Provisional and Clinical Listing

If you are a member of a PACFA Member Association, and have the required training, supervision and experience to meet the Register Requirements, you can apply to be listed on the PACFA National Register via your Member Association.

For details of the eligibility for listing on the PACFA National Register, see the Register Requirements page.

  • Provisional Registrants have met all training and supervised practice requirements for provisional listing = 40 hours client contact linked to 10hours of supervision.  Provisional Registrants have not yet completed the additional post-training supervised practice hours required for clinical listing. Once these practitioners complete the required supervised practice hours, they will be eligible for clinical listing.
  • Clinical Registrants have met the requirements for provisional listing and have also completed the additional supervised practice requirements for clinical listing = 750 post-qualifying client contact hours linked to 75 hours of post-qualifying supervision over a minimum of two years.

Grandfathering Arrangements

Grandfathering arrangements apply in limited circumstances for Applicants you completed training under the former PACFA Training Standards (2014). The final cut-off date for the grandfathering scheme is 31/12/2023.

Information Sheet – Grandfathering arrangements for PACFA Member Association members

Member Association Endorsement

Your application requires endorsement by your Member Association. Once we receive your PACFA registration application, we will contact your nominated Member Association to request their endorsement of your application.

If you do not belong to a Member Association you will need to join. For details, go to the Member Associations page.

Online Applications

Applications are made online.  Once you have registered for the Counselling & Psychotherapy Portal, complete your application using the following form: PACFA Membership Application – Practitioner and Educator. There is a non-refundable application fee. For details of the application fee, see the Schedule of Fees page.

Go to the Counselling & Psychotherapy Portal.

If you are not able to complete your application via the online application process, please contact the PACFA Office, admin@pacfa.org.au  to request a paper application form. Applying via the paper application form involves an additional administration fee. For details of the administrative fee, see the Schedule of Fees page.