Application Form

In order to join APACS, you must fill out the form below. At least one academic qualification will be required. After submitting the form, you may also additional be requested to make a payment depending on the branch/affiliated you selected. An APACS state secretary will review your application and once a decision is made you will receive an email.

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An Ordinary member shall be:

  • a person who has teacher training and who has a major study (or in Queensland an appropriate level of study) in psychology and who has successfully undertaken an accredited post-graduate training which is recognised by the national executive as suitable training for guidance and counselling activities (ie activities incorporating duties of a guidance officer Qld, Vic, Tas, NT, SA, WA; school counsellor ACT, NSW; school psychologist WA) and is providing, or has provided, supervised guidance services to school communities; or
  • a person who has other training or practical experience which the National Executive recognises as suitable for membership of the Company.

An Associate member shall be:

  • a person who wishes to subscribe to the objects of the Company and to receive publications and participate in Company activities but who is ineligible for ordinary membership. Associate members have no voting rights.

A Life member shall be:

  • a person conferred with life membership at an annual general meeting by resolution of the Committee which shall have considered nominations from ordinary members in recognition of exceptional service to the interests of the Company at the Executive Meeting prior to any such annual general meeting and shall be entitled to all rights of ordinary members but from the date of their election shall be exempt from the payment of all levies and subscriptions. The number of life memberships shall be limited to five in each state of the Commonwealth of Australia with a maximum of two to be conferred in any one year.

A Honorary member shall be:

  • means a person who has conferred on him honorary membership at an annual general meeting by resolution of any National Executive which shall have considered nominations from ordinary or life members in recognition of interest in and support of the company or to guidance services generally and shall have no voting rights. The number of honorary members shall be limited to five in each state of the Commonwealth of Australia with a maximum of two in each state to be conferred in any one year.

An Emeritus member shall be:

  • a person who has retired from a guidance position but has been a financial ordinary member of the Company or the previous unincorporated association for a total of five years and shall have no voting rights and shall pay an annual membership fee equal to 50% of the current annual ordinary membership fee.

An Provisional member shall be:

  • a person who is currently undertaking an accredited post-graduate course which incorporates appropriate guidance and counselling training which the National Executive recognises as suitable training for guidance and counselling practice and shall on the completion of the training course undertake such activities as are recognised by the National Executive as being normal guidance and counselling practice and shall upon advising the State or Territory Committee to that effect be credited with ordinary membership status and shall until credited with ordinary membership status pay fees at associate membership rates and have no voting rights.


* You must enter at least one academic qualification below.

Academic Qualification #1




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