Start: Wed 17 Jul 2019
End: Wed 31 Jul 2019
RSVP: Wed 03 Jul 2019


Start: 05:30 PM
End: 07:30 PM


Non-member Price: $560.00 Add to Cart
  Members, please log in to register.



This live webinar series will suit Occupational Therapists thinking of setting up a private practice, as well as those who have recently established a small practice and seek to ensure they have covered all the basics.  



The webinar series will consider the pros and cons of private practice and explore strategies to address the barriers to commencing in, or growing a small practice. The webinar will cover topics such as registrations and insurances, managing referrals, setting fees, budgeting, cash flow management, record keeping and other aspects of establishing and managing a small business.

A two hour webinar will be run weekly for three weeks. A Google Group will run for a seven week period, starting two weeks before and ending two weeks after the webinars. Google group offers participants the opportunity to ask questions and discuss relevant issues.

Google Group Discussion Forum:

For this series we have made available to you, an online discussion group where participants cases and questions can be discussed with the course presenter, Sue Sloan, as well as fellow participants. This forum will start two weeks prior to the first webinar, for the duration of the webinar series, as well as an additional 2 weeks post series. 

A set of instructions as well as an FAQ sheet will be emailed to attendees prior to the first webinar to assist you in setting up a google account. 

*Before the commencement of the first live webinar, we would like to ask attendees to post on the discussion forum. It can be something as simple as introducing yourself and your area of practice, expressing what information/learnings you would like to get out of this course, or a direct question for the presenter. This forum can be fun and interactive as well as educational!

How will this webinar enable participants to work occupationally with clients/patients?

The webinar will assist practitioners to establish their own businesses focussed on delivery of occupational therapy services in participants area of expertise

Learning Objectives

At the end of the webinar series participants will:

  • Have a clearer understanding of their suitability for private practice;
  • Be able to identify the first steps in setting up a business such as obtaining business registration and ABN
  • Have an understanding of the responsibilities to a range of government authorities;
  • Be able to calculate and manage availability for referrals;
  • Have an understanding of setting fees;
  • Have a basic knowledge of budgeting, cash flow and an understanding of the need for sound financial management practices;
  • Be able to calculate the profitability of a sole practice.
  • Have an understanding of the importance of ethical practice

Please note that Sue is not qualified to give legal or accounting advice. Sue recommends that participants who proceed with establishing their own practice seek personalised legal and accounting advice. Also please note that this webinar series does not address employment issues and staffing.


Sue Sloan is a registered Occupational Therapist and Clinical Neuropsychologist. Sue’s main interest is the long term rehabilitation and support of people with severe cognitive and behavioural issues following acquired brain injury (ABI). In 1995, Sue established Osborn Sloan and Associates (OSA), a private practice providing community based therapy services to people with ABI. Over a 20 year period the OSA expanded to provide a multidisciplinary state-wide service. In 2013, with a view to succession planning, Sue established Victoria Community Living. VCL is now a separate company and employs occupational therapists, case managers and a team of allied health therapy assistants, who provide long-term goal-oriented support to people with ABI living in the community. Sue also collaborates with the Summer Foundation on the issue of young people with brain injury living in residential aged care and with Monash University to conduct research in the field. Sue lectures in undergraduate programs and has published in peer reviewed journals and co-authored four books on aspects of community-based brain injury rehabilitation.


OTA Member: $390.00

OTA New Graduate Member: $350.00

Non Member: $560.00



  • Wednesday 17th July
  • Wednesday 24th July
  • Wednesday 31st July

5.30pm to 7.30pm | VIC, NSW, TAS, ACT, QLD |

5.00pm to 7.00pm | SA |

4.00pm to 6.00pm | NT |

3.30pm to 5.30pm | WA |



This webinar will be run on the Zoom Webinar Platform. Registrants will be sent separate login details a few days prior to the webinar. If you have questions regarding the system requirements please visit https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697-Getting-Started

In order for you to make full use of Zooms features, incl. the Q&A function and the poll feature, you will need to download the free Zoom Software and join the webinar via this software on a device (computer/ipad etc) rather than the phone line.

Please download the software here


This webinar series will not be recorded. 



Registrations for this webinar series close Wednesday 3rd July 2019. 

No further registrations will be taken after this date. To avoid disappointment, please register before the deadline, as late registration is not accepted.



By attending this CPD event, members will be able to claim 6 hours towards their CPD requirements.


All information is correct at the time of publication. OTA reserves the right to alter or delete items from the CPD calendar as circumstances dictate, and takes no responsibility for any errors, omissions and changes. Webinar resources, including copies of the presentation, along with all supporting documents and links are not for distribution and are the property of the presenter.



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