Please note: AHPA is about to commence a review of membership categories to ensure membership remains reflective and responsive to the dynamic allied health sector. This review is likely to impact the affiliate membership category.
To enable enough time to undertake this review, AHPA will pause admission of all new affiliate members. Ordinary membership remains open to appropriate applicants.
We appreciate the impact this temporary hold may have on organisations, and will continue to update our website as the review progresses.
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.