Membership

Become a member of NATSIHWA so you can support the growing recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners across Australia. You will also be supporting the future of the profession and helping others to understand what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners do and the importance of the role within the community and the Health Industry. All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners – past and present – can become members of NATSIHWA. Applications are approved by The NATSIHWA Board and you will be notified of your membership once approved. We also encourage professional bodies and/or non Indigenous friends to help support this important role by becoming a Friend of NATSIHWA. (see application details below) MEMBERSHIP IS FREE

Benefits

As a member you have access to the following:

  • Forums, Workshops, Dinners and networking activities across Australia
  • Individual career pathway advice
  • Use of the NATSIHWA tool for CPD records and advice
  • Voting and speaking rights at the AGM (Full Members only);
  • Access to NATSIHWA resources and support from the NATSIHWA Secretariat
  • Regular NATSIHWA eNews Subscription
  • Reduced registration for NATSIHWA events and award ceremonies
  • Course information and phone advice on professional and educational development opportunities
  • Input into NATSIHWA representation at local/State/Territory and Commonwealth levels on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, education and workforce issues;
  • Formal membership certification & membership promotional pack

 

Levels of Membership

Full

A person who:

  • Identifies as an Aboriginal/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • Are qualified as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker or Health Practitioner 
  • Has completed a minimum qualification of Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

Full members have voting rights at the NATSIHWA AGM following six months of continuous membership

 

Associate

  • Identifies as an Aboriginal/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • Work, study or do both in the health field but are not an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker or Health Practitioner Health; or
  • Is currently studying to become an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker or Health Practitioner

 

Friend

  • A person or organisation is eligible for Membership as a Friend of NATSIHWA

 

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