OTDA is different to a Department of Transport licensing test. It focuses on the impact of a person’s disability or medical condition on commencing or returning to driving.
Assessments are conducted by a registered Driver Trained Occupational Therapist in a supportive environment, and aim to ensure that people are safe and able to drive, where possible. Rehabilitation lessons, where appropriate, are supervised by the assessing therapist and implemented by an experienced driving instructor.
Assessments may be conducted for:
- Fitness to Drive
- Novice drivers (View our webinar here)
- Experienced drivers with acquired medical conditions or disabilities
- Work related driving
- Commercial vehicle drivers
This is a fee paying service however funding assistance maybe available through:
- National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants – ILC is a registered provider
- ILC Disability Equipment Grant (DEG) subsidy program
- Rebates may be available through Private Health ancillary cover.
How to refer
A doctor or health professional is required to complete the referral form. Once a referral is received, we will contact you to arrange an appointment and discuss eligibility to the subsidy.
*A driver vision screen will also need to be completed by an optometrist/ophthalmologist. Please see form below.
Corporate, Insurance and Rehabilitation Provider Clients
The ILC also provides comprehensive occupational therapy driver assessment and rehabilitation services for corporate, insurance and rehabilitation provider clients.