Occupational Therapy Driver Assessors Course April – May 2021


Course Description:

This course provides training for occupational therapists who wish to specialise in driver assessment and rehabilitation. A combination of theoretical and practical sessions are conducted by occupational therapists and driving instructors with considerable clinical experience in the area. At the conclusion of the course successful participants will qualify as registered occupational therapy driver assessors.



Topics Presented:
  • The driver assessment process
  • Off-road screening of cognition, vision and physical capacity for driving
  • On-road assessment procedures
  • The impact of specific conditions on driving
  • Vehicle ergonomics and pain management
  • Report writing and clinical reasoning
  • Remediation and vehicle modification
  • High level needs and driving
  • Passenger only assessment
  • Licensing policies and procedures

High standards of achievement are set in this intensive course, to reflect the level of responsibility assumed by a qualified driving assessor. Participants are required to complete both driving and theoretical course components including a practical driving test and assignments that must be submitted during the course. All assessment tasks are graded at a level appropriate for a post-graduate subject and a satisfactory standard must be achieved before a certificate of course completion and a driving assessor registration number is issued.

Suitable for:

To be eligible to enrol applicants must be a qualified Occupational Therapist; provide a certified copy of their occupational therapy degree or their AHPRA number during the course; have a minimum of two years postgraduate experience; and, hold a current driver’s license.


Course Delivery:
Week 1 Online Only Days: Tues 20.04.2021 and Wed 21.04.2021
Week 2 Face to Face Only Days: Mon 26 to Friday 30th April 2021 inclusive
Week 3 Online Only Days: Tues 04.05.2021 and Wed 05.05.2021

The venue is Oatlands Golf Club, Bettington Road, Oatlands, Sydney, Australia.


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