Introducing Clare Batkin...

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Hi! I am an experienced occupational therapist that is passionate about clinical education, knowledge translation, quality improvement and research (#OTNerd!). I am dedicated to inspiring allied health professionals to engage in life-long learning, and love facilitating clinical education in all forms.

I have experience as a clinical educator in hospital, community, and university settings. My clinical areas of expertise include working with adult clients with a range of physical impairments, including neurological, orthopaedic, burns, surgical, hand therapy and age-related conditions. Finding ways to help new graduate therapists bridge the gap between what they learn at university, and what they need to know for clinical practice, is a particular area of interest.

If you'd like to find out how YOUR OT TUTOR can help you or your OT team, get in touch today!

Why work with Clare?

  • Over 15 years' experience working as an occupational therapist and still providing clinical services to clients - I'm up to date with the challenges experienced by therapists today.

  • Extensive experience as a clinical educator within university and clinical settings - I understand everyone learns differently and can tailor my approach to suit your learning needs.

  • Calm, encouraging approach to teaching - I'm friendly and approachable so you can feel comfortable to ask any 'silly questions' without judgement.

  • Dedicated to helping you succeed - If I don't have the expertise you need, I'll help you find someone who does.

  • Proven dedication to achieving high-quality outcomes - I have experience presenting at international and national conferences and have published my work in a peer-reviewed journal.

  • Understands life is busy! - I'm a working mum myself so understand the importance of making learning as accessible and efficient as possible so you can fit it into your own busy schedule.



Pressure Care Mattresses

Well, this one is more of a "Ask US Anything" session, as I will be joined by Special Guest Ilissa Liew who will be sharing her expertise on pressure care mattresses!

Have you ever wondered these things?

- Can a foam mattress give high-level pressure relief?

- What considerations to you need to make if using air mattresses with bariatric clients?

- Do you still need to reposition a person regularly if they are on an air mattress?

- Why would you choose a static air over an alternating air mattress?

Or do you have a different question? Well come along and ask! You can send your question before, come along to the live session, or watch the recording, and yep, it's FREE!

Find the Your OT Tutor service that's right for you!



You may have come across one of my posts on social media, or found one of my courses in a Google search - but do you know everything that is available via Your OT Tutor?

I've been working hard to create a range of clinical education resources, courses, live sessions and supervision and consultancy services to be able to help as many OTs as I can! I also know that OTs can't do what they do best unless there is a great support team around them, so a lot of my services and resources are designed to help managers too.

Whether you are an OT student, sole trader OT, OT working within a company, or a non-OT employing OTs, this session is for you!

Learn how to be a better OT who loves what they do...

After many years working as an OT, I've found that there are eight foundations that will help you build your confidence and competence when working as an OT, and at the same time, help you find what it is you need to be doing so that you love what you do.

I've developed a framework called "The Foundations of OT Success" and this is what I teach members in my membership - the Your OT Tutor Alliance!

The Foundations of OT Sucess are:

- 1. Empower Yourself

- 2. Think Like an OT

- 3. Be a Proud #OTNerd

- 4. Connect and Collaborate

- 5. Be an OT Detective

- 6. Solve Problems, Change Lives

- 7. Teach and Transform

- 8. Raise the Bar

I'd love to help you become a better OT who loves what they do too - check out the YOTT Alliance if you're interested!

Supervision and Training Services

Clare can provide one-on-one or group supervision, training and consulting services for individual OTs or OT teams, on selected topics.

Your OT Tutor

Learning Library

The Learning Library contains online courses and other downloadable resources on a variety of topics. Plenty of freebies to try before you buy!

Your OT Tutor

Online Journal Club

Experience a journal club with a difference! Attend fully facilitated sessions, watch recordings or run your own in-house journal club sessions.


The OT Guide to Completing a Functional Capacity Assessment

This epic online course will walk you through a step-by-step process for completing an FCA for adult NDIS participants. 8 hours CPD and lots of downloadable resources for $169.

The Clinical Educator Starter Kit

A comprehensive kit of templates, guides, and learning resources to help you improve the efficiency and quality of clinical placements for OT students. Starting from $159 for immediate download!

Beyond Burnout Recorded Webinar - FREE!

Watch this free recorded webinar and learn strategies for preventing burnout and building resilience. There are also links for a number of OTs you can connect with.

Journal Club - FREE trial!

Sign-up for access to this FREE trial session of the Your OT Tutor Journal Club (YOTT JC). We discuss an article about the OT role in sleep management. Experience a Journal Club with a difference!


Clare, with this course you've really set the industry standard. I've completed just about every course on FCA for OT's out there and this is by far the most in-depth, presented in such a systematic and clear way - the effort you've put into making this course is abundantly clear, and honestly I'm so grateful that you've created this to kindly share with your professional network. This course gets a solid 5/5 for me - thank you so so much! :)

Anonymous Occupational Therapist

Clare has done a fabulous job with spearheading 'Your OT Tutor', a journal club that has really helped me stay up to date with the current evidence on topics directly relevant to my practice. Her approach is comprehensive yet practical, given how time-poor clinicians often are, and I am very much looking forward to our 2023 sessions. I highly recommend Clare to other OTs - those starting out as well as others who are more established in the profession - she is an absolute asset to both.

Natalie J. - Occupational Therapy Practice Owner

As a busy practice owner, I’ve absolutely loved having this resource available for my new grads . Even though I’ve got plenty of my own guides and sample FCA reports to share with them , what I lack is time to sit down and go through these step by step to make sure they truly understand the process. The 8 hours worth of online learning has been a massive investment for me and a valuable resource for my team. Thank you Clare Batkin!

Angie C. - Director and Occupational Therapist

I highly recommend Clare Batkin, known as 'Your OT Tutor,' for her outstanding commitment to the OT community in Australia. Through newsletters, webinars, and a journal club, she expertly supports OTs of all levels and also supports those who employ them. Clare's dedication to facilitating growth in skills and knowledge is unparalleled, reflected in her mission to 'help occupational therapists to LEARN, GROW, and EXCEL.' Her expertise in how to best support OT students during placements in almost unparalleled in Australia. Equally impressive is her generosity with her time, connecting people to resources and individuals that can further their careers. Clare is indeed a vital asset to our profession.

Dave Jereb - Occupational Therapist and owner - MoveAbout Therapy Services

Graduating with a Master in Occupational Therapy and deciding how to commence my career is both exciting and overwhelming. Your OT Tutor has been a veritable lifeline in managing this transition with support, confidence and practical professional resources that I can apply immediately across multiple settings. The courses, newsletters, journal club and Q&A sessions have allowed me to seamlessly, independently and cost effectively continue my professional development after university classes finished, during practical placements and before feeling proficient in my first OT position. Clare Batkin is warm and generous with her knowledge and experience. Her enthusiasm for building the capacity of students, OTs and the profession enables me to feel connected and inspired as I embark on my new professional journey.

Nicolette - New Graduate Occupational Therapist

Clare possesses exceptional knowledge and expertise in this field, along with a deep understanding of NDIS guidelines and regulations. I commend Clare for her ability to effectively communicate complex concepts and create an engaging learning environment. Her passion for empowering clinicians and ensuring high-quality assessments that align with the core principles of the NDIS is truly commendable. Clare demonstrates excellent organizational skills, ensuring that training materials are up-to-date and staying informed about the latest developments in FCA practices. She is dedicated to providing accurate and relevant information to clinicians. I have found Clare to be approachable and responsive, always willing to provide answers and support when needed. Overall, Clare is an invaluable asset to any educational program or training initiative.

Kumar Ebenezer - Occupational Therapy Practice Owner - Guided Support Services