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This website is in two sections: The main public view and this Member Only Content Hub.

Membership Renewal Steps:

2 yearly and monthly payments available now - as well as annual - even easier!

  1. Log in to website as a member and go to the My Membership Tab at the top.
  2. Then check out your subscriptions - pay your membership fee online
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Editorial articles ...

President’s Piece May 2024

The last month has been a busy one for the Board and the office. We have launched the call for papers for the National Virtual Conference on the 27th and...

President’s Piece April 2024

Dear Australian Recreational Therapy Association members, Welcome to April! We hope you all had a restful and safe Easter break. The past month has been busy for the ARTA board...

President’s Piece March 2024

The celebration of Recreational Therapy Week had some great traction on social media, with several organisations outwardly recognising the vital role of Recreational/ Diversional Therapists within aged care, health, and...

President’s Piece February 2024

Hello and Happy New Year to all ARTA members! We’re excited to kick off February with a new newsletter format, aiming to keep you well informed about the happenings within...

Latest News

Diversional Therapist and Member of the Association is Honoured with an OAM

“We are proud to celebrate the remarkable achievements of one of our Diversional Therapists and member of the association ,Christopher Grady,...

2023 February 3 – DRTA Online Professional Dev Workshop: LGBTQI+, Mental Health, Disability and Aged Care

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2023 February 24 – ARTA Melbourne VIC Full Day Workshop

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2022 December 7 – DRTA Virtual Training Hour to Empower Workshop: Programming for the Year Ahead

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Networking Groups

The purpose of networks groups is to foster peer support amongst Recreational Therapist’s and activities officers and provide peer level information exchange. Access to ARTA network groups are a membership benefit of Australian Recreational Therapy Association (ARTA). By attending network groups, members are able to use the ideas, skills, knowledge and resources of those members on a regular basis.

Only financial members of Australian Recreational Therapy Association are eligible to attend network groups.

The list of ARTA Network Groups can be found here – find the closest one to you and get in touch – they will warmly welcome a new member!

(Free with your membership!)

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Degree Qualified Member

A member must hold an accepted university qualification as specified and defined by the DRTA Board and in the current policy. DRTA recognises only these members as Diversional Therapists.

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Diploma Qualified Member

A member must hold an accepted vocational level Diploma qualification as specified and defined by the DRTA Board and in the current policy. DRTA recognises these members work under a variety of titles including DT Coordinator, Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor, Recreational Activities Coordinator and many more. DRTA advises that they do not work under the title Diversional Therapist, in keeping with other allied health professions which require a university qualification.

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Cert IV Qualified Member

A member must hold an accepted vocational Cert IV qualification as specified and defined by the DRTA Board and in the current policy. DRTA recognises these members work under a variety of titles including DT Assistant, Therapeutic Recreation Assistant, Leisure and Health Support Worker, Recreational Activities Officer and many more. DRTA advises that they do not work under the title Diversional Therapist, in keeping with other allied health professions which require a university qualification.

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Life Member

DRTA recognises and honours the Life Memberships registered with DRTA in 2009. These members are Full DRTA Members who have been honoured with Life Membership status by the state bodies in existence before 2009 at the commencement of the national body. These members have contributed enormously to the development and eventual creation of the national body over decades of extraordinary voluntary work to better the profession. They have been honoured with individual Certificates of Life Membership from DRTA. There are no plans to create further Life Members of DRTA.

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