Frequently Asked Questions

About Membership

Membership Types

There are currently three (3) types of membership available. All membership types are renewed annually from the date of activation.

Individual Member

This is the standard membership type for an individual member

Non-practicing

This is for individuals who are not practicing but wish to continue their professional development. “Practice” is defined as professional services in any form, including management, administration, education, research, advisory, regulatory or policy development roles. This is applicable for those who:

  • Have retired completed from practice
  • Are taking a temporary absence from work such as parental leave

Non-practicing members are required to renew their membership manually each year. You are obliged to provide proof of your non-practicing status if requested.

Student

This is for full-time students – Individuals enrolled in a tertiary institution at a minimum of 75% of a full-time workload. This is defined as:
  • 0.75 out of 1.0 EFTSL per year
  • 18 out of 24 credit points per semester
  • 15 out of 20 hours per week
Students are required to renew their membership manually each year. You are obliged to provide proof of your student status if requested.


What does Membership Include?

Free Educational Events 

All AHDC Members have free access to register for our events, which include regular webinars, seminars, and presentations, including a range of networking and site visit opportunities. All events are limited in numbers, and registration is mandatory to attend the event.

Conferences and Partner Events

Members can access discounted tickets to the Australasian Health Design Conference. AHDC regularly partners with other organisations to provide discounted tickets and access to Australian and International events. 

Members Directory

Members can share their profile, contact details and links to our Member Directory, allowing other members to search, view and connect with them. 

Past Presentations

All past presentations are available to members to view on our members only portal, providing a growing database of knowledge.

Scholarships

Members can apply for the Design for Health Research Scholarship, a $5,000 per year grant to a PhD (or equivalent doctoral studies) candidate, or a one-off grant of $5,000 to a Research Masters student studying within a design faculty or health service management course offering the opportunity to specialise in the field of health facility design.

Get Involved

Members can get involved with AHDC through committee and subcommittee activities. General meetings are hosted online and open to all members. General Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month and our Annual General Meeting is held in October. Please contact us to attend. 


Managing your Account

Changing your Details

  1. On www.aushdc.org.au go to "Log In" in the top right hand corner. 
  2. Enter your current email address and password
  3. Click on your name in the top right hand corner
  4. Select "Edit Profile"
  5. Update or change your email address, phone number, and any other personal details. 

If you change your email address it will become your new username when logging into your account. 




Renew your membership

You can log into your account and view your profile, membership status, and renewal dates.

You can renew your membership for 12 months from the date of activation.

If you renew online, applicable recurring charges will be billed for your first annual payment and then automatically starting on the current date every 1 year thereafter.

Our preference is for all payments to be made via PayPal Express. If you are unable to use this function, please make payment to AHDC CommBank BSB:062-070 ACC:1030 5957 referencing the invoice number in the bank transfer. Please send proof of transfer to info@aushdc.org.au.


Member Directory

Our member directory is available to current active members as a tool for finding and connecting with industry colleagues. 

You can upload a profile picture, personal bio, contact details and social media links to be shared. 

Go to "Edit Profile" to change your information and control your privacy settings, including what is shared and who can contact you. 

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