Department of Education Funded Memberships 2024


The Victorian Department of Education will fund 12 months of ACCE membership for up to 2 career practitioners in each Victorian government secondary school.

School staff with an existing ACCE membership can still apply.

Before applying:

  • Each individual applying for a funded membership will need to complete the below application form
  • On completion of the form you will be contacted by the ACCE member services team via 
  • Individuals who do not yet have a formal career qualification with a CICA endorsed course provider can still apply
  • Individuals can apply for standard, Associate or Professional Membership. For Associate and Professional membership, you will be required to provide a copy of your completed Certificate IV in Career Development or Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice or equivalent (with a CICA endorsed course provider)
  • Schools that have paid their invoice in 2024 will have their membership extended by 1 year
  • Must apply by June 30, 2024

Standard Membership

For individuals with no careers qualifications but would like to keep up to date with what is happening in the careers space.

A Standard member is not recognised as a career practitioner by the ACCE.



Associate Membership

Career practitioners who work in a career development field and who meet the CICA entry-level qualification for Associate status.

Associate Membership applies to individuals who have completed a minimum in the Certificate IV in Career Development with a CICA endorsed course provider.


Professional Membership

Professional career practitioners involved in career development and education that meet the minimum CICA qualification under the Professional Standards.

Professional Membership applies to individuals who have completed a minimum in the Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice or equivalent with a CICA endorsed course provider.

Benefits of ACCE Membership

  • Access to the ACCE Member Lounge and resources
  • Information and event details
  • Access to free and discounted CPD
  • Discounted cost to attend ACCE conferences
  • On-demand webinars
  • Fortnightly e-news
  • Tracking of your CPD via your login
  • Member mail outs and inclusions throughout the year
  • Current and past ACCE eJournals
  • Access to the ACCE Regional Career Groups
  • Discounts to ACCE store via your member login
  • Access to career vacancies through your member login
  • Certificate of Membership for CICA Registration and email signature (Professionals only)
  • Certificate of Practice (Associate only)
  • Advocacy and surveys to support members and the sector



Benefits to your school

  • Advertise career vacancies for free via the ACCE Member lounge, enews and Social media
  • Register for discounted professional learning for all school staff
  • Register for free member webinars through your login – available for parents and students
  • ACCE recognises Associate and Professional members that have completed a CICA endorsed Course.