Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia requires all registered Occupational Therapists to undertake continuing professional development as part of their registration. Information regarding these requirements can be found here:

http://www.occupationaltherapyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines/Continuing-professional-development.aspx

The WA Occupational Therapy Association encourages its members to:

  • Engage in CPD activities to maintain standards of excellence in Occupational Therapy practice
  • Engage in evidence-based CPD and programmes
  • Ensure awareness of and compliance with regulatory requirements for learning and professional development
  • Develop formal or informal networks to encourage integration of learning and evidence-based knowledge into practice
  • Create a personal portfolio which records reflective learning and CPD activity, and serves as a record for audit purposes.
  • OT Board Template Example – CPD Record
  • OT Board Template – Completed Example – CPD Record

WA Occupational Therapy Association’s Initiatives

In order to promote continuing professional education in occupational therapy in WA, the WA Occupational Therapy Association will:

  • Provide CPD opportunities via workshops and courses
  • Support and encourage the continuance and development of Affiliated Interest Groups
  • Take opportunities to provide CPD events in partnership with other organisations

Procedure/ Implementation

WA Occupational Therapy Association’s framework for CPD will allow for:

  • adequate goal setting and recording of personal professional goals
  • a mixture of learning activities relevant to current or future practice assurance that CPD has contributed to the quality of OT Practice and service delivery and a change in Professional behaviour/practice through reflective practice