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Membership Criteria

Thank you for your interest in joining the association, the following explains the mission and criteria of the association. Please do not hesitate to phone us if there are any points that need clarifying or do not fully explain to your satisfaction what is required.

The Australian Counselling Association (ACA) fulfils a critical role within the counselling industry - as will your involvement in the Association. The primary aims and functions of the Australian Counselling Association are: -

Level 1

  • Has graduated from an ACA Accredited Course of study at minimum Diploma Level.
  • Completes 25 Points of ACA approved Ongoing Professional Development per annum.
  • Completes 10 hours Professional Supervision per annum.

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Level 2

  • Has graduated from an ACA Accredited Course of study at minimum Diploma Level and has a minimum of 2 years post-Diploma professional experience; or 1 year post-Diploma plus Vocational Graduate professional experience; and has completed a minimum of 50 hours Professional Supervision.

OR,

AND,

  • Completes 10 hours Professional Supervision per annum.
  • Completes 25 Points of ACA approved Ongoing Professional Development per annum.

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Level 3

  • Has graduated from an ACA Accredited Course of study at minimum Degree Level.
  • Has a minimum 3 years post qualification counselling experience, including minimum 750 client contact hours.
  • Has completed a minimum of 75 hours Professional Supervision and completes 10 hours Professional Supervision per annum.
  • Completes 25 Points of ACA approved Ongoing Professional Development per annum.

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Level 4

  • Has graduated from an ACA Accredited Course of study at minimum Degree Level.
  • Has a minimum of 6 years post qualification counselling experience, including minimum 1,000 client contact hours.
  • Has completed a minimum of 100 hours Professional Supervision and completes 10 hours Professional Supervision per annum.
  • Completes 25 Points of ACA approved Ongoing Professional Development per annum.

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Student

Student Membership is for persons undertaking an ACA Accredited Course of study at a minimum Diploma level. Student Members should not practice counselling except under the auspice of an ACA Accredited Course of training.

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Associate

Associate members are members who have an interest in counselling, however do not practice therapy. Any non practicing individual may apply for this category.

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Membership Information

National Office

PO Box 88, Grange Q 4051
43C Carberry Street, Grange Q 4051

P 07 3356 4255 or 1300 784 333

The Australian Counselling Association (ACA) is a National progressive professional peak association of counsellors and psychotherapists with over 3000 individual members

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