By Laws Policies & Guidelines

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Contents

1     INTRODUCTION

2     DEFINITIONS

3     OVERVIEW

3.1      NAME OF THE COMPANY

3.2      TYPE OF COMPANY

3.3      VISION STATEMENT

3.4      MISSION STATEMENT

3.5      OBJECTS

3.6      STRATEGIC PLAN

3.7      OUR GOALS

4     GOVERNANCE

4.1      LEGAL STRUCTURE

4.2      THE AUSTRALIAN COMPANY NUMBER (ACN)

4.3      REPORTING TO MEMBERS

4.4      ORGANISATION STRUCTURE

4.5      BOARD OF DIRECTORS

4.5.1       Election of directors

4.5.2       Process for election of directors

4.5.3       Remuneration of directors

4.5.4       Reimbursement of expenses

4.5.5       Board meetings

4.5.6       Board appraisal

4.5.7       In-coming directors

4.5.8       Outgoing directors

4.6      ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

4.7      PORTFOLIOS

4.8      COMMITTEES

4.8.1       Terms of Reference

4.8.2       Advocacy Committee

4.8.3       Conference Committee

4.8.4       Credentialing Council

4.8.5       Education Committee

4.8.6       Finance, Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

4.8.7       Membership Committee

4.8.8       Research Committee

4.8.9       Special Interest Groups

4.8.10      Other Committees

5     MEMBERSHIP

5.1      MEMBERS

5.1.1       Accredited Hand Therapist

5.1.2       Reaccreditation Policy

5.1.3       Life Member

5.1.4       Associate Member

5.1.5       Honorary Member

5.1.6       Affiliate

5.2      RIGHTS OF MEMBERS

5.3      MEMBERSHIP OBLIGATIONS

5.4      APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

5.5      CEASING TO BE A MEMBER

5.6      DISCIPLINING OF MEMBERS

5.7      PAYMENTS BY MEMBERS

5.8      DOWNGRADING OF MEMBERSHIP

5.9      CODE OF CONDUCT

5.9.1       Principles and Values

5.10     LOGO POLICY

5.10.1      Accredited Education Logo

5.10.2      Accredited Hand Therapist Logo

5.10.3      Association Logo

5.10.4      Conference Logo

5.10.5      Credentialing Council Logo

5.10.6      Hand Therapy Week Logo

5.10.7      Life Member Logo

5.10.8      Member Logo

5.10.9      Colour

5.10.10    Incorrect use of logo.

5.11     MEMBER PRIVACY POLICY

5.11.1      Collecting information

5.11.2      Third parties

5.11.3      Access to personal information

5.11.4      Opt-out

5.11.5      Member (AHT) directory

5.11.6      Security

5.11.7      Cookies

5.11.8      Credit card information

5.11.9      Consent

5.12     MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

5.12.1      Professional advancement

5.12.2      Support and networking opportunities

5.12.3      Information at your fingertips

5.12.4      Free local meetings and webinars

5.12.5      Discounted course fees

5.12.6      Discounted conference registration fee

5.12.7      Conference masterclass

5.12.8      Free education webinars

5.12.9      Special interest groups

5.12.10    Jobs Facebook page

5.12.11    Journal data bases

5.12.12    Research survey distribution

5.12.13    Grants – Research

5.12.14    Grants – Philanthropic

5.12.15    Grants – Regional and remote

5.12.16    Grants – Education, networking and recognition (AHT’s)

5.12.17    Grants – Associate Members

5.12.18    Discount on textbooks

5.12.19    Increased recognition

5.12.20    Representation

5.12.21    Voting rights

5.12.22    Eligibility to become a director

5.12.23    Post nominals

5.12.24    AHT business directory

5.12.25    BUPA

5.12.26    Fees are tax deductible

5.12.27    Free advertising for AHT’s

5.13     MEMBER BENEFITS TABLE

5.14     ADVERTISING POLICY

5.14.1      Scope

5.14.2      Purpose

5.14.3      Statement

5.14.4      Appeal

5.15     FEEDBACK AND COMPLAINT’S PROCEDURE

5.16     GUIDELINES FOR NEWSLETTER CONTRIBUTION

5.16.1      Selection criteria

5.16.2      Types of contributions:

5.16.3      Awards

5.16.4      CPD Hours

5.16.5      Quality control

5.16.6      Size

5.16.7      Preparing your contributions

5.16.8      Legal requirements:

5.16.9      Referencing guide

5.17     ONLINE FORUMS POLICY

5.18     SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

5.18.1      Guidelines

5.19     SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES POLICY

5.19.1      Purpose

5.19.2      Guidelines

5.19.3      Support options

5.19.4      Record keeping

5.19.5      Need help?

5.20     USE OF IMAGES / VIDEOS POLICY

5.20.1      Scope

5.20.2      Images and videos used by the AHTA

6     EDUCATION

6.1      DEFINITIONS

6.2      COURSE ACCREDITATION

6.2.1       Background

6.2.2       How much does course accreditation cost?

6.2.3       What does the application process involve?

6.2.4       What happens if my course accreditation application is successful?

6.2.5       What happens if my course accreditation application is unsuccessful?

6.2.6       How long is the course accreditation period?

6.2.7       What happens once a course has been accredited for 12 months?

6.2.8       How will the AHTA advise an applicant that their course is due to expire?

6.2.9       How are CPD hours determined?

6.2.10      How can I make an enquiry or apply?

6.2.11      How will an application be assessed?

6.2.12      Application Form

6.3      COURSE ASSESSMENT POLICY

6.3.1       Scope

6.3.2       Purpose of assessment

6.3.3       Principles of assessment

6.3.4       Pass marks

6.3.5       Grades

6.3.6       Attainment

6.3.7       Special consideration

6.3.8       Supplementary Assessment (re-submission)

6.3.9       De-identification

6.3.10      Electronic Submission

6.3.11      Late Submission

6.3.12      Notification of results

6.3.13      Appeals

6.4      COURSE ATTENDANCE POLICY

6.4.1       Scope

6.5      COURSE CANCELLATION POLICY

6.5.1       Participant-led cancellation

6.5.2       AHTA-led cancellation

6.6      COURSE PRESENTER POLICY

6.6.1       Scope

6.6.2       Essential Criteria

6.6.3       Application process

6.6.4       Training

6.6.5       Assessment and appointment

6.7      COURSE REVIEW POLICY

6.7.1       Introduction

6.7.2       Purpose

6.7.3       Definitions

6.7.4       Scope

6.7.5       Frequency of reviews

6.7.6       Reviewers

6.7.7       Process

6.8      ELECTIVE COURSE POLICY

6.8.1       Introduction

6.8.2       Overview

6.8.3       Definitions

6.8.4       Scope

6.8.5       Purpose

6.8.6       Essential criteria

6.8.7       Course

6.8.8       Audit

6.8.9       Review

6.8.10      Intellectual property (IP)

6.8.11      AHTA IP Ownership

6.8.12      Non-AHTA IP Ownership

6.8.13      Application process

6.8.14      Application form

6.8.15      Endorsement as an AHT elective course

7     STATE AND TERRITORY DIVISIONS

7.1      DEFINITIONS

7.2      DIVISION MEETINGS

7.2.1       Roles

7.2.2       Expectation of the role

7.2.3       Division meetings

7.2.4       Zoom instructions

8     CONFERENCE

8.1      AGM

8.2      AWARDS

8.2.1       AHSS Award

8.2.2       Hand Therapy Innovation Award

8.2.3       Founders Lecture Award

8.2.4       Jill Chapman Award

8.2.5       Leanne Breen Memorial Award

8.2.6       Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Regional and Remote Conference Grant

8.3      BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES

8.4      BUDGET AND APPROVALS

8.5      CONFERENCE

8.6      CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

8.6.1       Recruitment

8.6.2       Entitlements

8.6.3       Information and appendices

8.6.4       Roles

8.7      FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

8.8      HANDOVER

8.9      INSURANCE

8.10     KEY STAKEHOLDERS

8.11     LOCATION

8.12     MARKETING

8.13     MEDIA

8.14     PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMING

8.15     POST CONFERENCE

8.15.1      Certificate of attendance

8.15.2      Financial report

8.15.3      Final reports

8.16     PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANISATION (PCO)

8.17     RECIPROCAL RIGHTS WITH NZAHT MEMBERS

8.18     REPORTING

8.19     STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES

8.20     SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

8.20.1      Lectures

8.20.2      Workshops

8.20.3      Free papers

8.20.4      Call for abstracts

8.20.5      Chairpersons

8.21     SOCIAL PROGRAM

8.22     SPEAKERS

8.22.1      Keynote speaker

8.22.2      Other speakers

8.23     SPONSORSHIP

8.24     SURVEYS

9     PERSONNEL

9.1      DEFINITIONS

9.2      APPOINTMENT

9.3      CONTACT DETAILS

9.3.1       Board of directors

9.3.2       Committee Chairs

9.3.3       Committee members

9.3.4       Other

9.3.5       Staff

9.4      EMPLOYEES

9.5      CONTRACTORS

9.6      VOLUNTEERS

9.7      INDUCTION

9.8      HANDOVER PROCEDURE

9.9      LINES OF REPORTING

9.10     DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS

9.11     CONFLICTS OF INTEREST POLICY

9.11.1      Scope

9.11.2      Responsibility of the Board

9.11.3      Identification and disclosure

9.11.4      Confidentiality of disclosures

9.11.5      Action required

9.11.6      Compliance

9.12     CYBER GUIDELINES

9.13     DOCUMENT NAMING CONVENTIONS POLICY

9.13.1      Conventions

9.13.2      Portfolio of Work

9.13.3      Types of documents