Helping consumers manage
their financial challenges

How to become a member

Affiliate Membership 

Affiliate Membership would be appropriate for a broad range of individuals and organisations such as: organisations employing FCAQ members, Financial Literacy Educators, Financial Capability Workers, NILS and Emergency Relief providers providing financial literacy education, student/volunteers offering free services, retired Financial Counsellors, Financial Counsellors between employment positions, training providers, Financial Counselling Associations and related sector stakeholders.  

If you are looking to either apply for a new affiliate membership or renew a current affiliate membership, please find the appropriate application form below and email to: fcaqmembership@gmail.com 

Associate Membership

Associate membership would be appropriate for those who are currently working in the finanical counselling space and who have completed or close to completing the Dipolma in Financial Counselling (CHC51115). A new Associate Financial Counsellor must nominate a qualified professional supervisor approved by FCAQ. The supervisor must sign the application form stating their commitment to supervise the applicant. Line Management supervision is a different process to professional supervision, your Line Manager should not be your Supervisor. During the first twelve months of a new associate financial counsellor membership the member must complete 20 points of CPD per annum with a minimum of one session from each of the following categories: technical, skills and ethics.

If you are looking to either apply for a new assoicaite membership or renew a current associate membership, please find the appropriate application form below and email to: fcaqmembership@gmail.com 

Accredited Membership

Accredited Membership would be appropriate for associate members looking to transition to an accredited. If your application to upgrade from Associate Membership to Accredited Membership is made as at 31st December, you will need to demonstrate compliance with the CPD requirements for the past year. If your application is at any other date, then your CPD declaration will be made when you renew your membership as an Accredited Member at the next year-end date. 

If you are an associate member looking to transition to an accredited membership or if you are wishing to renew your current accredited membership, please find the appropriate application form below and email to: fcaqmembership@gmail.com.