ANZACATA Membership Application

Practising members - application process

If you will be working with clients you will apply for practising membership.

What you need to do before you apply

Read the following sections of our website:

You will also need to read the following documents because you must agree to them in the application process.

  • Ethics and Standards
  • ANZACATA's constitution. Please note in the section Winding Up, that in the unlikely event the association is wound up, professional members must agree to pay a guarantee amount of $10 to cover any outstanding expenses.

You will also need:

  • High quality scan of your testamur
  • High quality scan of your academic transcript
  • High quality scans of other evidence if you have not completed one of our approved masters in the last 5 years. See categories and requirements for more detail.

How to apply

  • Select the 'Practising member application' option below and complete the membership form
  • Pay $90 (plus GST for Australian applicants) to have your application assessed. NB: this is not a membership fee but covers the administration cost associated with evaluating your qualifications and determining which membership you are entitled to
  • We will be in touch with you to let you know which practising membership (if any) we can offer. If we can't offer you a practising membership you will automatically be given Affiliate membership for the remainder of the membership year
  • If approved for practising membership, you pay the appropriate membership fee (and insurance if required – Australian and NZ members only)
  • You will immediately receive a welcome email from us. At a later date you will be emailed your membership certificate
  • The insurance company BMS will email your insurance documents within two weeks.  If you need your insurance documents more quickly, email BMS directly.
Student members - application process

What you need to do before you apply

  • Head over to recognised qualifications to ensure that you are studying a course in Creative Arts Therapy that ANZACATA supports.  Only students studying the listed courses are eligible for ANZACATA Student membership
  • Attach evidence of your studies. Your evidence could be a letter of acceptance into the course (with date shown), a letter from a course co-ordinator, a copy of your current student online status details or any other documentation that shows the course, your name and the year in which you are studying.
  • Read the ANZACATA constitution (you will need to agree this)

How to apply

  • Select the 'Student' option below and complete the membership form
  • Pay the membership fee
  • Your documentation will be checked and you will receive an email when your membership is approved
Affiliate members - application process
  • Select the 'Affiliate' option below and fill in the application form
  • Pay the membership fee
  • You will receive an email immediately to confirm your membership

Summary flowchart of application process.

Current student members: To apply for tier, provisional or professional membership please use the level change form (in the members section).

Current practising members: if you wish to change your practising level membership to Affiliate, please contact our administration.

Lapsed members: please contact our administration.

Membership period: An ANZACATA annual membership runs from 1 July to 30 June. ANZACATA only accepts online applications and all fees and payments are in Australian dollars.

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Last updated: 14 February 2022

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