OTA Divisional Councils
OTA Divisional Councils represent the interests and provide advice to support the members affiliated with the Division.
There are eight Divisional Councils, one in each state and territory (see links below). The Divisional Councils are supported by a Divisional Manager, meeting at least quarterly to discuss opportunities and activities impacting occupational therapists in their state or territory. The key tasks and functions of the Divisional Council are:
- Provide localised advice on issues of relevance to the Division
- Provide feedback on papers, projects and issues presented to the council to support the development of programs and services within OTA
- Raise issues (current or potential) for occupational therapy practice and professional standards as well as opportunities for improvement
- Advocate and educate others including key stakeholders and broader community on the role of occupational therapy
- Represent the interests of members affiliated with the Division
- Support the Divisional Manager to implement their work plan and or programs as required by OTA
- Represent Occupational Therapy Australia at key external meetings or events
To be eligible for nomination a nominee must be an OTA member and reside in the geographical area of the Divisional Council.