Renewing Your Membership2019-05-10T04:44:29+00:00

Renewing Your Membership

If you are a Full (FM) or Certificate (CM) Member you can:

  • renew at the same level (prerequisites are 30 hours of PD, professional indemnity insurance and appropriate fee paid)
  • renew as non practicing if you are not seeing clients so don’t require insurance but want to stay a voting member of the AHHCA and be kept in the loop (NP fee applies)
  • upgrade to Approved Trainer (normal prerequisites PLUS teaching qualification and First Aid certification and AT fee applies)
  • notify us in writing of your wish to retire or otherwise cancel your membership
  • lapse (if you do nothing)

As an Approved Trainer (AT) you can:

  • renew at the same level (prerequisites are 30 hours of PD and professional indemnity insurance, PLUS keeping teaching and First Aid certifications up to date – AT fee applies)
  • downgrade to Full or Certificate Membership (based on previous level of membership, with prerequisites of 30 hours of PD and professional indemnity insurance – Full/Certificate Membership fee applies)
  • renew as non practicing if you are not seeing clients so don’t require insurance but want to stay a voting member of the AHHCA and be kept in the loop (NP fee applies)
  • notify us in writing of your wish to retire or otherwise cancel your membership
  • lapse (if you do nothing)

If you are currently a Non Practicing (NP) you can:

  • renew at same level if you are still not seeing clients (NP fee applies)
  • upgrade to a practicing level of membership (Full or Certificate) based on previous level of membership, requiring professional indemnity insurance and the payment of Full/Certificate Member fee
  • upgrade to Approved Trainer (prerequisites are 30 hours of PD and professional indemnity insurance, PLUS teaching and First Aid certifications and payment of AT fee)
  • notify us in writing of your wish to retire or otherwise cancel your membership
  • lapse (if you do nothing)

Life Members (LM) must:

  • provide details of 30 hours of PD and professional indemnity insurance and keep contact details up to date
  • if you are also an Approved Trainer you also need to keep your teaching and First Aid certifications current
  • notify us in writing of your wish to retire or otherwise cancel your membership
  • otherwise membership will lapse.

Affiliated Organisations (AO) must:

  • pay annual AO fee, keep contact details up to date and provide proof of business insurance
  • notify us in writing of your wish to cancel your membership
  • otherwise membership will lapse.

Associate Members (AM) must:

  • pay annual AM fee and keep contact details up to date
  • apply for Full, Certificate or Approved Trainer Membership if they wish to upgrade (using the New Member application process, not the renewal options)
  • notify us in writing of your wish to cancel your membership otherwise membership will lapse.

Student Members (SM) must:

  • keep contact details up to date
  • upgrade to Full or Certificate Membership via the New Member process once studies are completed – $50 discount applies

Annual renewal fees are currently:

  • AT – $ 160
  • FM – $120
  • CM – $120
  • AO – $80
  • NP – $50
  • AM – $50
  • SM – $0
  • LM – $0

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