Practising certificate request for change

If you would like to change your practising certificate type from 1 July 2022, complete the renewal process and submit the additional required documentation via the portal. 


Below is a list of current practising certificate types, and the action required to change them to your new practising certificate type.


Your new practising certificate will not be issued until:

•    you have completed your online renewal application form

•    the Society has received and processed prescribed payments, and

•    the Society has received and processed the supporting documentation for the change.


Please contact our Records and Member Services team on 1300 367 757 or by email at records@qls.com.au if you have any further questions about the process.


Employee practising certificate

To:

  • remove a supervision restriction. If you have completed the required period of supervised practice, submit a statutory declaration via the portal so an unrestricted practising certificate can be issued to you. While completing your practising certificate renewal online, select option 'Renew current PC and remove my supervision condition'.
     
  • change to a volunteer practising certificate. If you wish to practise as a volunteer and have not sent previous notice, please submit written advice via the portal. While completing your practising certificate renewal online, select the option 'Change to volunteer PC'.
     
  • upgrade to a principal practising certificate. You must complete and upload via the portal an application to upgrade your practising certificate. While completing your practising certificate renewal online, select the option 'Upgrade to principal PC'.
     
  • not renew your practising certificate. Let us know you are not renewing your practising certificate by clicking on the Not renewing button on the renewal walkthrough page of myQLS. You may still be eligible to be an associate member of QLS. 

Volunteer practising certificate

To: 

  • remove a supervision restriction. If you have completed the required period of supervised practice, submit a statutory declaration via the portal so an unrestricted practising certificate can be issued to you. While completing your practising certificate renewal online, select option 'Renew current PC and remove my supervision condition'.
     
  • change to an employee practising certificate. If you are no longer practising as a volunteer and have not sent previous notice, please provide written advice of these changes to the Society via the portal. While completing your practising certificate renewal online, select option 'Change to employee PC'.
     
  • upgrade to a principal practising certificate. You must complete and return an application to upgrade your practising certificate. While completing your practising certificate renewal online, select option 'Upgrade to principal PC'.
     
  • not renew your practising certificate. Let us know you are not renewing your practising certificate by clicking on the Not renewing button on the renewal walkthrough page of myQLS. You may still be eligible to be an associate member of QLS. 

Principal practising certificate

To: 

  • remove a supervision restriction. If you have completed the required period of supervised practice, submit a statutory declaration via the portal so an unrestricted practising certificate can be issued to you. While completing your practising certificate renewal online, select option 'Renew current PC and remove my supervision condition'.

  • change to an employee practising certificate. If you are no longer practising as a principal and have not sent previous notice, please provide written advice of these changes to the Society via the portal. While completing your practising certificate renewal online, select option 'Change to employee PC'.

  • change to a volunteer practising certificate. If you are no longer practising as a principal and have not sent previous notice, please forward written advice of these changes to the Society by submitting via the portal. While completing your practising certificate renewal online, select option 'Change to volunteer PC'.
     
  • not renew your practising certificate. Let us know you are not renewing your practising certificate by clicking on the Not renewing button on the renewal walkthrough page of myQLS. You may still be eligible to be an associate member of QLS. 

Interstate practising certificate