Memberships

Memberships


Join us in changing the lives of vulnerable Western Australians in Advocacy, News, Tools and Support.


As a member of the Financial Counsellors Association of Western Australia, you have access to a host of resources, all designed to help you support more people in financial hardship and stress.



The membership year is from the 1st July to the 30th June each year.



The Association would like to thank our existing members for your continued support and valuable contribution to the sector and invite you to renew your membership for the new membership year from the 1st July 2021 to the 31st of August 2021.



We welcome new members and look forward to meeting you in the new membership year. New applications are accepted throughout the membership year.



FCAWA has four levels of membership. Each level of membership is detailed below for eligibility criteria and an outline provided of member benefits for each level.



Please refer to the Membership Kit on our Website for information on membership, resources, process and policy.


https://financialcounsellors.org/professional-development/membership/


Please use this link to locate 'Leave of Absence' form.


https://financialcounsellors.org/leave-of-absence/


Please ensure you click 'New' membership if this is your FIRST year of membership or 'Renewing' if you were a member with us last year.




Please note, after you have registered for your Glue Up Account and completed the application process, we will be sent a notification and will need to approve your application and check you have submitted all the required information. Once we have approved it, an invoice will be sent and you will be able to make your payment online via Glue Up.


Thank you for your continued support!

  • Affiliate (Non-Voting)
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    A$233

    Affiliate (Non-Voting) - An individual working in the financial counselling sector in a related role OR Actively studying for the Diploma of Financial Counselling or has completed the Diploma of Community Services (Financial Counselling) - but is not working as a financial counsellor.

     

    • Access to the National Toolkit website;

    • Reduced rates to attend the FCAWA conference;

    • May be appointed to represent FCAWA on a policy sub-committee or external committee;

    • Attend CPD activities provided by FCAWA if relevant and appropriate;

    • Receive FCAWA newsletters.

     

     Limits of Affiliate Membership

    • No voting rights, 

    • No right to nominate for the FCAWA Board

     

    All members - Agree to abide by the Australian Financial Counselling Code of Ethical Practice AND agree to abide by relevant State/Territory rules.


    Please go to our website to download our Membership Kit


  • Subscriber Membership
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    A$233

    Subscriber Membership - Individuals over 18 (who do not work directly in the field of Financial Counselling) AND for agencies /organisations, who are actively supportive of the aims of the Association; whose interests are not in conflict with the interests of the Association AND in the case of organisations, those whose objects and purposes are not inconsistent with those of the Association, as evidenced in the applicant organisation's constitution, rules, memorandum of association or other documents which set out the objects and purposes of the organisation.

     

    · Right to send one representative to FCAWA conference at a reduced rate 

    · Invited to attend but are not entitled to vote at General Meetings of the Association 

    · Receive regular communication updates via bulletins and newsletters

    · Participate in sub-committees or external working groups at the invitation of the FCAWA Board Limits of Subscribership 

     

       Limits of being subscribership

     · Not recognised as members of a relevant Financial Counselling Association for the purposes of ASIC Financial Services Licensing Relief

    · Not eligible for election to the FCAWA Board

     

    All members - Agree to abide by the Australian Financial Counselling Code of Ethical Practice (refer links) AND agree to abide by relevant State/Territory rules.

     

  • Associate Membership
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    A$233

    Associate Membership - Working as a Financial Counsellor AND actively studying for the Diploma of Financial Counselling OR Holds the Diploma of Financial Counselling and has not yet had 24 months full-time experience, however, meets the requirements for continuing professional development and supervision. 

     

    · Be issued a National Registration Number and access to the National Toolkit Website;

    · Full voting rights;

    · Reduced rates to attend the FCAWA conference;

    · FREE Professional Development opportunities provided by FCAWA;

    · Access to FREE legal casework support from the FCAWA contracted solicitor;

    · Access to the secure section of FCAWA's website;

    · Right to nominate for a position on the FCAWA Board;

    · May be appointed to represent FCAWA on a policy sub-committee or external committee, and;

    · Receive FCAWA newsletters.

     

    All members - Agree to abide by the Australian Financial Counselling Code of Ethical Practice AND agree to abide by relevant State/Territory rules.

  • Accredited
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    A$233

    Accredited Membership - Accredited or Full Member has had 24 months full-time experience working as a Financial Counsellor (including while studying if relevant) AND Holds the Diploma of Financial Counselling AND if working as a Financial Counsellor, meets requirements for continuing professional development and supervision. OR If not working as a Financial Counsellor, meets requirements for continuing professional development. 

     

    Benefits to this membership are;

    • Be issued a National Registration Number and access to the National Toolkit Website;

    • Full voting rights;

    • Reduced rates to attend the FCAWA conference;

    • FREE Professional Development provided by FCAWA;

    • Access to FREE legal casework support from the FCAWA contracted solicitor;

    • Access to the secure section of FCAWA's website;

    • Right to nominate for a position on the FCAWA Board;

    • May be appointed to represent FCAWA on a policy sub-committee or external committee;

    • Receive FCAWA newsletters. 

     

     

    All members - Agree to abide by the Australian Financial Counselling Code of Ethical Practice AND agree to abide by relevant State/Territory rules.