Member Application Forms and Information

Speech Pathology Australia (the Association) is a membership organisation that draws its strength from its members. As the national peak body for the speech pathology profession in Australia, the Association has several categories of membership. 

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Speech Pathology Australia has several categories of membership that are outlined below.

Please read about the different categories in order to choose the appropriate application form to download, print and post* to National Office along with all the relevant certified documentation and payment.

Important: If you were a member in the last two years you can automatically renew online by logging into your member profile.

Certified Practising member (Ordinary membership)

Are you joining SPA for the first time or rejoining after not being a member for at least two years?
This member category is for suitably qualified speech pathologists engaged in activities of speech pathology practice who meet Professional Self Regulation (PSR) requirements to have Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) status who are joining for the first time or rejoining after not being a member for at least two years.
Ordinary Member Application Form * This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Have you completed your accredited Australian entry level speech pathology course within the last three years? 
Complete the New Graduate application to be a Certified Practising member with Provisional CPSP status working towards full CPSP status.
New Graduate Application Form  * This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

NB. Certified Practising members (with full or provisional CPSP status) are entitled to a Speech Pathology Australia membership certificate and qualify for Medicare and Private Health fund Provider Number status.

Check the eligibility requirements for you to join as a Certified Practising Member in 2017.

Non Certified member (Ordinary membership)

This member category is for suitably qualified speech pathologists engaged in activities of speech pathology practice who DO NOT meet PSR requirements and therefore are NOT eligible for CPSP status, who are joining for the first time or or rejoining after not being a member for at least two years.
Ordinary Member Application Form * This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Non Practising member (Ordinary membership)

This member category is for suitably qualified speech pathologists who are not engaged in the activities of speech pathology as practitioner, administrator, educator, researcher or any combination thereof. Nor do they receive remuneration for speech pathology activities.
Ordinary Member Application Form * This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Full-time Postgraduate Student member (Ordinary membership)

This member category is for suitably qualified speech pathologists engaged in full-time post-graduate study (ie beyond entry-level qualifications) in a course recognised by the Association that will lead to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma, Master’s Degree or Doctor of Philosophy in speech pathology.
Ordinary Member Application Form * This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Alumnus member

This application is available to members who have retired or are no longer working as a speech pathologist who have held Ordinary Membership (Certified Practising, Non Certified or Non-practising) of the Association in the past for at least ten years.
Alumnus Application Form * This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Student member

Students enrolled in an entry level speech pathology course recognised by Speech Pathology Australia (whether graduating with a Bachelors or Masters entry-level degree) are eligible for student membership.
Student Application Form * This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Re-entry member

The Re-entry program and membership is aimed at speech pathologists previously eligible for practising membership with Speech Pathology Australia but who have been on a career break of more than five years and less than 15 years. You need to read further information about Re-entering the profession before applying.

Fees and Payment

2017 Membership Fees This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Direct Debit Service Agreement This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Returning Forms
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These forms can only be accepted by post if returned to:
Speech Pathology Australia
Level 1 / 114 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000