Why Join IAHA?

Indigenous Allied Health Australia is a national, member-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health organisation. IAHA leads sector workforce development and support, to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

As the national peak organisation, IAHA holds culture as central to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

IAHA welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health graduates and students as full members recognising and valuing, they view their lives through a unique cultural and professional lens. Our Associate Membership includes the broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce, who share this unique perspective, as well as non-Indigenous associate individuals and organisations who are passionate about improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing, sharing our vision and priorities.

By becoming a member of IAHA, you can work with us to support and grow a culturally safe and responsive health system that values the contribution of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health workforce and our communities.

IAHA Members can:

  • Grow professional networks and relationships nationally and internationally
  • Access culturally safe and responsive mentoring and training development opportunities
  • Participate and actively engage in professional development events including interprofessional education and learning
  • Have a voice at a national level in workforce development, policy and research
  • Access up to date information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing and allied health workforce activities, opportunities and issues
  • Participate in community events, careers expos and other projects to assist in promoting allied health careers.
  • Collectively lead IAHA into the future influencing change across the allied health sector and services. 

IAHA Membership

IAHA’s purpose is to collectively transform the allied health sector, led by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for individuals, families and communities.

When considering your membership to IAHA, we request that you agree and abide by the IAHA Code of Conduct and Constitution agreeing with the Objects of the Company. We welcome membership applications at any time, with membership endorsed by the IAHA Board of Directors at their quarterly meetings.

IAHA Membership Categories & Eligibility Criteria

IAHA Graduate Full membership

A person is eligible for membership as an Allied Health Graduate Full Member of the Company if they:

  1. are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person; and
    i. have graduated from an Allied Health Course with a recognised qualification; and
    ii. are accepted by the Board as having commitment to the Objects of the Company.

 

IAHA Student Full membership

A person is eligible for membership as an Allied Health Student Full Member of the Company if they:

  1. are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person; and
    i. are currently enrolled in an Allied Health Course; and
    ii. are accepted by the Board as having a commitment to the Objects of the Company.

 

IAHA Associate membership – Individual

An individual is eligible for membership as an Associate Member of the Company if they are accepted by the Board as having a commitment to Objects of the Company.

 

IAHA Associate membership – Corporate

An organisation is eligible for membership as an Associate Member of the Company if the corporation is accepted by the Board as having a commitment to the Objects of the Company.