Documents

ePortfolio Policy (PDF, 180kb, 7 pages)
Policy on ePortfolio and practitioner engagement in ePortfolio.

ePortfolio Audit Policy (PDF, 319kb , 5 pages)
Policy on ePortfolio audits.

Audit Standards (PDF, 105kb, 1 page)
ePortfolio audit standards based upon the OTBNZ Competencies for Registration and Continuing Practice and the Code of Ethics.

Audit Tool (PDF, 203kb, 4 pages)
The Audit Tool will be used by our ePortfolio auditors to evaluate your ePortfolio participation and provide feedback.

ePortfolio Handbook (PDF, 5.9MB, 34 Pages)
A guide to help you use e-Portfolio to your best advantage.

ePortfolio User Guide (PDF, 1.35MB, 22 Pages)
A technical guide to assist you in navigating ePortfolio.

 

Accreditation Standards with Process Guidelines (PDF, 2MB, 77 pages)
Information and guidance for educational providers on accrediting their programmes with us

Reaccreditation Process with accreditation standards information (PDF, 1 MB, 77 pages)
Information and guidance for educational providers on reaccrediting their programmes with us

2006 Annual Report (PDF,261KB, 20 pages)
2007 Annual Report (PDF, 2MB, 24 pages)
2008 Annual Report (PDF, 563KB, 24 pages)
2009 Annual Report (PDF, 1.13MB, 28 pages)
2010 Annual Report (PDF, 1MB, 32 pages)
2011 Annual Report (PDF, 1.07MB, 32 pages)
2012 Annual Report (PDF, 1.47MB, 34 pages)
2013 Annual Report (PDF, 1.07MB,  36 pages)
2014 Annual Report (PDF, 1.23MB, 36 pages)
2015 Annual Report (PDF, 1.23MB, 36 pages)
2016 Annual Report (PDF, 1.03MB, 40 pages)

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan to 2010 (PDF, 68.34KB, 1 page)
Strategic Plan to 2015 (PDF, 4.61KB, 31 pages)
Strategic Plan 2015 – 2018 (PDF, 4.61KB, 12 pages)

Information on how we assess your application for registration

Competencies for Registration and Continuing Practice April 2015 (PDF, 550KB, 12 pages)
Information on our competence areas. The outcomes occupational therapists must achieve and abilities/actions they must show.

Competencies Poster (PDF, 544KB, 2 Pages)
A useful reference for the current 5 competency areas.

ePortfolio handbook (PDF, 5.9MB, 34 Pages)
A guide to help you use e-Portfolio to your best advantage.

Fitness Policy (DOC, 536.17KB, 6 pages)
Policy to efficiently and consistently assess occupational therapists in regards to fitness

OTBNZ Competence Examination information (DOC, 294KB, 2 pages)
Information on what is needed if we decide to test your competence as an occupational therapist

HRANZ/DHB Agreed Guidelines for Competency Referrals July 2010 (PDF, 174KB, 18 pages)
Guidelines for managing the competency notification processes.

Fact Sheet Standard Conditions of Scope of Practice (DOC, 250KB, 4 pages)
Information on conditions that can be placed on an occupational therapist’s scope

Policy on Standard Conditions on Scope (DOC, 408KB, 4 pages)
Policy for why we place conditions on your scope of practice

Application for Removal of Conditions on General Scope of Practice (DOC, 416KB, 8 pages)
The form required to have a condition moved from your general scope of practice

Removal of Condition process guide (PDF, 213kB, 1 page)
This guide will explain the removal of condition process

Complaints Process (PDF, 810.87KB, 4 pages)
Our complaints process: How you can make a complaint

Confidence in your health practitioner (PDF, 1.66MB, 2 pages)
A brochure from the Ministry of Health on how you can be confident of the care you receive

Raising a Concern about an Occupational Therapist (DOCx, 127KB, 4 pages)
This form is to help you communicate your concerns about an occupational therapist to the Board.

Application for Removal of Conditions on General Scope of Practice (DOC, 416KB, 8 pages)
The form required to have a condition moved from your general scope of practice

Character Reference Form (DOC, 69.3KB, 5 pages)
If you have a criminal conviction/s you need to complete this form and have it returned as instructed, as part of your application for registration.

Competence Assessment Application Form (DOC, 296KB, 10 pages)
A form required as part of registration as an occupational therapists

Competence Assessor Expression of Interest Form (DOC, 213KB, 2 pages)
If you would like to become a competence assessor complete this form and return it to us

Competence Assessors Self Assessment Marking Grid (DOC, 864KB, 3 pages)
Competence Assessors use this form to communicate your competence to the Board.

Competence Assessors _ Removal of Condition Template (DOC, 208KB, 1 page)
Competence Assessors will complete this form and send it the Board after assessing your application for removal of conditions.

Expression of Interest Form for Supervisors (DOC, 280KB, 1 page)
If you are a registered Occupational Therapist and would like to be supervisor complete this form and return it to us

International English Language Testing System Exemption Application (DOC, 224KB, 2 pages)
To be completed if you are an overseas applicant who wishes not to take be tested

International English Language Testing Systems Exemption Application Endorsement Form (DOC, 224KB, 3 pages)
This from will need to be completed by your Clinical Placement Supervisor and returned with the International English Language Testing System Exemption Application  if you wish to be exempt from English language testing 

My Continuing Competence Form (DOC, 114KB, 8 pages)
To help you record your development against our competencies while we transition to the new ePortfolio tool we have created this form

Payment form (DOC, 226KB, 1 page)
Please complete this when sending in a payment to us

Practising Certificate Application Form (DOC, 379KB, 10 pages)
A paper application form for a practising certificate

Fitness Reference Form (DOC, 411KB, 4 pages)
This form must be completed and forms part of registration documents

Return to practice plan (DOC, 22.6KB, 3 pages)
If you have been out of the workforce for over three years or you haven’t worked as an occupational therapist for over five years then you will need to complete a return to practice plan.

Request for Verification of Registration Certificate (PDF, 215KB, 1 page)
If you would like a letter of good standing you must complete this form and send in the appropriate fee

Statutory Declaration (DOC, 207KB, 2 pages)
A form you need to complete when registering

Request for Criminal Conviction History – Third Party (PDF, 1MB, 5 pages)
You will need to complete this form and return it to us when you are registering with us.

An Examination of Preparedness for Practice of New Zealand Graduates (DOC, 294KB, 2 pages)
A report on how prepared graduates from New Zealand are to practice

Checklist for New Zealand graduates applying for a Practising Certificate 12 months after Registration (Doc, 17KB, 2 pages)
A checklist to help you when you apply for your first practising certificate twelve months after you register.

Code of Ethics (PDF, 648.97, 16 pages)
The ethical standards occupational therapists must adhere to

Cultural Safety  An Article (PDF, 3.76KB, 6 pages)
A 2006 article on how to be culturally safe when practicing

Essential reading for Cultural Competence (DOC, 254KB, 12 pages)
Reading we recommend to practice with cultural competence in Aotearoa New Zealand

General Scope of Practice (DOC, 308KB, 1 page)
The definition and scope occupational therapists work under and the qualifications they must have

Health Practitioner Competence Assurance Act (HPCAA) 2003 (external website)
The legislation we work within

Information for Registered Practitioners who have not Commenced Practising 12 months After Registration (DOc, 271KB, 11 pages)
Information to help you gain your first Practising Certificate if you apply 12 months or more after registering.

myOTBNZ user guide (PDF, 360.95KB, 5 pages)
How to use myOtbnz for practitioners

Our Fees (DOC, 295KB, 2 pages)
A list of our fees

Policy for the Use of Occupational Therapy Qualifications and/or Titles (DOC, 294KB 2 pages)
Our policy on when to use the qualifications and/or titles of occupational therapy

Position Statement Practice Boundaries for Occupational Therapists (DOC, 227KB, 3 pages)
Our position on providing services beyond the general scope of practice

Privacy Policy (PDF, 281KB, 3 Pages)
Our updated privacy policy

Social Media terms of use (PDF, 216.14KB, 4 pages)
The Terms of use when responding to our social media posts

World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) Statement of Occupational Therapy (PDF, 28.29KB. 1 page)
A statement of occupational therapy from our international organisation

 

Guidelines for Social Media and Electronic Communication (PDF, 155.79KB, 7 pages)
Information and guidance on maintaining privacy when using social media and electronic communication

Guidelines for the Delegation to Occupational Therapist Assistant (DOC, 211KB, 3 pages)
Our guidance on what tasks can be delegated to an assistant and when

Guideline for delegation to personnel who are not under the direction of an occupational therapist (DOC, 109KB, 4 pages)
Guidelines for when you need to pass on tasks to non-regulated staff members

Policy on when registration and a Practising certificate are required (PDF, 231.17KB, 5 pages)
Our policy on requirements to be registered and hold a current practising certificate when practising.

Policy for Renewing Practising Certificates (DOC, 42KB, 5 Pages)
Our policy on renewing your annual practising certificate.

Policy for Late Renewal of Annual Practising Certificate Applications (DOC, 213KB, 3 pages)
Our policy for applying for your renewal of an annual practising certificate after 31 March.

Checklist for Restoration Applicants (DOC, 16KB, 2 pages)
A checklist to help you when you are restoring your name to the register.

Checklist for Returning to Practice Applicants (DOC, 18 KB, 2 pages)
A checklist to help you when you are applying to return to practice from a break.

Information on Returning to Practice (Doc, 61KB, 4 pages)
What you need to know if you’re returning to practice after an absence

Policy for Registered Occupational Therapists returning to practice in NZ after three years (DOC, 225KB, 3 pages)
Our policy if you’re returning to New Zealand after an absence of 3 years or more

Registration Information for Registered Occupational Therapists Returning to Practise in NZ after Three Years (DOC, 249KB,6 pages)
Information you will need if you are returning to practise after a three year absence.

Registration information for previously registered occupational therapists applying for restoration (DOC, 251KB, 8 pages)
If you are an occupational therapist who has had their name taken off the register this is the information you need to have it restored

Return to practice plan (DOC, 22.6KB, 3 pages)
If you have been out of the workforce for over three years or you haven’t worked as an occupational therapist for over five years then you will need to complete a return to practice plan.

Returning to practice after a prolonged absence: Information and Guidance (DOC, 61KB, 4 pages)
Information for occupational therapists who are planning to return to practice after a long absence

Policy Validity of Competence and Attestation  (DOC, 216KB, 3 pages)
Our policy on ensuring information on your competence and attestation is valid

Assessment of Fitness, Qualifications and Competence for Registration (DOC, 294KB, 2 pages)
Information on how we assess your application for registration

Checklist for New Zealand Graduates applying for a Practising Certificate 12 months after Registration (Doc, 17KB, 2 pages)
A checklist to help you when you apply for your first practising certificate twelve months after you register.

Checklist for Applicants Registering under the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement (TTMRA) (DOC, 16 KB, 2 pages)
A checklist to help you when you apply for registration under TTMRA.

Checklist for New Zealand Graduates registering twelve months after graduation (Doc, 17KB, 2 pages)A checklist to help you when applying for your practising certificate.

Checklist for New Zealand Graduates when Applying for Registration and a Practising Certificate (Doc, 18KB, 2 pages)
A checklist to help you when registering and applying for your first Practising Certificate as a New Graduate in Aotearoa New Zealan

Checklist for Overseas Qualified Occupational Therapists applying for Registration in Aotearoa New Zealand  (Doc, 18 KB, 2 pages)
A checklist to help you when you are registering in Aotearoa New Zealand from overseas.

Criminal Convictions/Police Report Policy (DOC, 95KB, 3 pages) Our policy on reporting criminal convictions to us and how they’re assessed. Please note the time frames in this policy precede those in any other policy. As of September 2015 you’re required to provide a criminal conviction report from every country you have lived in

Information on assessment of criminal convictions (DOCX, 262KB, 2 pages) Further information regarding the assessment of criminal convictions.

Documentation and Fee requirements (DOC, 296KB, 2 pages)
The  documents  you will need to send for registration and a list of our fees

English language policy for registration (DOC, 256KB, 3 pages)
Our policy on English language requirements

English Language Requirements (DOC, 293KB, 1 page)
What is required by occupational therapists in regards to English language

Examination policy for registration under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (DOC, 264KB, 3 pages)
Our policy on registration prescribed under the Act

Examination Appeal and Result Review policy  (DOC, 237KB, 5 pages)
Our policy on appealing examination results

Information for Overseas Occupational Therapists (DOC, 268KB, 10 pages)
The key information you need to register as an oversea practitioner

Information for Practitioners Applying under the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Act (TTMRA) (DOC, 198KB, 8 pages)
Information to help you when applying for registration  thru TTMRA.

Information for Registered Practitioners who have not Commenced Practising 12 months After Registration (DOc, 271KB, 11 pages)
Information to help you gain your first Practising Certificate if you apply 12 months or more after registering.

Information on Assessment of Criminal Convictions (DOC, 294KB, 1 page)
What you need to know about assessment of criminal convictions

Policy and Process for Registration in New Zealand under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement (DOC, 270KB, 4 pages)
How to register if you are an applicant from Australia

Policy for Registered Practitioners Who Have Not Commenced Practising 12 Months After Registration (DOC, 308KB, 10 pages)
You should read this policy if you have registered but not applied for your practising certificate within 12 months of registration and are now looking at practising.

Qualifications for Registration (DOC, 315KB, 14 pages)
The qualification you must hold to become registered

Registration Information for New Zealand trained applicants applying for registration 12 or more months after graduation  (DOC, 271KB, 11 pages)  
Information to help you when you are a  registering New Zealand gradate regsitering 12 months after graduation

Registration Information for Recent New Zealand Graduates (DOC , 274KB, 10 pages)
If you’ve graduated in the last 12 months or less, this is the information you need to register.

Registration Policy for Recent New Zealand Graduates (DOC, 296KB, 6 pages)
Our policy on registering New Zealand Graduates.

Registration policy for New Zealand trained applicants applying for registration more than 12 months after graduation  (DOC, 539KB, 6 pages)  
Our policy on registering New Zealand gradates 12 months after their graduation

Request for Criminal Conviction History – Third Party (PDF, 1MB, 5 pages)
You will need to complete this form and return it to us when you are registering with us.

Requirements for Certifying Documents (DOC, 57.5KB, 1 page)
Documents you need to have certified, why you need to do this, and who you can get this done by

Requirements for Translating Documents (DOC, 59.5KB, 1 page)
We may need you to have documents translated for us; here are our requirements

 

Available Supervisors (DOC, 277KB, 1 page)
A list of supervisors by location

Example of a Supervision Agreement (PDF, 228KB, 3 pages)
An example of the agreement that should be kept as part of supervision

Example of Supervison Log (DOC, 41KB, 1 page)
An example of the records that should be kept as part of supervision

Example of Supervision Report (DOC< 229KB, 7 pages)
Example of a supervisor’s report

Quick Guide to Supervision (PDF, 125KB, 2 pages)
Supervision requirements for occupational therapists

Supervision Review Report for the OTBNZ (PDF, 971KB, 34 pages)
A report on supervision written for us

Supervision Requirements for Occupational Therapists(PDF, 971KB, 16 pages)

Guide on supervision requirements for occupational therapists