Membership Renewals – what you need to know to renew before 1 July

The Association’s membership year follows the financial year i.e. 1 July to 30 June.

Renewals will open online from 1 June 2021.

 

1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022

Certified Practising: $557

Non Certified: $557

Re entry: $557

Non Practising: $390

Full Time Post Grad: $279

Alumnus: $112

Student: $66

 All membership fees can be paid via monthly or quarterly direct debit

 

Will you be paying your fees in full before 1 July?

Eligible members who pay in full by credit card before the end of the financial year will be entitled to a discount to the value of $99 towards Speech Pathology Australia’s On Demand learning resources.
Renewals must be processed before 11:59 pm AEST on Wednesday, 30 June 2021. 

  • Eligible members will receive an email after 1 July 2021 with information on how to access the discount.
  • The discount is up to the value of $99 and must be redeemed in one transaction.
  • The discount will only apply to 1 (one) On Demand resource (excluding bundles and Developmental Language Disorder modules 2-4) 
  • No credit will be given if the cost of a resource is less than $99
  • Members will need to pay the balance if the cost is more than $99
  • Reimbursement, sharing or transfers are not possible
  • Purchases must be finalised prior to 11:59 pm AEDT, Friday, 31 December 2021. 

PSR requirements for Certified Practising members

Certified Practising members are required to submit a minimum of 20 points across at least two PSR activity types for the 12 month period: 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

Online learning can be counted as activities in Independent Study and Workshops.

Are you paying your membership fees by direct debit?

All direct debit payments will roll over into the new membership year  with the first instalment being made on 15 July. A $15 administration fee will apply for anyone opting to pay this way. Membership fees for all categories can be paid monthly (eg $52 a month for CPSP) or quarterly (eg $143 per quarter for CPSP)

You must also renew online and sign the member declaration (and declare your PSR points if you are a Certified Practising member.)

Members with Medicare, NDIS and/ or Private Health Providers numbers

Please ensure you renew by 1 July 2021 to avoid any potential disruption to your Medicare provider status.

Provisional Certified Practising Membership (CPSP) to full CPSP

To move from Provisional to full CPSP status you have to meet the requirements below prior to your renewal:

  • Worked a minimum of 200 speech pathology practice hours (roughly equivalent to working as a speech pathologist full time for six weeks)
  • Received a minimum of 12 hours of mentoring or clinical supervision from a more experienced speech pathologist (12 CPD points)
  • Completed one of the specified Evidence-based practice modules (2 or 4 CPD points depending on which option you choose)
  • Completed one of the specified Ethics modules (4 CPD points)

If you have not completed the above you can renew again as provisional but you MUST submit at least 20 CPD points.
You have a maximum of three years from course completion to complete all the eligibility requirements to transition from Provisional to full CPSP status.
For more information check out the New Graduates - Information for Provisional CPSPs document or email [email protected]

Parental Leave Benefit

The Association is pleased to offer eligible members a special member benefit following or prior to the birth or adoption of children.

Criteria for this benefit of a free year's membership for 2021/22 are as follows:

  • You must have had three years continuous paid full membership (student membership is not counted) prior to applying for this benefit
  • You have not or will not be working as a Speech Pathologist for a minimum of six months
  • You cannot have more than one year parental leave benefit in any two consecutive years

If you are eligible for this benefit you simply need to choose 'Parental Leave Benefit' on the payment page on the online renewal form.

If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact our friendly membership team for assistance by email or telephone or 1300 368 835.

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