What is the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand (OTBNZ)?
The Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand (OTBNZ) is a health regulatory authority. We ensure the safety of consumers using occupational therapy services. We do this by making sure all occupational therapists meet the specifications of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.
Read our guide on the Recertification Programme
View our latest Annual Report
View our latest COVID-19 update here
Read the new Ministry of Health Policy on students completing training placements during COVID-19 Alert Levels 1 – 4
We would like your views about developing an advanced training package for occupational therapy supervisors. The package would be aimed at supervisors, who already have completed training covering basic supervision theory, models and skills; and would potentially involve self-directed learning and an intensive 2-day programme delivered as a noho marae (overnight stay). Please click here to complete the survey.
View our call for expressions of interest for Professional Conduct and Competence Review Committee members
We have 5 new board members and 2 re-appointments to our Board. Read the gazette here
We are deeply saddened by the passing away of Wereta Wairakau Pahau (Matua Rackie), our Tikanga Advisor and kaumatua, on Tuesday, June 30. Rackie has been an integral part of the Board’s journey on maintaining and developing cultural safety. He will be profoundly missed by the Board, its staff and practitioners. Our prayers and thoughts go out to whaea Iris and whānau. Read more here
Read the letter from heads of occupational therapy programmes at AUT and Otago Polytechnic here
Read all our COVID-19 related updates and resources here
View our In Conversation interviews with practitioners here
2020 Webinar Series: Second Tuesday every month at 2.30 PM
New Recertification Programme – View Recording
Te Rito Bicultural Competency Elearning Module
This course is available to anyone who has a current practising certificate. Contact Terito@otboard.org.nz for your login details
Health Practitioner Disciplinary Tribunal (HPDT) decisions for occupational therapists can be seen here