The base entry level to the Association is an Associate class of member for those practicing as Access Consultants.
Associates applying to upgrade to an accredited membership class are charged a one off, non-refundable fee that includes the Accredited Membership Fee and Testing Fee.
Pro-rated Accredited Membership Fee applies for applications received after 31 December but not to the test fee. The following financial year the full annual Accredited Member fee applies.
A range of criteria and information is used by the Association of Consultants in Access Australia (ACAA) in determining the suitability of candidates for Accredited Membership of the Association. The Accredited Membership Test is designed for use as a tool to assist in this process. The test assists in assessing a candidate’s ability to practise competently as an Access Consultant. It is an open-book test designed for practitioners who have gained relevant skills and experience in the field of Access Consulting as determined by ACAA. As from April 2012, all applicants for Accredited Membership are required to undertake the test.
Associates applying to upgrade to Accredited Membership Fee is $1000.00 (GST inclusive)
A Testing Fee is not charged to Applicants for any other class of membership.
Upon request, the Association will give serious consideration to vary or waive any fee.
The membership fee is payable on July 1 each year.
For members joining in the first quarter of any Calendar Year (i.e. between 1 January and 31 March) their initial fee will be half of the annual fee prescribed in the Annual Membership Fee Schedule.
For members joining in the second quarter of any Calendar Year (i.e. between 1 April and 30 June) their initial fee will be the whole of the annual fee prescribed in the Annual Membership Fee Schedule; however it will not fall due again until 1 July of the subsequent year.