RCAA

Rehabilitation Counselling
Association of Australasia





Frequently Asked Questions

Rehabilitation counsellors who have formal tertiary qualifications in rehabilitation counselling recognised in Australasia. Students in the process of completing tertiary qualifications in a rehabilitation counselling discipline.

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 industry alongside other Allied Health professionals i.e. physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

RCAA exclusively represents tertiary qualified rehabilitation counsellors in the Australasian region. We represent a single profession with only qualified rehabilitation counsellors and student members. Our focus is on maintaining the integrity of the rehabilitation counselling profession and ensuring the recognition of rehabilitation counselling as a unique profession in its own right. RCAA works to uphold high standards of professional and ethical practice of rehabilitation counsellors and strives for ongoing advancement and recognition of our profession.

RCAA holds an annual general meeting (AGM) every year and elects a Board of Directors who represent the Australasian region.

Via the AGM through the election of Directors and special meetings. You can also contact Directors in your area to express your views about RCAA and the rehabilitation counselling profession.

PO Box 4303
Gumdale, Brisbane, Queensland 4154
AUSTRALIA

Mobile: +61 434 709 615
Email: admin@rcaa.org.au

It is responsible for the administration of the organisation. The governing process stays with the elected directors and the appointed committees are responsible for advising the directors on membership eligibility, professional standards, academic standards and research. The directors and committees are spread all over Australasia.

The RCAA and its members have released A Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counsellors. The objective of the Code is to promote public welfare by specifying the ethical counselling standards expected of rehabilitation counsellors. RCAA members can view the Code in the members section of this website.

No, because formal qualifications are required to become a member.

This will be an expectation to maintain the status of Member of RCAA (accred). The directors and committees have commenced development of a system of points to gain and maintain accreditation.

Yes, at the moment this includes all of the Australian university degrees with majors in rehabilitation counselling. There will be a formal process of recognising each degree in Australia, as well as any degrees in other parts of Australasia, which may request recognition.

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