Hearing Aid Audiology Society of Australia Ltd
HAASA is a supportive, dynamic and inclusive organisation that welcomes members in the following categories:
HAASA recognises two types of Full Members – Full Member and Full Member B. A Full member has either successfully progressed through the Associate process or has transferred with full membership status from another Australian professional body. Those with Full Member B membership are not be able to do Government funded work and cannot approach the Hearing Services Program for a Qualified Practitioner number. For a Full Member B, Industry experience is recognised in addition to formal qualifications. See further information about Full Membership.
An Associate Member has completed their Diploma of Audiometry (Dip Aud) (or higher qualification) and is undergoing HAASA's Supervision Program with a view to becoming a full member of HAASA after successfully completing the Supervision Process and a Competency Exam. See further information about Associate Membership .
A Student Member has completed or is completing their Diploma of Audiometry (Dip Aud) (or higher qualification). See further information about Student Membership.
Affiliate members have an associated interest in the hearing health care industry but are not necessarily hearing practitioners.
A Fellow Member is a Full Member as outlined above and has been given an honorary title in recognition of exemplary service to the Company, or to the hearing aid industry, or the hearing-impaired community, and is entitled to vote at meetings of Members and to receive notice of meetings. The honourary title of Fellow is bestowed by Board of HAASA.
A Retired Fellow is recognised with an honorary title by the Board of HAASA but has entered retirement. A Retired Fellow is entitled to vote at meetings of Members and to receive notice of meetings. Any Retired Fellow wishing to return to work and resume the status of Fellow must do so no later than 3 years from entering retirement and must be able to demonstrate he has maintained his Continuing Professional Education and Development points during the period of retirement. HAASA will advise the Hearing Services Program of the retirement of members entering this category (if applicable).
HAASA's membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June.
2023-2024 fees are as follows:
Application/Joining fee: Full and Associate Member $240
Note: The application/joining fee is only applicable for those applicants joining at Full or Associate member classification.
*An application/joining fee does not apply for Student, Fellow, Retired Fellow or Affiliate memberships. When upgrading from Student to Associate and Associate to Full member status there is NO application/joining fee applicable. If a membership is lapsed for a period in excess of two (2) years then the application/joining fee will be applicable.
Note: Fees are subject to change as per HAASA's Constitution.
Please submit the following documentation to apply for membership:
Completed Membership Application Form
Signed Supervision Agreement (only applies to Associate membership)
Letter of employment
Copy of your educational qualification or enrolment
Other details may be requested by the Membership Committee, and an invoice will be raised and forwarded to you upon acceptance of your application.
If you would like more details before applying, please contact the office:
Phone: 0401 517 952
Once your application has been received it is sent onto the HAASA Membership Committee for approval which may take up to 2 weeks.
Once approved you will receive a welcome email and invoice for fees
Upon payment of fees, you will receive your membership number and Membership Certificate
We look forward to welcoming you to HAASA!