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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.
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
Discover how you can boost your skills to kickstart your career as a final year student. Learn about the current employment landscape for OTs, both the opportunities and challenges and how you can best evaluate if a workplace is a good fit for you.
Receive practical advice on writing your CV and cover letter so that your application stands out. Gain valuable insights into preparing for interviews and what to expect at interview including differences in interviews and styles across public, private and recruiters.
Join us to hear valuable information to assist you in choosing where you may like to work including practice area. We will be joined by a panel of OTs sharing their experiences of working in different practice areas.
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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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Documents & Publications
As part of your membership, you have full access to a collection of high quality Occupational Therapy Journals from all over the world.
Documents & Publications
Access your free digital edition of Connections magazine
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 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 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 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.”