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Introduction;

The Australasian College of Paramedic Practitioners (ACPP) offers five levels of membership (Affiliate, General Member, Associate Fellow, Fellow, Docere) each with different criteria.  Members are admitted at the discretion of the Board of Directors (Clause 4,4.3 4.4 of the Constitution) after recommendations of the Membership Committee.

People who are eligible to be admitted as members of the ACPP comply with the following;

  1. supports the objects of the ACPP;
  2. satisfies the relevant criteria;
  3. lodges an application form
  4. pays the fees

Membership Criteria

Affiliate Member [AACPP]

Definition: Affiliate Member is a student of any discipline, nurse, doctor, allied health, health professional or other person with an interest in advancing Paramedic Practitioner model of practice and promting Paramedics in Primary Healthcare.

Vigour: No qualifications or completion of examinations is required at this membership level

Post nominals: AACPP

Annual Subscription Fee: $90 AUD

Registered Paramedic Membership Levels

General Member [MACPP or MACPP(C)]

Definition: 

(Category 1) A General Member is a Registered Paramedic with an interest in Paramedic Pactitioner and/or is currenlty enrolled in a program of study in primary healthcare paramedicine; or

(Category 2) A General Member (Community Paramedicine) is a Registered Paramedic who has completed an ACPP accredited Graduate Certificate [or higher level] and/or equivalent such as an Extended Care Paramedic, Industrial Paramedic, Community Paramedicine, Primary Care Paramedicine program or equivalent that is approved by the ACPP and is suitably qualified to be titled a Community Paramedic.

Admission: As per Clause 4 of the constitution

Vigour: Evidence of registration as a paramedic, successful completion of educational program approved by the ACPP or other requirements as requested by the ACPP in the application form.

Nomination: None

Post nominals: (1) MACPP

                          (2) MACPP(C)

Application Fee: $25. AUD

Annual Subscription Fee: $155 AUD

Associate Fellow [AFACPP]

Definition: An Associate Fellow is a registered Paramedic who has completed an ACPP accredited Graduate Diploma [or higher level] or equivalent ACPP accredited pathway of study that meets the requirements to practice and be titled Primary Care Paramedic.

Vigour: Evidence of successful completion of one or more of the following;

Pathway 1: University Graduate Diploma program or equivalent, ACPP accredited. (Streamline)

Pathway 2: University Graduate Diploma program or equivalent which is not accredited by ACPP, however is substantially equivalent to that of an ACPP accredited program.

Pathway 3: University post-graduate Diploma program or equivalent which is not accredited by ACPP, but has similarities to an accredited Primary Care Paramedic Program and the applicant has completed additional Units of an Associate Fellowship which upgrades their studies to that of an accredited ACPP program.

Pathway 4: An Associate Fellowship program conducted and/or accredited by the ACPP

Nomination: by two Fellows or a Fellow and Docere or two Doceres or a majority vote of the Board of the ACPP

All Applications Must Include (Send to info@acpp.net.au, subject: AFACPP Application): Curriculum Vitae with two Referee's Included. Transcript of Academic or equivalent achievement

Post nominals: AFACPP

Application Fee: $25 AUD

Annual Subscription Fee: $225 AUD

Fellow [FACPP]

Definition: Fellow is a is a registered Paramedic who has completed an ACPP accredited Master Degree or equivalent ACPP accredited pathway of study that meets the requirements to practice and be titled Paramedic Practitioner.

Voting: entitled to one (1) vote in a general meeting as per Clause 5 of the constitution

Vigour: Evidence of successful completion of one or more of the following;

Pathway 1: University Masters Degree Paramedic Practitioner program or equivalent, ACPP accredited (Streamline).

Pathway 2: University Graduate program or equivalent which is not accredited by ACPP, however is substantially equivalent to that of an ACPP accredited program.(eg: Medicine, Physician Associate/Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Practice etc.)

Pathway 3: University post-graduate Paramedic Practitioner program or equivalent which is not accredited by ACPP, but has similarities to an accredited Primary Care Paramedic Program and the applicant has completed additional Units of a Fellowship which upgrades their studies to that of an accredited ACPP program

Pathway 4: A Fellowship program conducted and/or accredited by the ACPP

Nomination: by two Fellows or a Fellow and Docere or two Doceres or a majority vote of the Board of the ACPP

All Applications Must Include (Send to info@acpp.net.au, subject: FACPP Application): Curriculum Vitae with two Referee's Included. Transcript of Academic or equivalent achievement

Post nominals: FACPP

Application Fee: $25 AUD

Annual Subscription Fee: $255 AUD

Docere [DACPP]

(Note: Restricted to Fellows and is only bestow by the Board of Directors)

Definition: The Docere is the most honoured and respected of all members. The Docere is the teacher, philosopher, leader, guide, activist, consultant, advisor and promoter of Paramedic Practitioners. The Docere are a Fellow who have achieved qualifications or experience at a post Fellowship level and/or conducted research or recognised as a teacher/consultant enhancing the Paramedic Practitioner model of practice, health and/or the knowledge of society. A Docere is entitled to be titled a Consultant Paramedic Practitioner.

Voting: entitled to one (1) vote in a general meeting as per Clause 5 of the constitution

Vigour: Evidence of successful completion of one or more of the following;

Pathway 1: University Doctorate award and outstanding service to the paramedic practitioner discipline

Pathway 2: A Docere program conducted or accredited by the ACPP

Pathway 3: Recognised as researcher, teacher, consultant or a Fellow who has significantly contributed to the development or ongoing development of paramedic practitioners, health or to the knowledge and benefit of society over a period of time.

Title: Docere or Dr

Post nominals: DACPP

Application Fee: $25 AUD

Annual Subscription Fee: $255 AUD


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