Membership Application Process

Membership Application Process

The ATCA has members across Australia and New Zealand, who provide residential alcohol and other drugs treatment operating Therapeutic Communities or aspiring to utilise the model.

Applications for membership should be made on the Application for Membership form. Potential Organisations Members and Residential Rehabilitation Services will be required to undertake a desktop audit to be reviewed by the ATCA Board as a precondition of membership.

ATCA Membership Categories

There are three categories of membership each with their own benefits.

Benefits of Therapeutic Communities Membership

√ Endorsed and accredited member logo

√ Nominate persons for the board (can nominate and be nominated to the board)

√ Voting rights at annual general meeting (weighted voting – one vote is worth five)

√ Discounts at conferences and workshops

√ Standard documents, communication, and update from ATCA

 

Annual Fees

Annual fees for Therapeutic Communities are in relation to their annual total funded revenue:

Less than  $1 million:                    $1,000 + GST

$1 million – $5 million:                $1,500.00 + GST

$5 million – $10 million:              $2,000.00 + GST

More than $10 million:                $2,500.00 + GST

 

Application Fee

$220 + GST

Benefits of Residential Rehabilitation Services Membership

√ Nominate persons for the board (can nominate and be nominated to the board)

√ Voting rights at annual general meeting (weighted voting – one vote is worth one)

√ Discounts at conferences and workshops

√ Standard documents, communication, and update from ATCA

 

Annual Fees

Annual fees for Residential Rehabilitation Services are in relation to their annual total funded revenue:

Less than  $1 million:                    $1,000 + GST

$1 million – $5 million:                $1,500.00 + GST

$5 million – $10 million:              $2,000.00 + GST

More than $10 million:                $2,500.00 + GST

 

Application Fees

$220 + GST

Benefits of Affiliate Membership

√ Discounts at conferences and workshops

√ Standard documents, communication, and update from ATCA

 

Annual Fees

Annual fees for Affiliate Membership are:

Private or for-profit organisation:                  $2,000 + GST

Not-for-profit organisation:                              $1,500.00 + GST

Individual:                                                                 $150 + GST

Honorary life member:                                        Nil

Application Fees

Affiliate private or for profit organisation: $2000 + GST

Affiliate not-for-profit organisations:           $500 + GST

Affiliate Individual:                                                $150 + GST

Honorary life members:                                      Nil

 

Also View:

Membership Kit – will send kit

Application Form Therapeutic Communities and Residential Rehabilitation Services – will send application form

Application for Affiliate members

All categories will demonstrate

Applicants wishing to become members of ATCA must demonstrate:

 

Also View:

Code of Ethics for Members and Clients
Bill of Rights for Members and Clients
  • Evidence-base practice
    Services are consistent with current best practice and the organisation undertakes evidence-based AOD prevention and treatment strategies.

  • Staff Qualifications
    The service ensures that all counselling and treatment is delivered by appropriately trained and/or experienced staff.

  • Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori Cultural Security
    The services agrees to acknowledge and respect the history, cultural rights, values, beliefs and diversity of Indigenous people and work towards embedding the principle of cultural security into service delivery.

  • Cultural competency
    The service considers the needs of clients from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds and provides a culturally competent service.

  • Inclusion Statement
    The service values the diversity of experience and believe that an inclusive culture contributes to best practice service delivery. Services must value the uniqueness of individuals who may very in many different ways, including race, ethnicity, culture, social class, gender, age, religious belief, sexual identity, mental and physical ability.

Frequently Asked Questions

A therapeutic community is a treatment facility in which the community itself, through self-help and mutual support, is the principal means for promoting personal change.

In a therapeutic community residents and staff participate in the management and operation of the community, contributing to a psychologically and physically safe learning environment where change can occur.

In a therapeutic community there is a focus on social, psychological and behavioral dimensions of substance use, with the use of the community to heal individuals emotionally, and support the development of behaviors, attitudes and values of healthy living.

Our membership is comprised of services operating under the Therapeutic Community Model or services aspiring to become a therapeutic community. Our mission is support and represent members and advocate for the Therapeutic Community Model as an evidence-based model that restores a sense of wellbeing for consumers of our member’s services.  We achieve this by advocating for the needs of our members, supporting continuous quality improvement through the ATCA Standard and developing a strong member workforce by providing specialised training opportunities.

If you or somebody you know needs support accessing residential alcohol and other drugs treatment, a list of our Therapeutic Community and Residential Rehabilitation members can be found on the members location page.

The TC Training Course has been developed to support AOD practitioners, support workers and other relevant professionals and students to develop knowledge, attitudes and skills that can be applied in the TC context. The Training and Events page provides further information, or send an email to atca@atca.com.au

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