Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand

Supervision, competence and fitness

Supervision and Conditions

Supervision Requirements for Occupational Therapists (PDF, 850KB, 16 pages)
Your guide to supervision as an Occupational Therapist.

Quick Guide to Supervision (PDF, 125KB, 2 pages)
A quick reference for the different types of supervision.

Policy on Standard Conditions  (PDF, 310KB, 4 pages)
Our policy for the standard conditions you may have on your scope of practice.

Fact Sheet – Standard Conditions (PDF, 221KB, 4 pages)
An overview of standard conditions and their requirements.


Available Supervisors Directory (PDF, 629KB, 26 pages)
A list of Supervisors who wish to make their supervision services publicly available.

Supervision Log Example (DOC, 41KB, 1 pages)
A template supervision log for you to use to record your supervision sessions.

Supervision Agreement Example (PDF, 228KB, 3 pages)
A template supervision agreement.

Supervisor Expression of Interest Form (DOC, 54KB, 3 pages)
If you wish to make your supervision services publicly available, please complete this form and return to enquiries@otboard.org.nz


Removal of Conditions Process Guide (PDF, 213KB, 1 pages)
This flowchart provides an easy to understand overview of the removal of condition process.

Removal of Condition Application Form (DOC, 416KB, 12 pages)
Use this form to apply for removal of a standard condition from your scope of practice.


Competence and Fitness

Competencies for Registration and Continuing Practice Handbook (PDF, 550KB, 12 pages)
Detailed information on the competencies required for registration and continuing practice as an Occupational Therapist in New Zealand.

Competencies for Registration and Continuing Practice Poster (PDF, 545KB, 2 pages)
A simple overview of the competencies required for registration and continuing practice as an Occupational Therapist in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Assessment of Fitness, Qualifications and Competence for Registration (PDF, 196KB, 2 pages)
Information on how we assess your application for registration.

Fitness Policy (PDF, 537KB, 6 pages)
Our policy on how we assess your fitness for registration and practice.

Competence Examination Information (PDF, 191KB, 2 pages)
Information for those who are required to take our competence exam in order to become registered.

Essential Reading for Cultural Competence (PDF, 258KB, 12 pages)
Useful information to help you understand cultural competency in Aotearoa New Zealand.

HRANZ Guidelines for Competency Referrals (PDF, 174KB, 18 pages)
HRANZ / DHB agreed guidelines for competency referrals.

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.


ePortfolio Policy (PDF, 320KB, 7 pages)
Our policy on ePortfolio and practitioner engagement in ePortfolio.

ePortfolio Handbook (PDF, 3617KB, 34 pages)
A detailed guide to help you use ePortfolio.

ePortfolio User Guide (PDF, 1,175KB, 12 pages)
A technical guide to help you navigate and use ePortfolio.

myOTNBZ User Guide (PDF, 348KB, 5 pages)
A technical guide to help you navigate and use myOTBNZ.


ePortfolio Audit Policy (PDF, 181KB, 5 pages)
Our policy on the ePortfolio audit process.

ePortfolio Audit Standards (PDF, 105KB, 1 page)
Our ePortfolio audit standards based on the Competencies and Code of Ethics.

ePortfolio Audit Tool (PDF, 203KB, 3 pages)
The tool used by our ePortfolio auditors to assess your ePortfolio participation and engagement.

Starter Questions for Competency Area 2 (PDF, 427KB, 2 pages)
Some helpful starter questions for Competency Area 2 – Practising biculturally in Aotearoa New Zealand.