Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand

Publications & News

OTBNZ Publications & Reports

2016-2018 ePortfolio audit

The Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand’s Use of Professional Supervision as a Condition On Scope of Practice (2019)

The 2013-15 Review of the Competencies for Registration for Occupational Therapists” (2018)

Supervision Review Report for the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand (2012)

An Examination f the Preparedness for Practice of New Zealand New Graduate Occupational Therapists (2011)

Occupational Therapist Workforce – m4k1ng sens5e of 7he numbers

Gazetted Notices

Gazetted Fees exc. GST
A list of our gazetted fees excluding GST

Annual Reports

2020 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report 
2017 Annual Report Addendum 
2017 Annual Report 
2016 Annual Report 
2015 Annual Report 
2014 Annual Report 
2013 Annual Report 
2012 Annual Report 
2011 Annual Report 
2010 Annual Report 
2009 Annual Report 
2008 Annual Report 
2007 Annual Report 
2006 Annual Report 

Strategic Plans

Strategic Plan 2018-2021

Strategic Plan 2015 – 2018

Strategic Plan to 2015


Feb 2021 Newsletter

Christmas 2020 Newsletter
Spring 2020 Newsletter
Autumn 2020 Newsletter
Christmas 2019 Newsletter
Spring 2019 Newsletter
Autumn 2019 Newsletter
Summer 2018 Newsletter
Winter 2018 Newsletter 
Autumn 2018 Newsletter
Summer 2017 Newsletter
Spring 2017 Newsletter
Winter 2017 Newsletter

Past Consultations

Recertification Programme

We consulted with the profession and key stakeholders about the proposal to introduce a Recertification Programme for (i) New Graduates, (ii) those Returning to Practice, (iii) Overseas practitioners including Trans-Tasman applications and (iv) Restoration to the Register. We received submissions from 5 practitioners and the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia. We have decided to establish the Recertification Programme. However, this would not apply to practitioners applying for registration under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement. More information will be available on our website shortly.

Naming Policy

The Board was required to adopt a naming policy by changes to the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act in 2019. We consulted with the profession and key stakeholders about the draft policy and received 4 submissions. Changes were made to the policy in response, and the Board approved the final policy at its last meeting. The final policy can be found here. Submissions can be found here.

English Language Policy

We consulted with the profession and stakeholders and received submissions to change the policy. The final policy can be found here