Occupational Therapy Council (OTC)

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The OTC conducts the ‘Stage 1 desktop assessment’ required for skilled migration to Australia for ANZSCO 252411 - Occupational Therapy professions.

The Occupational Therapy Council (OTC) is an independent accreditation and assessment authority responsible for setting the standards for the education, training, and practice of occupational therapists in Australia and New Zealand. OTC plays a crucial role in ensuring the quality and competency of occupational therapists through accreditation processes and assessments.

Stage 1 Desktop Assessment Details

  1. Applicability: Both Australian and internationally qualified practitioners.
  2. Exemptions: Australian-trained practitioners with registration-suitable qualifications are exempt from Stage 2 and cultural training.
  3. Process: Explanatory notes and application form available in the "Forms – Stage 1" section on the OTC website.
  4. Outcome: Written advice on qualification suitability provided after completion.
  5. Submission: Certified assessment letter required for migration application to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
  6. Timeline: Up to four weeks for the Stage 1 desktop assessment.
  7. Cost: A$1200.00 for Australian qualified practitioners.

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