Occupational Therapy New Zealand*

Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa

Supporting and representing occupational therapists since 1949

Occupational Therapy New Zealand - Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa (Inc) provides services, support, representation and networking opportunities for occupational therapists. OTNZ has members across all occupational therapy practice areas within New Zealand and abroad.

Occupational Therapy New Zealand - Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa (Inc) is a member of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

* previously known as the New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists (NZAOT)


Study Practical Ethics Online

IPE 102: Foundations of Ethical Thinking

Led by Dr. David Seedhouse, this 10 week online course is designed to enhance critical thinking in the context of professional practice. Cohort 4 commences October 6, 2014.


OTNZ members - $0.00

Non-members and non-OTs - $295.00

To register online for Cohort 4

6th Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress 2015


APOTC 2015


LATEST NEWS: OTNZ members can register for APOTC at the super early bird price!

Please visit the APOTC website to register for this fantastic event.

Joining OTNZ

New members - please click here to join online

New student or retired members - please click here to join online

Renewing members - please use the link included in your invoice. If you haven't received an invoice for 2014-2015, please contact the OTNZ office


Member rates 2014-2015

Download hardcopy (pdf) member form for 2014 - 2015.

Poster of cost benefits of full membership

Do you work for a DHB?

If you are employed by a DHB or under the Allied, Public Health, & Technical Multiemployer Agreement, then you are entitled to a reimbursement. This may be at least $409.00 of your OTNZ membership subs. See MECA for detail specific to your DHB and work situation.


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Occupation occupies our body, mind and spirit. Meaningful occupation must drive our inquiry and distinguish our practice. Our therapies must engage mind, body and spirit - Suzanne M. Peloquin