ACAA has 5 classes of membership which can be filled by application. These are described below:

There are 3 classes of membership which can only be filled by Management Committee appointment. These are described below:

If you are contemplating joining our association, you are encouraged to read all the material shown here carefully.

The base entry level to the Association for those practicing as Access Consultants is as an Associate.

Accredited Member (Individuals Only)

An Accredited member:

  • supports the Objects of the Association;
  • has full membership voting rights;
  • participates in the Association’s Continuing Professional Development Program,
  • is engaged in access consulting in some way on an ongoing basis, and
  • has been an Associate Member for the specified period.
  • must have passed an Accreditation Membership Test

Associate Member (Individuals Only)

An Associate member:

  • supports the Objects of the Association;
  • is engaged in access consulting in some way on an ongoing basis;
  • is not an Accredited member, and
  • has successfully completed the nationally recognised qualification ‘Certificate IV in Access Consulting’ (or provide evidence of recognised prior learning (RPL) for the units of competency related to the Certificate IV in Access Consulting as determined via the appropriate nationally recognised RPL process).

Affiliate Member (Individuals Only)

An Affiliate member:

  • supports the Objects of the Association, and
  • has an interest in access.

Corporate Member (Organisation Only)

A Corporate member:

  • supports the Objects of the Association, and is
  • an organisation such as a company, firm, or any other group interested in access.

Retired Member (Individuals Only)

A Retired member:

  • supports the Objects of the Association,
  • has an interest in access,
  • has retired from active practice, and
  • wishes to continue their keen interest in the Association and access.

Student

A person who supports the Objects of the Association, who is currently studying a tertiary level course and who is yet to demonstrate competency to an accredited level, as established by the Association.

Honorary Member (Individuals Only)

Can only be filled by Management Committee appointment.

An Honorary Member:

  • is a person of eminence who has contributed to an accessible built environment, and
  • is not nor has been a practising access consultant.

Life Member (Individuals Only)

Can only be filled by Management Committee appointment.

A Life member:

  • has provided meritorious service to the Association,
  • may be a practicing access consultant, and
  • has had at least 10 years continuous membership with the Association

Fellow Member (Individuals Only)

Can only be filled by Management Committee appointment.

A Fellow member:

  • has had at least 10 years continuous membership with the Association as an access consultant
  • has made a significant contribution in the field of access