Qualifying for Membership

The level at which you enter the college will be assessed and determined by the Membership Committee and is based on your level of education, experience and expertise and your contributions to journals, conferences, the training and education of others in the field of cosmetic medicine.

Qualifying as a
Corresponding Member

Medical practitioners who have had little or no experience in cosmetic medical procedures should register interest in Corresponding Member status here. Corresponding members are eligible to participate in workshops and educational activities, attend state meetings and other College activities. Corresponding Members hold no voting rights, but may subsequently be eligible for Full Member status, subject to assessment by the Membership Committee no less twelve (12) months as a Corresponding Member.

Qualifying for
Full Membership

Medical practitioners who already have experience in a range of cosmetic medical procedures may qualify as a Full Member, subject to assessment by the Membership Committee. A Full Member is awarded voting rights at College meetings, and may subsequently be eligible to convert membership status to access the pathway to Fellowship as Registrar Member, subject to assessment by the Membership Committee. Find out more about becoming a Full Member here.

Qualifying for
Fellowship

Fellowship of the CPCA is attained through the Registrar Training Program (RTP). The RTP is a focused course that encompasses core topics of injectables, energy-based devices and cosmeceuticals delivered as online modules composing of lectures and workbook completion, that can be completed within the home, or any convenient workstation. Learning principles and assessment are based upon attainment of Australian Qualification Framework Level 8, (Post-Graduate Degree : Diploma). Practical application and competency assessment sessions are also conducted throughout the program. Average time to completion is twelve (12) months, depending on each candidate’s personal commitment. Successful candidates are formally ordained and awarded post-nominal FCPCA. Fellowship of the CPCA by way of application for Equivalence Fellowship, as awarded by other institutions, are subject to due diligence by the Membership Committee, and the Board. (Similarly, applications for individual module exemptions may also be considered in some cases).

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