Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is a collegiate body consisting of 22 national allied health associations members and a further 7 organisational friends with close links to the allied health sector. AHPA’s members collectively represent over 100,000 allied health professionals who work across the primary, acute and tertiary sectors in Australia.
The main objectives of AHPA are to:
Provide national leadership on shaping and supporting the contribution made by allied health to health and wellbeing.
Provide effective representation, promotion and communication of allied health interests in the development and implementation of government policies.
Encourage and promote innovation and best practice in allied health service delivery.
Enhance cooperation between the tertiary education and service providers in allied health.
Promote and support allied health workforce development.
RCAA is a member association of AHPA and in this capacity engages in a broad range of advocacy activities designed to influence the decisions and policy making of Federal, State and Territory governments as well as other key stakeholders.
We know that allied health professionals have a crucial role in the Australian health care system but that a range of issues may limit their ability to support consumers.
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Being a member of RCAA allows me to contribute to improving recognition for the profession of rehabilitation counselling in government and the vocational rehabilitation industry.
Chris RC professional and RCAA full member
RCAA has really helped me throughout my RC career, starting with support as a student member and then with professional networking after graduation, and now with professional development and career advancement.
Vanette RC professional and RCAA full member
As an ex-pat New Zealander, membership of RCAA allowed me to gain a better understanding of the rehabilitation industry in Australia. The collegiality of RCAA has provided support and mentoring and assisted to advance my career as a rehabilitation counsellor.
Lynne RC professional and RCAA full member
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