Frequently Asked Questions
How do access information from the website library?
I encourage members who are looking for information/forms/resources, to check out the Library section on the website. With a few simple steps you will have the information you require! Don’t forget:
Important categories in the library at present are BUPA letters, Philanthropic Activities, Meeting Minutes, the Orthosis-Splint Schedule, and Management Committee Job Descriptions.
How do I access the Bupa Letters?
You can access the Bupa Letters from our website by logging in to the members only section, hover your mouse over the resources button on the left hand side and then select the library option. Once you are in the Library please go to the select a catergory at the top and using the arrows find the BUPA Letter option and hit the select button. You will then have access to the letters.
How do I access the AHTA Webinars after the event?
You can access the AHTA Webinars from our website by entering the members only section then selecting the professional Education on the left hand side, then selecting the National Webinar option. Once on this page you simply click for the recording or for the slides or for both. You can also access the survey to complete which will then enable you to receive a Certificate for CPD.
Ho many CPD points do I get for presenting a national webinar?
A huge 6 CPD points are allocated to the presenter!
Do the presenters have intellectual Property rights?
So far our presenters have been happy to allow permission for us to store their presentations and slides in our SECURE Members only section. The National Webinars were created as member/associate member only events, which provides some level of security. The rest is down to how much you as a presenter would like to contribute by way of your presentation being available afterwards for members to view.
If permission is granted then of course it helps the AHTA to continue to engage with our rural/remote Members or for members who simply aren't able to attend on the night but have the opportunity to then view at a later date at their convenience. We do however also understand if presenters wish not place their presentations on the website.
As An AHTA Webinar Presenter, what do I need to do to prepare?
Time and date? When it suits you! as the presenter we will work around you and your current commitments. However, being able to present in the early evening for most members means we have more engagement.
In order to run through how to use the webinar I would need about 20mins of your time and have prepared a guideline for the presenters, which is pretty easy to follow.
In order to gain as much exposure as possible it would be good to have a date, time and topic along with a short paragraph on what the presentation would be about approx 1 month prior. We can of course be flexible with this...
feel free to contact the AHTA office at email@example.com for further help and assistance.
Need to Renew your Membership?
Membership fees are due on the 30 June or the 31 December each year. It is vitally important that your contact details are current. Please see details on how to pay here:
PAYMENT OPTIONS - ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE
$ 343.50 Incl. GST Credit Card Payment of $353.80 Incl. GST
Direct deposit details: Australian Hand Therapy Association Inc. BSB: 086 288 Acc Nº: 167475331 Include your surname as payment ID
Payment via: Credit Card Visa / MasterCard Contact Sarah at the office to pay by Credit Card. Tel: 08 9404 5567, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I contact the AHTA Office?
Where is the office based and what days does the AHTA Office operate?
The AHTA Office is based in Western Australia and operates on a Monday, Tuesday,Thursday and Friday. Please leave an email or telephone message at any other time and they will be dealt with as soon as possible. (please be aware of time difference if contacting by telephone)
I have forgotten my Username and / or password, what do I do?
I have recently changed my contact details at work / home who do I need to inform?
Firstly edit your details on your own profile by entering the members only section with your username and password and then click to edit your account. Then send an email directly to Sarah Dixon, Administration Manager at email@example.com or telephone: 08 9049 1666 to update the office records.
I wish to apply for Associate / Full membership of the AHTA what documents are required?
For information on Joining the AHTA please click here Join the AHTA. After completing your online membership form please ensure you forward ALL relevant documents to the AHTA Office in order for your application to be processed promptly.
If I apply for AHTA Membership after the 1st of July, what will the fee be?
As of Monday the 25th July 2011 your fees will be calculated annually from the date your Membership was approved by the Management Committee. For example, you became an associate member on the 1st August so you will be required to pay the annual fee of $343.50 which will be renewed on the 1st August the following year. You will be notified by email when fees are due to be renewed.
Why do I only have guest access on the Science Direct link through the members only section>
In order to gain full access you are required to enter a username and password in the top right hand corner of the website. Please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 08 9049 1666 for details (Members only)
When is the next Interest Group Meeting being held in my state?
Please click here, Divisional Meetings
I have taken maternity leave from work and am finding it difficult to complete the requirements for my CPA Log to maintain full membership. What are my options?
A. CPA Log requirements:
(d) Members are required to comply with the Continuing Membership Obligations and shall achieve the minimum following criteria within two years from the commencement of their obligation period:
(i) 400 hours of upper extremity hand therapy work experience (see Appendix 1 - Continuing Professional Activities (CPA) Scoring Guidelines – Category 1)
(ii) Continuing Professional Activities (CPA): a total of 18 credits per 2-year obligation period, comprising:
- 12 credits from ongoing educational activities (see Appendix 1 - Continuing Professional Activities Scoring Guidelines – Category 2)
- 6 credits from contributions to the profession (see Appendix 1 - Continuing Professional Activities Scoring Guidelines – Category 3)
Option 1: When CPA hours have been achieved, but not clinical hours. You can request Special Circumstances - Maternity Leave. An allowance for clinical hours with an extension of up to 1 year per child with written proof of leave may be granted on request.
Option 2: If the CPA hours have also not been obtained you can temporarily downgrade your membership. An Associate who has previously been a Member, prior to downgrading, may then be reinstated as a Member on presentation of 18 credit points and 400 clinical hours within a two year period so long as this application to reinstate occurs within 4 years from the date of downgrading.
How do I access Science Direct and what is the Username and password?
This is the process you need for accessing the Science Direct journals:
- Log in to AHTA website www.ahta.com.au and enter the members only section.
How do I access the EBSCO Page?
How do I save my own individual searches?
My CPD Log is due on the 31 Dec. Where do I find the forms and guidelines? Where do I forward it to?
- Login in to the Members only section of the website and head over to the library selecting CPD Log information, or click here to go straight to the page CPD LOG. Once completed forward all paperwork including your evidence to: Sarah Dixon, AHTA, PO Box 84, Southern Cross, WA 6426.
AHTA Policy on Cancellation/Refunds of Workshop fees which can be found on the Workshop and Courses page of the website.
AHTA reserves the right to cancel or postpone any event. If this occurs all monies will be refunded to the registrant. Should a registrant be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is always welcome and should contact the AHTA Administration Manager. A refund (less 30% to cover the administration costs) will be given for a written cancellation received 10 working days prior to the event. Cancellation after this will be ineligible for a refund.