The Rehabilitation Counselling Association of Australasia (RCAA) is a professional association exclusively representing tertiary qualified Rehabilitation Counsellors in the Australasian region.
RCAA works to uphold high standards of professional and ethical practice for rehabilitation counsellors and strives for the ongoing advancement and recognition of the profession.
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.
Rehabilitation counselling is a self-regulated profession. The RCAA works to uphold high standards of professional and ethical practice of Rehabilitation Counsellors and strives for ongoing advancement and recognition of the profession.
Full members are required to obtain a minimum of twenty-five (25) hours professional development per membership year.
The requirements for full RCAA accreditation of professional education programs in rehabilitation counselling are drawn from the RCAA Accreditation Manual for Rehabilitation Counselling Education Programs, current empirical research that defines competency standards for Rehabilitation Counsellors, and consultation with representatives of the rehabilitation counselling profession.
Members must abide by the RCAA Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counsellors. Full members have completed a university rehabilitation counselling program. Student members are enrolled in a university rehabilitation counselling program.