Membership Categories

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WITH ALL DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED WILL BE PROCESSED, $50 NON-REFUNDABLE ADMINISTRATION FEE APPLIES.

 Affilliate


Minimum Qualification requirement:
None required- any professionals interested in the area of play therapy can apply

Membership level criteria:
Applications welcome from any professionals interested in the area of play therapy.

Registration fee:  $85 per year

 Associate


Minimum Qualification requirement:
Completed undergraduate degree in human services or education (social work, psychology, counselling, behavioural sciences, occupational therapy, art therapy, music therapy, drama therapy).

Membership level criteria:
Completion of a minimum of 150 hours of play therapy training at a postgraduate certification level in play therapy studies from a recognised training institution. This may include (but not limited to):

  • Deakin University
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Play Therapy Australia
  • Play Therapy Australasia
  • Centre for Play Therapy.

Registration fee:  $125 per year

 Registered Play Therapist


Minimum Qualification requirement:

Completed undergraduate degree in human services or education (social work, psychology, counselling, behavioural sciences, occupational therapy, art therapy, music therapy, drama therapy).

Completion of a minimum of 150 hours of play therapy training at a postgraduate certification level in play therapy studies from a recognised training institution. This may include (but not limited to):

  • Deakin University
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Play Therapy Australia
  • Play Therapy Australasia
  • Centre for Play Therapy

Membership level criteria:
The following criteria must be satisfied to apply for this level of membership:

  • Client contact hours:  A minimum of 300 hours completed over a maximum of 3 years  
  • Supervision:  A minimum of 30 hours of supervision to be completed. A minimum of 10 hours of personal therapy hours can be included in the total hours accrued.   Evidence of hours can be provided via a statutory declaration, letter from the supervisor and/ or collated spreadsheet.

Registration fee:  $150 per year

Renewal requirements:

 

  • Client contact hours: Minimum of 50 hours per year
  • Supervision: Minimum of 10 hours per year
  • PD: Minimum of 10 hours per year (in training related to working with children)


 Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor


Minimum Qualification requirement:
Completed undergraduate degree in human services or education (social work, psychology, counselling, behavioural sciences, occupational therapy, art therapy, music therapy, drama therapy).

Completion of a minimum of 150 hours of play therapy training at a postgraduate certification level in play therapy studies from a recognised training institution. This may include (but not limited to):

  • Deakin University
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Play Therapy Australia
  • Play Therapy Australasia
  • Centre for Play Therapy

Membership level criteria:
The following criteria must be satisfied to apply for this level of membership:  

  • Client contact hours:  A minimum of 300 hours completed over a maximum of 3 years  
  • Supervision:  A minimum of 30 hours of supervision to be completed. A minimum of 10 hours of personal therapy hours can be included in the total hours accrued.  

Evidence of hours can be provided via a statutory declaration, letter from the supervisor and/ or collated spreadsheet.

Supervisor training:
To gain accreditation as a Registered Play Therapist- Supervisor, the following additional criteria along with the above information must be met:

- Completion of 3 years registration as a registered play therapist with PTPA;

- Completion of 3 day supervision training program related specifically to providing supervision to practitioners in a human services related capacity or

- Completion of 2 day supervision training program and evidence of a minimum of 5 years of supervisor experience. Evidence is required in written letter format detailing years and type of experience gained in a human services related capacity; skills utilised in the supervisor roles; and how this experience applies to providing supervision for play therapy practitioners in the future.

Registration fee:  $175 per year

Renewal requirements:

  • Client contact hours: Minimum of 50 hours per year
  • Supervision: Minimum of 10 hours per year
  • PD: Minimum of 10 hours per year (in training related to working with children

OVERSEAS QUALIFICATION APPLICATIONS- Applications for potential association members with overseas qualifications and extensive clinical experience will be considered on a case by case basis, and outcome of their application provided in writing concluding submission to the Board.