Who is ANZACATA
ANZACATA is the peak professional body representing creative arts therapists in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia/Pacific region.
What is Creative Arts Therapy?
Creative arts therapy is an experiential psychotherapeutic approach utilising arts modalities within a relationship with a trained therapist, attending to emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual well-being.
Allied Health professionals including Arts Therapists, as authorised workers, may also be asked to provide evidence of their vaccinations. Please head over to the Services Australia website for more information.
Mandatory COVID Vaccines in Australia | FairWork Australia has released details on industries where COVID vaccines are mandatory. Read more.
Latest COVID updates in your State or Country
Victoria | The Victorian Government has announced steps to reduce testing queues and transmission in Victoria, under new pandemic orders taking effect from 11:59pm, Thursday 6 January 2022. Vaccination Requirements in Key Sectors - Workers eligible for a third dose on or before Wednesday 12 January 2022 will have until Saturday 12 February 2022 to get their third dose. Workers in key sectors who are already required to be fully vaccinated must get their third dose before being permitted to work onsite. This applies to workers in: healthcare, aged care, disability services, emergency services, correctional facilities, quarantine accommodation, food distribution. See the Government Order here.
New South Wales | The advice for residential aged and disability care facilities, and home care service providers as at 10 January 2022 has been updated on the following web pages: residential aged care facilities, residential disability care facilities, home care service providers facilities.
South Australia | From 29 January 2022, people who work in South Australia healthcare settings need to have a COVID-19 booster shot (or evidence of a booking to receive one) within 4 weeks of becoming eligible. This applies to all allied health professionals. You can find the new Direction here.
ACT | The advice for high-risk settings, home-based care providers, General Practitioners and other community health practitioners has been updated on 5 January 2022 on the ACT COVID-19 webpage - Advice for high-risk settings.
Looking for an art therapist?
Search our member directory to find a therapist in your local area (Australia, New Zealand, Asia).
Want to know where to study?
Search training programmes accredited by the Qualifications Authority in their respective country.
Categories and requirements
Learn about pathways to professional registration as a creative arts therapist with ANZACATA.
Want to become a member?
Information about benefits and requirements of becoming a member of ANZACATA.
Members can easily search for ANZACATA approved supervisors to facilitate supervision requirements.
Members can stay up to date with current jobs sourced from various platforms and updated regularly.
Members can book into various events throughout the year. Events are available to members only.
Members can access a wide variety of resources including webinars, special logos, news and more.
JoCAT Volume 16, Number 2 is live!
Our second Journal edition for 2021 is now published online and open access. Four full length articles exploring themes of Lived Experience; poiesis and arts-based research; heuristic enquiry into the therapeutic relationship in art therapy with a traumatised child; and a postgrad art therapy student exhibition in Singapore. You will also find a number of creative contributions, reviews of three books and an outsider art exhibition. Dip in, drill down, save it for the summer break – this is an 92-page edition full of variety, interest and insight into the world of creative arts therapies.
Click here to read more.
ANZACATA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and waters of Australia and we pay our respect to Elders - past, present and emerging. We acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.
ANZACATA acknowledges Māori as tangata whenua and Treaty of Waitangi partners in Aotearoa New Zealand and embraces the three guiding principles of the Treaty – Partnership, Participation and Protection. We extend our respect to other indigenous peoples on all the lands in which we work.
ANZACATA supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
Last updated: 7 January 2022