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Rehabilitation Counselling
Association of Australasia

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    Why Choose Us?
    Free Membership for Student Members
    Affordable Fees for Full Members
    Represent Tertiary Qualified Rehabilitation Counsellors
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    Rehabiliation Counsellors work with individuals
    experiencing disability, injury or social disadvantage
    to obtain, maintain and regain employment
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About Us

RCAA is the only peak professional body that self-regulates the profession and provides membership services exclusively to tertiary qualified Rehabilitation Counsellors in the Australasian Region. RCAA represents a single profession with only qualified Rehabilitation Counsellors and student members. RCAA works to uphold high standards of professional and ethical practice of Rehabilitation Counsellors and strives for ongoing advancement and recognition of our profession.

Our Focus

RCAA’s focus is maintaining the integrity of the rehabilitation counselling profession and ensuring the recognition of rehabilitation counselling as a unique profession in its own right. RCAA represents the interests of the rehabilitation counselling profession at State, National, Regional and International levels. RCAA seeks to influence policy direction by actively lobbying on behalf of its members for reforms that positively impact on the field of rehabilitation.

Professional Recognition

RCAA members are recognised by the Heads of Workers' Compensation Authority (HWCA); Australian state-based Workers' Compensation Authorities, the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) in New Zealand; and provision of services under Life Insurance, Comcare and Compulsory Third Party Insurance (CTP) schemes. RCAA is a member of the WorkCover Queensland Allied Health Providers Group.

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New initiatives

Life inside RCAA is busy and full of energy. As a result, expect to see the development of a number of member support services. Currently we are working on three new projects …

Rehabilitation Counsellors who have formal tertiary qualifications in Rehabilitation Counselling recognised in Australasia. Students who are in the process of completing the above degrees will be eligible for student membership.

To take part in creating a strong, unified voice for rehabilitation counselling in Australasia, so Rehabilitation Counsellors will be heard in discussions affecting the rehabilitation area alongside Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Social Workers.

As RCAA develops, it is intended that a platform of benefits for members be developed within the profession, or actively sought through strategic representation, including: • Accreditation of members • Professional recognition and identity • Recognition by relevant National and State agencies • Professional indemnity package • Professional development.

RCAA is an Australasian body with branches representing regions. It is governed via an elected board of directors, broadly representing the regions of Australasia, and its members. You can have your say via general meetings (annual and special) and via the election process for directors. You can also contact directors and committee members in your area to express your views about RCAA.

Goal setting

The purpose of goal-setting is to clarify the vision for RCAA, define both short- and long-term objectives and to identify the process of how to accomplish our objectives.


Analysis of relevant data and information about the changing face of RCAA is a key stage in continuing to shape the organisation and accomplishing our vision


Successful strategy implementation is critical to the success of RCAA moving forward. This is the action stage of the strategic management process.

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