20 Sep 2023
The Occupational Therapy Board of Australia (the Board) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) have announced an increase in the annual registration fee for occupational therapists for 2023/24.
The registration fee for occupational therapists will increase below indexation by 3 per cent from 20 September. This will cover the registration period from 1 December 2023 to 30 November 2024.
‘Keeping fees as low as possible, while ensuring we can meet our regulatory obligations and the expectations of the public and practitioners is an ongoing priority of the Board,’ Occupational Therapy Board Chair Julie Brayshaw said.
Registration fees fund the work of the National Boards and Ahpra to keep the public safe by:
The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme is self-funded with each Board responsible for meeting the full costs of regulating their profession.
The fees for each National Board must also reflect the risk and complexity of the individual professions, as well as the resources needed to address them. The National Boards work closely with Ahpra to keep fees as low as possible while continuing to meet regulatory obligations and the expectations of the public and practitioners. The National Boards and Ahpra receive no government funding.