Occupational Therapy Driver Assessors Course NOV 16-27 2020


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:

This course is presented over 2 weeks face-to-face from 9am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided.



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


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