The ACCA PROVIDES THREE LEVELS OF MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERSHIP PROCESS

What's Involved

Individual Membership in the Association is a simple process.

From 1 September 2020, there have been some small changes to new and renewing member applications.

For new member applications we require the submission of:

Full Member:

  • Counselling qualifications authenticated by a Justice of the Peace (JP)

  • Proof of employment as a practicing counsellor e.g. a letter on letterhead from employer or statutory declaration from you if you are self employed (which does not need to be verified by a JP)

  • Proof of public liability and professional indemnity insurance
  • Evidence of a current supervision agreement

  • A letter of application

Affiliate Member:

  • Counselling qualifications authenticated by a Justice of the Peace (JP)

  • A letter of application

Student Member:

  • A letter outlining the students current study program and a copy of the letter of offer into the training institution or other reasonable verification of the current study
  • A letter of application

For Full member renewals or upgrades we require the submission of:

  • Proof of (continued) employment as a practicing counsellor e.g. a letter on letterhead from employer or statutory declaration from you if you are self employed (which does not need to be verified by a JP)

  • Proof of public liability and professional indemnity insurance
  • Evidence of a current supervision agreement

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

Cost: $50/year

 A person may be admitted as a student member if they are undertaking training in Counselling or Psychotherapy.

AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP

Cost: $80/year

A member at this level has professional training and qualifications and is employed using counselling skills but does not otherwise meet the criteria for full membership. Affiliate members have completed an approved training course in counselling or psychotherapy and are actively seeking employment as a counsellor or psychotherapist. These members must abide by the ethical commitments and practice within the framework set out by the Australian Community Counselling Association. This member may also be retired from professional practice, be a not-for-profit body corporate or an incorporated association

FULL MEMBERSHIP

Cost: $100/year

A full member meets the criteria for Associate membership and is currently a practising counsellor. As a practising counsellor, these professionals have liability and indemnity insurance and a supervision contract. As part of the eligibility criteria, you will need to:

-Participate in a minimum of four (4) supervision sessions (this can be your own supervisor or through ACCA supervision – group or individual

-Completed 6 out of 12 of the Professional Development courses provided by ACCA