Benefits of Being a Member

When you become a member of Occupational Therapy New Zealand, you open the door to a world of opportunities and benefits that will elevate your career and enrich your professional journey. As a member, you can:

Professional Development: Access exclusive workshops, seminars, and resources to enhance your knowledge and skills in occupational therapy.

Networking: Connect with fellow professionals, educators, and students in the OT field, fostering collaboration and support.

Advocacy: Join a collective voice in advocating for the profession and its importance in healthcare and well-being.

Exclusive Events: Enjoy priority access and discounts to our events, conferences, and special gatherings.

Community: Become part of a vibrant and inclusive community of OT enthusiasts who share your passion for making a difference in people's lives.

Updates: Stay informed with the latest industry news, research, and developments in occupational therapy.

Career Growth: Gain opportunities for leadership, mentorship, and career advancement.

Recognition: Showcase your expertise and contributions through involvement in OTNZ WNA initiatives.

Membership with OTNZ WNA is your gateway to a world of professional growth, camaraderie, and advocacy. Join us today and be a part of a dynamic community committed to empowering lives through occupation!

Our purpose

OTNZ is dedicated to pioneering excellence in occupational therapy to enhance the well-being of individuals and communities across Aotearoa. Our purpose is to champion the transformative power of occupational therapy, fostering a vibrant community of professionals, students, and advocates who work together to promote best practices, advocate for the profession, and empower individuals to achieve their fullest potential in all aspects of life. Through education, collaboration, and advocacy, we strive to elevate the importance of occupational therapy and its profound impact on the health and well-being of our people.

Our vision

OTNZ envisions a future where occupational therapy is universally recognized as an indispensable force for improving human lives. Our vision is to lead the way in advancing the profession of occupational therapy in Aotearoa, promoting equitable access to quality care, fostering innovative approaches, and nurturing a dynamic community of professionals dedicated to enhancing the well-being, independence, and participation of individuals and communities throughout their life journeys.

Our values

Excellence: We demand excellence in every aspect of occupational therapy. Our unwavering commitment to top-tier professionalism and quality ensures that our clients receive the utmost care and support they deserve.

Empowerment: We harness the life-changing potential of occupational therapy. Through our dedication, we empower individuals to seize life's opportunities, equipping them with the skills and resources to lead enriching and independent lives.

Equity: Equity is at our core. We tirelessly work to provide equitable access to our services, regardless of background, culture, or ability, fostering an environment where all perspectives are respected and valued.

Collaboration: Collaboration is our strength. We actively seek partnerships within and beyond our profession, uniting to share knowledge and create innovative solutions to complex challenges.

Advocacy: We are fierce advocates, both for our profession and our clients. We stand unwaveringly for their rights and well-being, fighting for policy changes that integrate occupational therapy as a fundamental pillar of healthcare and well-being in Aotearoa