An Ordinary Member has the right to:
- receive notices, and attend meetings of the Company;
- vote (personally or by proxy) or as a proxy for another Ordinary Member at meetings of the Company; and
- nominate a person to be elected as a Director.
Applying for Ordinary Membership
The AHPA Constitution sets out the eligibility for membership. To be eligible to apply to become an Ordinary Member, your organisation must:
- be a national organisation or peak body of an allied health profession with members in at least five Australian States or Territories and its constitution mandates that it acts nationally;
- represent a single health profession which can be comprised of more than one discipline and at least 75% of the entity’s voting members and all of its new members within the primary discipline hold a recognised tertiary health qualification at a level of at least Australian Qualifications Framework 7 (AQF7) or any equivalent standard or framework which replaces AQF7; and
- represent members who are recognised to practise in main stream government funded health, disability, education, social and/or other systems or schemes.
In addition, members of the entity must practise within an evidence-based paradigm.