Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand

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.

Latest news

Research – Concept Development for a Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) Informed Palliative Care Screening Tool

Deidre Morgan is an occupational therapist and researcher at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.

Please click here for details of her research project and here for a link to the research consent form 

Registration, re-certification & third party overview  – February 2019

Thanks to everyone who joined our Webinar. For those who missed it, you can watch it back by clicking the link below.

You will need to register to our channel to watch the video.


Symposiums/Huis 2019

Following the success of last years symposiums the Board will be holding symposiums/huis again this year in the following locations – West Coast, Gisborne, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Tauranga, Invercargill, Whangarei, Nelson and Napier. The symposiums/huis are free and open to all practitioners and students. The programme is from 8:30am – 3:00pm with lunch provided.

We are holding symposiums/huis in the small towns this year, but hope to return to the large centres in 2020.

A sample of the programme can be seen here

To register please click here:

Locations & Dates:

  • Hamilton – Saturday 25 May (Bill Gallagher Events Room 1 – Marae at Wintec Cit Campus ) REGISTRATIONS CLOSED  Hamilton Programme
  • Tauranga – Saturday 13 July Potuterangi Marae
  • Invercargill – Saturday 14 September
  • Whangarei – Saturday 19 October
  • Nelson – Date TBC
  • Napier – Saturday 7 December

For further information contact enquiries@otboard.org.nz or 0800 99 77 55

New Fees

The Occupational Therapy Board has put into effect new fees from January 31st 2019.

Please click here for a list of the changes.

Click here for an explanation as to how the new fees were decided.

Summer Newsletter

Click here for our latest newsletter

Occupational Therapist Workforce

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Submission to Health Select Committee


Health Practitioner Disciplinary Tribunal (HPDT)

HPDT decisions for occupational therapists can be seen here