Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand

I am an overseas Practitioner

Are you an occupational therapist from overseas considering practising in Aotearoa New Zealand?

We’ll need to compare your overseas educational programme against Aotearoa New Zealand standards. Depending on our findings, you may be required to attend courses, take an exam or provide supporting information.

If you are a registered, practising Occupational Therapist in Australia, you can apply for registration under the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Act. Please click here for more information.

Take a look at the documents below to learn about the registration process.

Registration Information

Overseas Registration Information (PDF)
Information for Overseas Qualified applicants applying for registration and practising certificate.

Overseas Qualified Checklist (PDF)
A checklist for Overseas Qualified applicants to help you organise your registration and practising certificate application.

Requirements for Certifying Documents (PDF)
Our requirements for document certification.

Requirements for Translating Documents (PDF)
Our requirements for document translation.