Membership Categories

Full Membership Categories

Members in these categories are entitled to the full* range of membership benefits (* some
exceptions for Student Members).

Ordinary Member

Criteria:
Qualifications: NAATI certification / accreditation / recognition OR formal T/I qualifications from a recognised institution in Australia or overseas OR other acceptable qualifications

Practice: currently practising as a T/I (paid or unpaid), having previously practised, or intending to practise.

Retired Member

Criteria:
The member needs to be aged 65 years or over, with at least 15 years’ continuous membership in AUSIT. Suitable for long-term AUSIT members who have retired / almost retired from practice but wish to continue their association with AUSIT. Annual fee takes into account the member’s reduced income.

Student Member

Criteria:
A student enrolled full-time or part-time in a formal T/I program of at least one semester at a recognised institution. Ordinary Members can transfer to this category while enrolled in such courses. Membership in this category is limited to a lifetime maximum of 5 years. Student members who have completed their studies are no longer entitled to membership in this category, but are expected to upgrade to Ordinary Member.

If you have completed your studies and been granted NAATI certification and wish to upgrade to Ordinary Member, please complete this form

Senior Member

Criteria:
Current AUSIT Ordinary Members, Retired Members or Senior Practioners with at least 10 years' experience in the field, T&I formal qualifications or equivalent (i.e. other related qualifications), NAATI certification or accreditation. Endorsements from three respected AUSIT members (e.g. Fellows, office bearers [current or past], T&I academics). Approval by the National Council (i.e. admission is not automatic). Current Fellows can become Senior Members upon application. Current Senior Practitioners can apply to transfer to the new category, providing they meet the Senior Member criteria.

Responsibilities:
Responsibilities for this member category include: serving on branch committees and National Council from time to time, being on the Ethics and Professional Practice Committee or a Board of Professional Conduct, contributing to the InTouch magazine, contributing to AUSIT’s social media and discussion forums, being available for comment and give advice when called upon, and being available to mentor junior members.

A 3-year review cycle will be built in for this member category by submitting a report of activities to demonstrate the responsibilities fulfilled in order to stay in this category or be revert back to an Ordinary Member.

If the applicant does not meet the criteria for admission, they will need to wait two years before reapplying.

Additionally, in order to make this more user-friendly, the following words be included (red arrow): "If you wish to apply to move to the Senior Member category, please complete this form

Associate Membership

Members in this category enjoy reduced benefits, but which include access to the members-only pages of the AUSIT
website, receiving e-Flashes about forthcoming events, and eligibility for discounted rates for AUSIT events.

Associate Member

Criteria:
Any individual who has an interest in the profession of translation and interpreting, but does not meet the criteria for Ordinary Member, Retired Member or Student Member.

Member Benefits by Category

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Membership Benefit Ordinary Retired Student Associate Senior Member
Marketing Benefits
Listing on the general online directory, and public online profile
Display AUSIT logo and AUSIT membership on websites, in emails and on stationery
Separate listing of Senior Members on the AUSIT website
Be Informed and Network
Access to practitioner e-Forums
Receive e-Flashes with industry news
Access to current edition of In Touch magazine (online)
Access to members-only online resources
Financial Benefits
At least 50% discount on all AUSIT PD
30% discount on professional indemnity insurance
Upon renewal of Senior Membership, a membership fee discount (25%) applies
Participation on AUSIT Committees / Governance Rights
Attend and speak at AGMs
Vote at branch and national AGMs and stand for office with voting rights
Eligible to be appointed to branch committees (no voting rights)
Contribute to committees other than National Council and Branch Committees
Eligibility to be nominated as Fellow after five years of active Senior Membership

Some membership categories and benefits are subject to approval. Membership benefits are subject to change, and some benefits may be subject to further restrictions or third-party terms and conditions. AUSIT makes no guarantee that all services will be available at all times to all members.

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