Upgrade from Student to Provisional membership
If you are a Student member looking to become a Provisional member, you will first need to apply and send us through copies of the required documents. You will be eligible for a New Graduate discount.
Upgrade from Provisional to Clinical membership
For Provisional members wishing to upgrade to Clinical, you must provide evidence that you have met the requirements below:
- Completed 750 post-qualifying client hours linked to;
- 75 hours of post-qualifying supervision; and
- These hours must be completed over a minimum of 2 years, but can be completed over a longer period of time.
You can apply to upgrade at any time of year - this does not need to be done with your renewal.
If you belong to a PACFA Member Association, your Upgrade Application also requires endorsement by your Member Association. PACFA will send your application to your nominated Member Association for endorsement.
Evidence required to upgrade:
If eligible to upgrade, you must provide evidence of your post-qualifying client contact and supervision hours. These hours must be signed off by you and your supervisor/s (one form per supervisor). The hours logged in the portal are not sufficient evidence to upgrade- we require the signature of your supervisor on the form.
You can use PACFA's Supervision and client contact verification form, or provide a letter on letterhead from your supervisor/s, confirming the number of hours.
Once you have collated these documents, please pay the Membership Upgrade Fee, and someone from the Membership Team will be in contact. You will email your signed supervision verification documents to [email protected]
Processing times for upgrade applications can take up to 4-6 weeks. Unfortunately, we cannot expedite applications.