CPD Presenter EOI

CPD Presenter EOI

The Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA) CPD program is an evidence-based, peer-reviewed program that covers a wide range of practice areas, clinical expertise and career development stages. Our CPD program offerings are reviewed by an independent panel of experts OTs, who assess the content to ensure it provides evidence-based practice that is relevant to the profession.

OTA's accessible and relevant professional education is delivered through webinars, workshops and online learning resources, assisting OTs to develop their skills, share knowledge and build connections.

We are now accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) to present CPD as part of our 2024/2025 program and have outlined below the process of what information is needed to make an EOI for consideration by our Peer Advisory Panel. Initially, please send us some basic information about your CPD idea/offering. If it fits with our Program we will be in touch with the links to proceed. The CPD Presentation Proposal form is located at the bottom of this page.


What is involved in completing the EOI Application

Presenters will be asked to include a detailed explanation of their proposed CPD offering and how it will contribute to the evidence-based Program offered by OTA. Your EOI will include:

  • Summary of previous presentation experience
  • At what level the content is targeted
  • Defined learning objectives and an outline of how these objectives will be achieved
  • Core references to support the evidence based CPD
  • An outline of why OTs should attend

This will be in addition to professional documents:

  • Resume
  • Proof of registration with AHPRA (if relevant to your qualification)

What support is available for presenters?


OTA provides the following supports:

  • Advice on content format and platform options
  • Completed EOI example available to assist with completion of the form
  • Connection with a panel member for up to half an hour of EOI submission support can be arranged at request

For Presentations

OTA can help you grow your in-person or virtual presentations via:

  • Promotion through OTA Marketing channels including Social Media and the CPD Bulletin
  • Targetted reach to OT’s interested in your area of practice
  • Talk through features, including breakout rooms and whiteboard
  • Test quality of audio and video
  • Assistance from coordinator in ensuring setup is working correctly
  • Provide introduction to the event, including acknowledgment of country, introduction to presenter, etc

Presentation types

Live Webinar

A webinar is where the presenter(s) deliver the content without input from attendees. Attendees can be invited to submit questions via text using Q&A functions only and will be read out / responded to by the presenter(s). Webinars generally run for 1-2hrs.

Workshop: Face-to-face

Workshops: Face-to-Face is when all content is delivered in person, in a classroom style setting and may include activities or be in a lecture style. Only course materials & end of course satisfaction surveys are made available online. Workshops that require eLearning style activities for pre, post and/or during the workshop are classified as Blended Learning and require participants to have an electronic device available.

Workshop: Online

Workshops: Online is where all content is delivered via video conferencing and may include activities or be in a lecture style. Workshops: Online may also include eLearning activities but is not classified as blended learning.


eLearning is online modules and activities created by the presenter and completed within a Learning Management System (LMS). eLearning produces a certificate once a passing grade or completion rate is met. This could include a Pre-recorded Video.

Pre-recorded video

Pre-recorded Videos are of the presenter delivering content without participants present. This can be incorporated with any activities or surveys to be completed once the content has been viewed as part of eLearning.

Areas of practice

See below the areas of practice that CPD may cover:

  • Acute Care Rehab/Hospital
  • Aged Care Practice
  • Assistive Technology
  • Carer and Consumer Focus
  • Cultural Competency
  • Dementia
  • Disability
  • Driving
  • Environmental Modifications/ Access
  • Foundation skills
  • Hand Therapy
  • Knowledge Translation
  • Leadership/ Management
  • Mental Health inc forensic AOD and refugee
  • NDIS
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Non Clinical Professional Development
  • Occupational Rehab
  • OH&S/ Ergonomics
  • Older Adult Care
  • Other
  • Paediatrics
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care and Oncology
  • Policy and Process
  • Private Practice
  • Rehabilitation
  • Research / Education
  • Soft Tissue Management

What happens next?

Await contact from OTA Learning and Development Team

After review of you Expression of Interest you will be contacted by the Learning and Development Team regarding how to proceed. If you are invited to apply, you will be sent links to the EOI form and instructions on how to upload your documents.

Lodgement review

Once submitted, completed EOIs will be evaluated by a peer review panel against a standardised criteria framework.

Author notification

Please allow six (6) weeks from the date you lodged your Form for the review and notification period. Presenters will be contacted via email by the Learning and Development team with notification and feedback.

Further enquiries

For further information about presenting CPD you can contact the Learning and Development Team at Occupational Therapy Australia via LandD@otaus.com.au.

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