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Membership Benefits

Benefits Summary
WAOTA Member
Tax deductions for membership y x
Professional Development (full day) over 40% savings $100 – $200 $395
Professional Development subsidised $75 $110 – $187.50
Professional Development discount for rural remote $55 – $150 x
Professional Development Early Bird Rates y x
Subsidised access to interest group PDs Free – $5 $10
Free access to recorded interest group PDs y x
Discount to DOT(WA) and PD events 10% x
WAOTA Professional Development Scholarships Up to $400 x
International Scholarships Up to $2,000 x
Volunteer / Charitable Scholarships Up to $2,000 x
Research Scholarships Up to $2,000 x
Promoting your research projects y x
ProQuest Journal access free x
WAOTA Events (OT Week Breakfast, social events) $18 – $38 $22 – $60
OT Private Practice Directory Listing (over 800 views January – November) free x
Newsletter free x
Discounted PII, PLI – Guild Insurance https://www.guildinsurance.com.au/professional/occupational-therapists y x
Corporate rates – HBF Insurance y x
Advocacy and lobbying by WAOTA on behalf of OT Members on issues of importance to the OT profession y x
Website job advertising y y
Email updates on information of importance, y x
Assistance from WAOTA staff and COM regarding queries including researching information on your behalf y x


Free Journal Access (Members Only)

WA Occupational Therapy Association membership provides you with free online access to ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source Database.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source provides users with journal access and reliable healthcare information covering allied health, nursing and complementary medicine. This database provides:

  • abstracting and indexing for more than 1,015 titles, with over 860 titles in full-text, plus more than 12,300 full text dissertations
  • access to chapters from online reference books
  • exclusive access to evidence-based allied health and nursing information from The Joanna Briggs Institute including Systematic Reviews, Evidence Summaries, and Best Practice Information Sheets
  • access to Rapid Assessment Protocol internet database (RAPid) and System for the Unified Management, Assessment and Review of Information (SUMARI). The RAPid training tool enables users to systematically evaluate research articles and write structured research findings to publish on the JBI interface while SUMARI is a developing software package designed to assist health and other researchers and practitioners to conduct systematic reviews
  • exclusive Video Training from Medcom, Inc. Videos are well indexed for reliable search results and can be viewed in document view or downloaded to your desktop for reference.

Your ProQuest journal access includes the following publications (but is not limited to):

The Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Journal of Allied Health,  Journal of Rehabilitation,  Journal of Gerontological Nursing, Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, Physical Therapy Journal.

Follow the links in the Members Only section of the website to access these journals.