Benefits of membership
AHPA members receive a number of benefits through their membership. AHPA works on behalf of its members by engaging directly with government and non-government stakeholders to advocate around shared issues. AHPA regularly develops submissions and participates in consultations on behalf of the sector. AHPA also acts as an information sharing house, providing a central access point for information of relevance to our members. AHPA members also have the right to:
- Receive notices of, and to attend, AHPA management committee meetings and to vote either personally or by proxy or as a proxy for another member at meetings or in any referendum that may be held from time to time.
- Appoint a representative from the member association as a Director of AHPA.
Applying for membership
The AHPA constitution sets out the eligibility criteria for membership. To be eligible to apply to become an AHPA Member, your organisation must:
- Represent health professionals with at least 75% of members and all new members having a recognised tertiary allied health qualification in their discipline
- Represent a single health profession which has a role in the private and public health sectors, including the public health system, involving direct client contact, or managing or educating such health professionals
- Promote and practice within an evidence-based paradigm and be included in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, or is a full or provisional member of National Alliance of Self Regulating Health Professionals, or is regulated by an incorporated body established for that purpose.
Groups of medically-qualified professionals, nurses and unions are not eligible to be members.
For more information regarding AHPA membership, please contact us.