Joining PACFA as an existing ACA member

To support the broader sector, PACFA has waived its application fee for current Australian Counselling Association (ACA) members who have completed a PACFA Accredited Course.

If the course you completed is on this list, please use the promo code ACCREDITED at checkout to submit your application fee-free.

ACA members who have completed training that is not a PACFA Accredited Course, but whose training still meets the PACFA Training Standards, can take advantage of a special discounted application fee of $50. Please use the promo code PACFA123 at checkout if the course you completed is not on this list.

As an existing ACA member you do not need to provide certified copies of your transcript and certificate with your application, however we still require uncertified copies for our records.

See table below to compare your current membership category with the ACA and the corresponding PACFA membership category.

 

ACA

PACFA

Level 2

Bachelor, Graduate Diploma, or Masters (AQF 7 - 9) (studied over min. 2 years) - with fewer than 750 hours of client contact and 75 hours of supervision

Bachelor, Graduate Diploma, or Masters (AQF 7 - 9) (studied over min. 2 years) - with greater than 750 hours of client contact and 75 hours of supervision, and 2 or more years post-qualifying experience

 

 

Provisional Member

 

 

 

Clinical Member

Level 3

Bachelor, Graduate Diploma, or Masters (AQF 7 - 9) (studied over min. 2 years) - with greater than 750 hours of client contact and 75 hours of supervision, and 2 or more years post-qualifying experience

 

 

Clinical Member

 

Level 4

Bachelor, Graduate Diploma, or Masters (AQF 7 - 9) (studied over min. 2 years) - with greater than 750 hours of client contact and 75 hours of supervision, and 2 or more years post-qualifying experience

 

 

Clinical Member

 

Please note: ACA Level 1 and Level 2 Members with a Diploma are eligible for Affiliate Membership with PACFA. This is a non-practising level of membership, and there is no application fee.