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News from Member Organisations June 2023 - Australia

Occupational Therapy Australia - WFOT Member Organisation News – June 2023

30th National Conference & Exhibition – online registration

Online registrations are now open for our 30th National Conference & Exhibition (OTAUS2023), which runs from 21-23 June in Cairns, Australia. OTAUS2023 represents the pinnacle of OT excellence, showcasing opportunities, innovations and strategies that facilitate the growth of occupational wellbeing worldwide.

Online registration offers:

  • Access to the online channel during the conference and on-demand for 45 days post-conference
  • Access to view pre-recorded content including keynote speeches, presentations, ePoster displays, workshops and more
  • Access to the virtual exhibition
  • Access to presentation abstracts

Click here for more information on registering for the OTAUS2023 online channel.

Workforce Development Project

OTA has heard from our members and the OT community about the significant workforce challenges facing our profession. We are embarking on a Workforce Development Project to deliver a plan focused on how OTA can support OTs on the ground, both now and into the future.

We will be consulting with OTs, examining existing workforce data, and completing a thorough literature review to ensure this plan is grounded in evidence and is reflective of the views of the OT community.

Click here to learn more about the project and to subscribe for updates and opportunities to share your feedback.

Student Career Webinar Series

OTA’s Student Career Webinar Series has been developed for final year OT students to provide essential advice for a smooth transition to practice.

The free four-part webinar series provides advice from expert OTs and career specialists on topics including:

  • Preparing for job searching
  • The current OT employment landscape
  • Writing cover letters and resumes that stand out
  • Preparing to enter the workforce

The first webinar in April covered setting yourself up for career success and getting the most out of your final year, while the second webinar in May covered CVs, cover letters and interviews. The second two webinars will take place in July and September.

Registration for the series is free, and OT students can also register for a free OTA student membership to access recordings of the previous webinars. Click here to visit our Student Hub for more information and resources.