PACFA New Membership Application - Practitioners and Educators



This form is used to join PACFA if you are a trained and experienced Counsellor or Psychotherapist and you are currently practising and/or you are working as an Educator in the counselling and psychotherapy field.


There are two options available for suitably trained and experienced Applicants to join PACFA:

1. Join PACFA as an Individual Member.

There are two levels of membership available:

  • Provisional Member – includes Provisional Registration
  • Clinical Member – includes Clinical Registration

Those working exclusively or primarily as academics or researchers may join PACFA as Academic members but are not listed on the PACFA Register.

2. After joining a PACFA Member Association, apply to list on the PACFA Register.
To apply to PACFA via this route, you must first join a PACFA Member Association. Applicants pay an application fee but do not pay the annual PACFA membership fee as they pay annual fees to a PACFA Member Association

There are two levels of registration available:

  • Provisional Registration
  • Clinical Registration
There is a non-refundable Application Fee of $138 (inc. GST) for Clinical/Academic  applicants or $50 (inc. GST) for Provisional. If you have not completed a PACFA accredited course or you have overseas qualifications your application will be asssessed via the Recognised Prior Learning pathway. There is an additional cost of $100 to assess RPL applications. For more informatin please click here

If your qualifications were obtained outside Australia you will need to contact the PACFA office to discuss the best way to apply for PACFA membership.

Membership fees are payable once your application is approved. There is a pro-rata 6 month membership fee for applications received between January and June each year.


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