There are three pathways to membership with CASA.



1. Student Membership

Student Membership is open to any person:

Student Members of the Association are entitled to:

  1. A certificate of membership;
  2. Attend and speak in general meetings of the Association;
  3. Receive circulars, notices and minutes of general meetings of the Association;
  4. Subscription to the Association newsletter;
  5. Opportunities to network with like professionals; and
  6. Access at a subsidised fee any seminars, conferences, workshops or training sessions that may be made available by the Association.

To apply for Student Membership of CASA, click here



2. Intern Membership

Intern Membership is open to any person, for a maximum of three years:

Intern Members of the Association are entitled to:

  1. A certificate of membership;
  2. The use of the post-nominal "MCASA (Intern)";
  3. Attend and speak in general meetings of the Association;
  4. Receive circulars, notices and minutes of general meetings of the Association;
  5. Subscription to the Association newsletter;
  6. Nominate to serve on sub-committees of the Association;
  7. Opportunities to network with like professionals; and
  8. Access at a subsidised fee any seminars, conferences, workshops or training sessions that may be made available by the Association.

To apply for Intern Membership of CASA, click here



3. Professional Membership

Professional Membership is open to any person:

  1. who has completed appropriate counselling training at either postgraduate or undergraduate levels in the university system, or with an equivalent qualification from other organizations

Training courses at postgraduate (typically course work Master Degrees or Postgraduate Diplomas) need to include at least 200 training hours over 2 years.

Training courses at undergraduate level in whatever system need to be at least 350 hours over 3 years full time study, i.e. a Bachelor Degree or its equivalent.

Note that these are hours of counselling and counselling related subjects. In particular, at least 100 hours of the training must be experiential.

The training must also provide students with the opportunity to complete a clinical placement involving a minimum of 40 hours of direct client contact and 10 hours of associated supervision. This will not be covered in most programs in other disciplines such as teaching, nursing, social work, social science or psychology.

  1. who has also completed an additional 160 hours of counselling involving direct client contact and its associated 40 hours of supervision, i.e. a total of 50 hours of supervision relating to 200 hours of direct counselling with clients must have been logged to be eligible for Professional Membership.
    Training Completion is when you reach 200 hours of Client Contact AND 50 hours of Training Supervision in or after your Course.

Professional Members of the Association are entitled to:

  1. A certificate of membership;
  2. The use of the post-nominal "MCASA";
  3. Attend and speak in general meetings of the Association;
  4. Have one vote in general meetings of the Association;
  5. May nominate to serve on the Executive Committee and/or sub-committees of the Association;
  6. Receive circulars, notices and minutes of general meetings of the Association;
  7. Subscription to the Association's electronic newsletter (eNews);
  8. Opportunities to network with like professionals;
  9. Access at a subsidised fee any seminars, conferences, workshops or training sessions that may be made available by the Association;
  10. Access a Professional Indemnity Insurance Package at highly competitive rates from the Association's preferred provider;
  11. Eligibility for inclusion in the Association's Counsellor Directory (only those with Professional Indemnity Insurance can be included);
  12. Eligibility for inclusion in the Association's Internet Group Advertising Program (only those with Professional Indemnity Insurance can be included);
  13. Eligibility to apply for listing on the PACFA Register as a Provisional registrant;
  14. Eligibility for inclusion in the Human Services Finder, a free internet-based service directory organised by the South Australian Government (only those with Professional Indemnity Insurance can be placed in the database).

To apply for Professional Membership of CASA, click here


4. Affiliate Membership

Affiliate Membership is open to any person who is neither privately practicing nor employed as a counsellor or psychotherapist, and -

Affiliate Members of the Association are entitled to:

  1. A certificate of membership
  2. Receive circulars, notices and minutes of general meetings of the Association;
  3. Subscription to the Association newsletter;
  4. Opportunities to network with like professionals; and
  5. Access at a subsidised fee any seminars, conferences, workshops or training sessions that may be made available by the Association.

To apply for Affiliate Membership of CASA, click here