Membership2019-06-24T00:44:02+00:00

Membership

The Australian Holistic Healers and Counsellors Association (AHHCA) welcomes members trained in one or more modalities that facilitate whole person focused holistic health and wellbeing.

How do I know which membership level I should choose?

  • You are/want to practice and have undertaken at least 250 hours of training (you also need to obtain professional indemnity insurance) = Full Membership
  • You are/want to practice and have undertaken between 50 and 249 hours of training (you also need to obtain professional indemnity insurance) = Certificate Membership
  • You have training in at least 50 hours of training AND have a teaching qualification or license (you also need to have a First Aid qualification and obtain professional indemnity insurance) = Approved Trainer
  • We are a health / wellness centre or other health and wellness business (with insurance) and want to ally ourselves with the AHHCA = Affiliated Organisation
  • You align yourself with our aims and objectives and want to be our friend and stay in the loop = Associated Membership
  • you are currently studying holistic healing and/or counselling and wish to be mentored by a quality professional association = Student Membership

We offer many levels of membership to suit each stage of your career.

AHHCA Membership Requirements

Membership level Training requirements Other requirements required to maintain membership
Approved Trainer As for full membership plus;

Have a teaching qualification
or other government approved qualification (Cert IV Training & Assessment, Dip Ed, etc) and can demonstrate mastery in your area of expertise:

or

Have a license or certificate from the governing body, lineage or owner of the copyright of a modality to say that you are authorised to teach that modality.

or

Have proof of education in the field and/or worked in field for min 5 years with references from clients.

or

You own the copyright of the content you will teach.

  • Level II First Aid certificate plus CPR or equivalent Basic life support (Unless course delivery is online).
  • Professional Indemnity insurance to also cover teaching
  • 30 hours of professional development per year
  • Pay annual renewal fee
Full Member A minimum of 250 hours of an AHHCA accredited or approved AHHCA course. Course may be a single or multiple modalities.
  • Professional Indemnity insurance
  • 30 hours of professional development per year
  • Pay annual renewal fee
Certificate Member A minimum of 50 hours of an AHHCA accredited or approved course. Course may be a single or multiple modalities.
  • Professional Indemnity insurance
  • 30 hours of professional development per year
  • Pay annual renewal fee
Student Member To be enrolled in an AHHCA accredited or approved course. (Enrolment must be current).
  • Submit annual renewal information
  • Maximum 3 years
Non-Practicing Member Not currently practicing – must have previously been a practicing member
  • Pay annual renewal fee
Life Member Granted to an individual who has been a full or certificate member of the association for 15 continuous years with a minimum of 5 of those years held in office.
  • If Approved Trainer, Level II First Aid certificate plus CPR or equivalent Basic life support.
  • Professional Indemnity insurance
  • 30 hours of professional development per year
  • Submit annual renewal information
Associate Member Anyone with an interest in holistic healing may join as an associate member.
  • Pay annual renewal fee
Affiliated Organisation Organisations that clearly demonstrate their relationship to healing, body, mind and spirit.

Courses offered by an affiliated organisation can be used for Professional Development hours.

  • Business Registration
  • Code of Ethics
  • Professional Indemnity & Public Liability Insurance
  • Pay annual renewal fee

Benefits of Membership

Benefits Full Member Approved Trainer Certificate
Member
Associate Member Student Member Affiliated Organisation Non Practicing Member Life Member
Free monthly newsletter

Voting rights

Discounts to events

Ability to Upgrade to Approved Trainer

Use of AHHCA logo

Membership certificate

Use of AHHCA Professional Code of Ethics

Free website directory listing

Use of statement of purpose

Access to accredit your courses

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