Membership

Background to ARPA

The Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association (ARPA) had its genesis in late 2001 after a period of consultation between various State and Territory associations representing occupational and vocational rehabilitation providers around Australia. It was recognised that a national incorporated non-profit association was required to lead the industry and coordinate responses to major issues around the country. Professional standards, business viability under various jurisdictional systems, performance measurement, and industry representation were identified as major challenges needing to be addressed.

ARPA is the industry voice for the Australian workplace rehabilitation industry, representing the majority of independent WRP organisations in Australia.  With strong industry and government links and affiliations, ARPA is dedicated to promoting and protecting the professional interests of our member organisations and through them, the sustainability of a purpose driven, socially impactful industry.

Membership Types

Associate Membership

ARPA Associate Membership is open to individuals and organisations engaged in a business with similar or complementary objectives to ARPA.

Associate Membership - Organisation is open to organisations engaged in a business with similar or complementary objectives to ARPA. There are 3 different types of Associate Membership available to organisations:

  • Sole employers = $630
  • Allied Health providers / small employers with less than 10 FTE = $1,370
  • Allied Health providers / large employers with 10 or more FTE= $2,480.

*per annum costs inclusive of GST, pro rata 1 July-30 June.

Associate Membership - Individual is open to individuals who are involved in the personal injury industry, and are not employed by a Workplace Rehabilitation Provider who is eligible for membership.

The cost for Individual membership is $630 for two years membership (incl GST).

NOTE: employees of organisations that have ARPA membership are automatically covered by their employer's membership and therefore do not need to apply for Associate Membership - Individual membership.

Workplace Rehabilitation Provider Membership

Workplace Rehabilitation Provider Membership (i.e. ARPA Full Membership) is open to organisations or sole practitioners that provide occupational and/or workplace rehabilitation services.

Workplace Rehabilitation Provider Membership (i.e. Full Membership) is open to organisations or sole practitioners that provide occupational and/or workplace rehabilitation services.

Although the benefits of becoming an ARPA member are various, the additional benefits of full membership include:

  • Opportunity to become a Council member and represent your fellow members at meetings with key stakeholders
  • Inclusion on our National Directory of Rehabilitation Providers
  • Provision of minutes and regular industry updates

Membership fees are based on your Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) workplace rehabilitation consultant staff that you employ (not including admin or ancillary staff) calculated pro rata 1 July-30 June. To discuss joining as a Full Member of ARPA contact Nathan Clarke ARPA National CEO via ceo@arpa.org.au.