Membership Types

The membership of the Association consists of the following classes of members—

(a) FULL MEMBERSHIP is obtainable by any person who (in the determination of the Management Committee) is a proper person to be admitted to Full Membership for reasons including:

i.    being a practising or formerly practising teacher of communication, speech and performance skills

 or

ii.   having teaching experience in the fields of communication, speech and performance skills

 or

iii.  holding teaching qualifications in either communication, speech and performance skills which the Association from time to time recognises [e.g. from ACM, AMEB, ASCA, TCL or a diploma or degree or higher qualification in the areas of communication, speech and performance skills from a recognised tertiary institution].

Such members shall be entitled to nominate for positions on the Management Committee, and shall have the right to attend, be recognized and the right to vote at General Meetings.

(b) ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP is available to one who-

  • is not eligible for Full Membership

but

  • is interested in the teaching of communication, speech and performance skills or in the Association.

Such members shall have the right to attend and be recognized at General Meetings but will have no voting rights.

(c) HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP

  • Any person may be appointed to Honorary Life Membership by reason of that

person’s service to the Association

  • Nominations for Honorary Life Membership may be made to the Management Committee by any member. The Management Committee will vote on the admission of a member to this class of membership