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ANZSCO 252411 - Registered Migration Australia

An occupational therapist assesses functional limitations of people resulting from illnesses and disabilities, and provides therapy to enable people to perform their daily activities and occupations. Registration or licensing is required in Australia. An occupational therapist is a Skill Level 1 occupation.



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Occupational Therapist job description - Registered Migration Australia

The job of an occupational therapist in Australia is to assess functional limitations of people resulting from illnesses and disabilities, and provide therapy to enable people to perform their daily activities and occupations.



  • assessing clients' emotional, psychological, developmental and physical capabilities using clinical observations and standardised tests
  • assessing clients' functional potential in their home, leisure, work and school environments, and recommending environmental adaptations to maximise their performance
  • planning and directing programs through the use of vocational, recreational, remedial, social and educational activities on an individual and group basis
  • providing advice to family members, carers, employers and teachers about adapting clients' home, leisure, work and school environments
  • providing adaptive equipment, such as wheel chairs and splints, to assist clients to overcome their functional limitations
  • working with other Health Professionals in overall case management of clients
  • working with other professionals in providing specialist advice to specific client groups such as those requiring driver rehabilitation, third-party compensation and medico-legal representation
  • recording clients' progress and maintaining professional relationships in accordance with relevant legislative requirements and ethical guidelines


Skill Level

Occupations in the occupational therapist unit group (Group 2524) have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1). 


Registration or licensing is required in Australia as an occupational therapist.


Occupations within the Occupational Therapist Group


  • 252411 Occupational Therapist


English Requirement


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Occupational Therapist is currently assessed with OTC - Occupational Therapy Council (Australia & New Zealand); more info regarding assessment bodies.


Average Income

The average salary for an Occupational Therapist in Australia is $ 45,687 per year. Average Age: Males: Females: Persons: 36.0

Source: (Group 2524) Occupational therapists - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016


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