The National Association for Professional Carers

About PCAA

The Professional Carers Association of Australia (PCAA) is the professional association for Professional Carers in Australia. It is a national body serving our elderly by supporting the people who provide for their care.  The carers. PCAA members are professional care providers. The PCAA provides a national system of registration, continuing professional development and an avenue for the resolution of complaints made about carers.  The PCAA guides its members and the public through the profession's many developments and changes.  We aim to raise standards in caring and support its members to have a meaningful career so they can get on with delivering the best in caring to the community.

Vision and Purpose

The PCAA is driven by the expectations of every son, daughter, family member and carer across Australia. That as a minimum our elderly deserve dignity, respect and the delivery of the very highest levels of care. These expectations inform the PCAA’s vision of CARE TRUST EXCELLENCE.  Ageing is not an illness it is a journey. The PCAA understands the journey. The PCAA exists to serve the public and the carers it represents. Our purposes is to provide a self-regulatory national framework for professional carers built upon our vision.  It will promote the profession of caring work, recognise that carer are integral to the role of caring for peoples’ loved ones, uphold standards and build the capacity of its members to maintain public confidence and produce a highly professional care workforce.

Board of Directors


Ignatius Oostermeyer

BA (hons); LLB (hon.) M.Ec (Distinction)


Current: Chair of MiCare and Managing Partner Workplace Legal

Board member: Dental Health Victoria, Harm Reduction Victoria, and Annecto (previously WIN)


Margaret Kearney



Current Principal and Founder Kearney Guy Legal

Past President Australian Hotels Group


Sebastian Reid

BA (Hons), B Law (Hons)


Current: Barrister at the Victorian Bar and Board Member MiCare

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety