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National Alliance of Self Regulating Health Professions (NASRHP)

RCAA is currently working towards meeting eligibility criteria for full membership of the National Alliance of Self-Regulating Health Professions (NASRHP).

NASRHP provides a quality framework for self-regulating health professions to support robust processes for accreditation of tertiary programs and credentialing of practitioners working in these professions.  NASRHP also advocates on behalf of member organisations.

Australian peak bodies of self-regulating allied health professions wanting to join NASRHP must meet benchmark standards for regulation and accreditation of practitioners within that profession. NASRHP standards have been closely modelled on Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) standards.

NASRHP facilitates national consistency in quality and support for self‐regulating health professionals and satisfies national and jurisdictional regulatory requirements, including the Conduct of Health Care Workers.

The 11 standards for self‐regulating professions set by NASRHP are:

Scope (Areas) of Practice.

Code of Ethics/Practice and/or Professional Conduct.

Complaints Procedure.

Competency Standards.

Course Accreditation.

Continuing Professional Development.

English Language Requirements.

Mandatory Declarations.

Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Practitioner Certification Requirements.

Recency and Resumption of Practice Requirements.

To be eligible for membership, RCAA must meet all of the 11 standards set by NASRHP.

What can membership of NASRHP do for Rehabilitation Counsellors?

NASRHP aims to facilitate national consistency in quality and support for self-regulating health professionals and satisfy national and jurisdictional regulatory requirements.

Strengthens RCAA’s commitment to consumers to practice safely, effectively and to a high standards.

Maintain a framework of standards for self-regulating health professions.

Providing a single point of contact for stakeholders and interested parties.

Advance and promote self-regulating health professions.

Increase public confidence in self-regulating health professions.

Advocate for self-regulating health professions in the areas of regulation and standards.

Leads to a stronger advocacy platform for Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) which promotes all allied health professions (regulated and self-regulated).

The NASRHP standards promotes recognition of the quality and excellence and professionalism of RCAA members.

Current full members of NASRHP

Dietitians Association of Australia

Exercise and Sports Science Australia

Audiology Australia

Speech Pathology Australia

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