Provisional Membership

Provisional Members of PACFA are fully qualified counsellors and psychotherapists. They are Full (voting) members of PACFA.

Provisional Registrants have undertaken training that meets the requirements of the PACFA Professional Training Standards and also meet the requirements for listing on the PACFA National Register as Provisional Registrants.

Training Requirements

(1) Undergraduate Equivalent
3 years training in Psychotherapy or Counselling (A single 3 year training course of a minimum of 350 hours of counselling or psychotherapy training, which includes 10 hours of supervision linked to 40 hours of client contact undertaken during training).

(2) Postgraduate Equivalent
Relevant Degree plus specialist training in Psychotherapy or Counselling (A single 2 year training course of a minimum of 200 hours of counselling or psychotherapy training, which includes 10 hours of supervision linked to 40 client contact hours undertaken during training).

Supervised Practice Requirements

You have met the requirements for Provisional registration (200 client contact hours linked to 50 hours of supervision which may include client hours completed during  training).

Registration Requirements

In addition to the above training and supervised practice requirements, Provisional members are required to:

  • Hold professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Maintain high standards of ethical practice
  • Undertake annual requirements for supervision and continuing professional development

Renewal Requirements

For details of the annual renewal requirements, please see the Renewal Requirements page.

Applications and Upgrades

To apply for Provisional Membership of PACFA, please see the Join PACFA as an Individual page.

To upgrade to Provisional Membership from a lower membership category, please see the Upgrade page.