Qualifying for Membership

Entry level membership will be as a Corresponding Member. Higher level membership is 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. Members are welcome to apply for an upgrade to Full Membership, should they be confident of meeting the qualifying requirements. See below for information on a College Fellowship.

Member Medical Practitioners of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia are required to comply with guidelines and codes of conduct set down by the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency including policy and protocols of accreditation set by the Australian Medical Council relating to Continuous Professional Development*. These guidelines and codes of conduct can be found https://www.ahpra.gov.au.

*AMC Accreditation Standards: 4 Main Pillars of CPD January 2023 Cultural Diversity, Ethical Healthcare, Professionalism and Health Inequities, all of which apply to for the basis of ongoing educational pathways in cosmetic medicine.

Qualifying as a
Corresponding Member

Medical practitioners upon entry into the College, will be assigned Corresponding Membership level, as will practitioners who have had little or no experience in cosmetic medical procedures. 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 be eligible for Full Member status, subject to assessment by the Membership and Education Committee/s.

Apply to become a Corresponding Member here.

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.

Qualifying for

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).

Non-members enquire below.

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