occupational therapist may see you filled with a mix of emotions: excited, daunted, overwhelmed, eager – the list goes on. Whatever emotions you’re feeling, it’s quite normal as you step into the world of OT. 

New opportunities and new locations

At the start of 2022, Tess Donaghy-Adsett packed her bags and moved to Alice Springs for was meant to be a six-month contract. She enjoyed the experience so much she decided to stay.

Humans of OT

Humans of OT is series of profiles of OTA members. They've shared their stories with us on topics such as how their OT career started, what they've achieved, what is most important to them about being an OTA member and more.


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Connections Magazine

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Hear the stories of New Grad OTs

Andrea La Fontaine

Andrea is a new graduate occupational therapist who works in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Andrea works in two part time roles, both in a paediatric setting. Her primary role is working as the sole OT in a mainstream primary school where she runs individual and group sessions to assist students in fully participating in various aspects of school life. Her secondary role is working within a paediatric private practice where she assists individuals with their families through the NDIS scheme and other funding bodies.

Amy Elson

Amy Elson has been working as a rural generalist occupational therapist for three years, following her university studies. Amy embarked on work in a rural setting to explore all aspects of occupational therapy and discovered a love for the flexibility and creativity of working rurally.

Rebecca Rae-Hodgson

Rebecca Rae-Hodgson is a new graduate occupational therapist who graduated from a graduate masters program 3 months ago. She lives in inner Melbourne and is currently working as a sole trader disability support worker and will be commencing in a part time community occupational therapist role next year. Rebecca is pleased to have found an organisation who is open to being flexible around part time work needs due to her chronic illness.

Khazen Boukhazen

Khazen first became registered as an occupational therapist in 2018 and has worked with the adult and aged populations across the Northern, Western and Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. His rich background in neuroscience and enduring passion for research powerfully inform his ongoing service of individuals and families living with mental ill health, acquired brain injury, dementia and stroke. “My work is love made visible.”

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