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WHY JOIN THE AHTA?

The Australian Hand Therapy Association Inc. (AHTA) is Australia’s only professional association representing Practitioners of Hand Therapy.

The AHTA provides support for its members through continuing education, professional development, networking and representation at state and national levels.

The AHTA also continues to represent practitioners of hand therapy to lobby private health insurers and professional indemnity insurers for improved remuneration rates, and liaises with government bodies regarding recognition of our profession.

The AHTA provides a media contact and public voice for our growing area of specialisation. In addition rigourous membership criteria allows for protection of Hand Therapy as a specialist area for Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists.

Join your national representative association and help promote your profession, your skills and build your career.

AHTA offers 4 levels of membership:
  1. Member
  • Clinician
  • Educator and
  • Honorary and Life Member
  1. Associate
  2. Affiliate
  3. Newsletter Subscribe

Membership types are based on application and level of experience. For details of benefits included under each level of membership click here: Membership Benefits Table

Eligibility for Membership:
  • Practising qualified Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist with a minimum of three years equivalent full-time experience post graduation
  • Current national registration with AHPRA
  • A current Associate of the AHTA for 12 months, or other IFSHT recognised association
  • Minimum 3600 hours experience as a practising hand therapy clinician within the last 5 years
  • Letter of recommendation from a Member of the AHTA or AHSS
  • Completion of 300 hours of professional development / education within the maximum time frame of the last five years, or current Certification of Hand Therapy (CHT) credential
  • Eligibility for “Educator” member can be found in our By-Laws
  • Eligibility for "Conferred membership" can be found in our By-Laws and in the Frequently Asked Questions in the Join AHTA section of this website.
Eligibility for Associate Membership:
  • Practising qualified Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist
  • National registration with AHPRA
SUBSCRIPTION RATES

All amounts are quoted in Australian Dollars inclusive of GST, and can be paid by direct debit, or Visa and MasterCard.

Application (Administration) Fees*:

Member $80.00
Associate $46.00

Annual Membership Fees:

Member $395.00
Associate $395.00
Affiliate $85.00
Newsletter Subscriber **$45.00


*PLEASE NOTE:
All applicants, and those applying to upgrade their membership from Associate to Member, will be required to pay a non-refundable Application Fee. This is an administration fee and is in addition to subsequent membership fees. Once applications are approved by the Membership Secretary, new members are invoiced for membership fees from the date their applications are approved for a period of 12 Months.  Membership will not be considered active until these fees are paid in full.

** AHTA has a digital newsletter and a link will be forwarded to any person who pays the appropriate annual subscription. The initial subscription will be called an application fee and will cover the first year's subscription. A newsletter subscriber will neither receive, nor be entitled to receive, any other benefits.

Click here to access the Application Information