Membership

Joining NATSIHWA's national membership network helps to increase the profile of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Health Practitioner workforce and to progress the health and wellbeing aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

Together, we can improve the understanding of what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners do and help to ensure this workforce is embedded as a vital, valued and professional component of Australia’s health care system. Evidence directly connects their roles to improved Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes.

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners – past and present – can become members. We also encourage professional bodies and/or non Indigenous friends to help by becoming a Friend of NATSIHWA.

Applications are approved by the NATSIHWA Board.

MEMBERSHIP IS FREE. Application details are included below. 

LEVELS OF MEMBERSHIP

FULL

We welcome you to join NATSIHWA as a Full Member if you:
  • Identify as an Aboriginal/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • Are qualified as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker or Health Practitioner
  • Have completed a minimum qualification of Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care
Full Member Benefits
  • Membership Certificate
  • Access to NATSIHWA's Weekly Newsletter
  • Members Badge
  • Invitation to participate in NATSIHWA led activities such as promotions, webinars etc 
  • Access to NATSIHWA resources, advice and support from the NATSIHWA Secretariat
  • Reduced registration fees to NATSIHWA events and award ceremonies
  • Access to Bursaries and Scholarship Opportunities
  • Voting and speaking rights at AGM after 6 months of continuous membership
  • Starter Pack
  • Eligibility to apply for a Medicare Provider Number using member's badge
  • Access to the NATSIHWA tool for CPD records, resources and advice

ASSOCIATE

We welcome you to join NATSIHWA as an Associate Member if you:
  • Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • Work in the health field but are not qualified as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker or Health Practitioner
Associate Member Benefits
  • Membership Certificate
  • Access to NATSIHWA's Weekly Newsletter
  • Invitation to participate in NATSIHWA led activities such as promotions, webinars etc 
  • Access to NATSIHWA resources and support from the NATSIHWA Secretariat
  • Access to Bursaries and Scholarship Opportunities
  • Opportunity to be featured in NATSIHWA Newsletter

Student

We welcome you to join NATSIHWA as a Student Member if you:
  • Are currently undertaking study in an eligible Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care/Practice course
  • Are able to provide proof of your enrolment
Student Member Benefits
  • Membership Certificate
  • Access to NATSIHWA's Weekly Newsletter
  • Invitation to participate in NATSIHWA led activities such as promotions, webinars etc 
  • Access to NATSIHWA resources and support from the NATSIHWA Secretariat
  • Access to Online Student Members' Portal (Soon)
  • Access to Bursaries and Scholarship Opportunities
  • Support from Mentors (Soon)

Friend

We welcome you to join as a Friend of NATSIHWA if you:
  • Are a non-Indigenous person or organisation who
  • Are able to support NATSIHWA in achieving its vision and purpose
 
Friend Member Benefits
  • Membership Certificate
  • Access to NATSIHWA's Weekly Newsletter
  • Organisations will have their corporate logo and website link featured on our website