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Christine Higgins of New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists talks about OT training schools and international student placements in Australasia. COT Annual Conference 2010 (22-25 June ...

Christine Higgins of New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists talks about OT training schools and international student placements in Australasia. COT Annual Conference 2010 (22-25 June 2010)

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    Working and Studying in New Zealand and Australia Working and Studying in New Zealand and Australia Presentation Transcript

    • Working and Studying in New Zealand and Australia by Christine Higgins NZROT, MNZAOT
    • Why Australasia ?
      • Beautiful
      • Clean
      • Diverse
      • Safe
      • Friendly people
      • English speaking
      • Quality of Lifestyle
      • Easy to transfer of skills
      • Training similar and highly regarded
      • Great professional opportunities
      • Career enhancement
      • New challenges
    • AUT WINTEC (Otago programme) Otago New Zealand NZ Occupational Therapy Training Schools
      • Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Akoranga Campus, Auckland
      • Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin
      • Waikato Institute of Technology, Avalon Campus, Hamilton
        • (Otago Programme)
      • All offer a 3 year degree programme
    • International Student Fieldwork Placements in New Zealand
      • Two ways to apply for a fieldwork placement in New Zealand
      • Apply via NZAOT who will then forward your application to Otago Polytechnic who will co-ordinate a placement for you
      • Apply direct to the Auckland University of Technology Study Abroad Programme requesting that one of the papers you wish to enrol in is an occupational therapy professional practice paper
      • Direct approaches to individual employers or therapists are not acceptable
    • 11 1 2 4 5 10 8 3 12 6 7 9
    • International Student Fieldwork Placements in Australia
      • 12 different universities
      • All have differing requirements for overseas students
      • 1.University of Western Sydney Penrith, NSW
      • 2.University of Sydney Lidcombe, NSW
      • 3.University of Newcastle Newcastle, NSW
      • 4.Charles Sturt University Albury-Wodonga,NSW
      • 5.La Trobe University Bundoora,VIC 
      • 6.Deakin University Geelong Campus Geelong, VIC
      • 7.Monash University Melbourne, VIC
      • 8.James Cook University Townsville, QLD
      • 9.University of Queensland Brisbane, QLD
      • 10.University of South Australia Adelaide, SA
      • 11.Curtin University Perth, WA
      • 12.Edith Cowan University Joondalup, WA
    • New Zealand Professional Registration processes
      • Occupational Therapists are legally registered under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCAA)
      • Administered by NZ Occupational Therapy Registration Board
      • An extensive documentary one, exams are not a routine option
        • Full academic Transcript and Syllabus
        • CV
        • Written application
        • Cultural Safety Essay
        • References (set format)
        • Certified copies of all original documents
      • Once registered you then must hold an Annual Practicing Certificate for the current board financial year.
    • Eligibility to Practice and Registration in Australia
      • Occupational therapists who have trained overseas and wish to migrate and work in Australia, are required to undergo an assessment conducted by the Council of Occupational Therapy Registration Boards (COTRB)
        • A written application process
        • A period of supervised, assessed work in Australia
      • Only four states and territories have a registration requirement. If you wish to practice in any of these states you will need to contact the relevant Occupational Therapy Registration Board.  
        • Queensland
        • Northern Territory
        • South Australia
        • Western Australia 
      • In the four states without registration, you are eligible to practice once you have successfully completed the COTRB practice audit .
        • New South Wales
        • Australian Capital Territory
        • Victoria and
        • Tasmania
    • Visas
      • Both countries have Working Holiday Visa programmes for UK citizens. These are
        • Not job offer dependant
        • Not profession specific
        • Age restricted
      • Both countries have Work Visa and Residency options
      • You must have professional registration for all except Working Holiday Visas and Study Visas
      • If seeking a student placement, a study visa will be required
      • All have varying conditions
      • Contact the Immigration Service of the relevant country, not an Immigration Consultant
      • Be aware that Immigration and Registration processes are separate, there may be duplication of some documentation required (eg; Police Checks)
      • Medical assessments are also required, depending on the visa option
    • Getting the Sequence Right
      • Gather all the information you need first
      • Get Professional Registration Requirements underway
      • Decide on either an agency (one only) or to approach employers directly, or follow processes of your chosen OT school
      • Get a job using your chosen method
      • Complete relevant Visa requirements
      • Book flights after you have a job offer, not before
      • Jet lag is unpleasant, allow time for it
      • Enjoy!
    • NZ Contact details
      • The time difference varies but on average NZ is 12 hours ahead of the UK,
      • so allow for this when making contact.
      • NZ Occupational Therapy Registration Board : www.otboard.org.nz
      • NB: Do not contact COTRB about NZ registration, their web site is not accurate
      • with regards to NZ requirements
      • NZ Assocoation of Occ.Therapy : www.nzaot.com
      • NZ Immigration Service : www.immigration.govt.nz
      • Auckland University of Technology : www.aut.ac.nz
      • Otago Poytechnic : www.tekotago.ac.nz
      • Presenter : Christine Higgins : [email_address]
    • Australian Contact Details
      • The time difference varies but on average Australia is between 7 to 10 hours ahead of the UK so allow for this when making contact.
      • Australian Association of Occupational Therapists: www.ausot.com.au
      • Combined Occ. Therapy Registration Boards : www.cotrb.com.au
      • Australian Immigration Service : www.immi.gov.au
      • University of Western Sydney : www.uws.edu.au
      • University of Sydney : www.sydney.edu.au
      • University of Newcastle : www.newcastle.edu.au
      • Charles Sturt University : www.csu.edu.au
      • La Trobe University : www.latrobe.edu.au  
      • Deakin University : www.deakin.edu.au
      • Monash University : www.med.monash.edu.au
      • James Cook University : www.jcu.edu.au
      • University of Queensland : www.uq.edu.au
      • University of South Australia : www.unisa.edu.au
      • Curtin University : www.curtin.edu.au
      • Edith Cowan University : www.sebhs.edu.au