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Membership

Membership of ASTA is available to scientists, technologists, nurses, physicians, researchers and company representatives working in the fields of sleep medicine and sleep research. ASTA accepts new members on nomination by two current financial members of the association.

Membership is valid for one Australian financial year.

Cost of membership is $AUD 90.

Payment options for Australian and New Zealand members are VISA or MasterCard credit card transactions.

Online Registration (Signup) and Online Payment

New members (or members in which membership has lapsed for more than 2 years).

To become a member Register your details on our website at the following link http://www.sleeptechnologists.org/user/register. You will be asked to enter your personal and professional information and create your own unique password. This will become your personal login to the Members Area of the website.

Please use your primary email address when creating your membership profile as you will use this address to login to the member's area of the website and it will be used by the ASTA executive for correspondence.

Endorsement of Membership

As a new member, your application for membership must be proposed and seconded by two current members of ASTA. Enter the ASTA membership numbers into the fields provided on the registration page. The membership numbers must be given to you by the actual members endorsing your application. An email will be sent to these two members to confirm your application.

Resume

As part of the application process you are required to submit a current and detailed resume to the secretariat at secretary@sleeptechnologists.org.

Once your application has been accepted, you will receive an email with a link to our secure online payment form. Upon successful payment you will receive a confirmation email and link granting you access to the Member's area of the website. An official tax invoice and eWAY transaction receipt will be sent to your email address.

Please allow 7 days for this process. If you do not receive any online payment or confirmation emails please email the secretary at secretary@sleeptechnologists.org.

Pro-rata Payments

New Members are eligible for Pro-rata rates as outlined below. These will be applied automatically when making online payment.

Joining between the month ofOrdinarySustaining
July to end of OctoberFull Membership FeeFull Membership Fee
November to end of February75% of full Membership fee75% of full Membership fee
March to end of June50% of full Membership Fee50% of full Membership Fee

Membership Renewal

Current Financial Members

Current financial members will receive an email renewal notice with a link to our online secure payment form towards the end of the financial year. Following this initial renewal notice, you will receive reminders during the grace period (i.e. July - December). If no payment is received at the end of this period, your access to the Member's area of the website will be automatically suspended.

Lapsed Members

If you have previously registered online and your membership has lapsed please contact the secretary secretary@sleeptechnologists.org. The secretary will email you a link to our online payment form. After confirmation of payment your access to the Member's area of the website will be re-activated. Please visit the "My details" section and update your profile if it is out of date.

Note: Your registration details can only be viewed by you or a member of the ASTA executive or local representative.

Types of Membership

Ordinary Membership

Individuals employed in the field of sleep science (but who are not representatives of, or have financial interest in, sleep-related companies or businesses) who hold an appropriate science degree or equivalent plus 1 year of relevant experience or who were current ordinary members as at 30/6/2012. Application for membership must be submitted online or in writing on the membership form to the Committee for consideration, along with relevant evidence of required experience and qualifications. Once approved by the Committee and upon payment of the annual subscription fee an individual shall then be admitted as an Ordinary member.

Associate Membership
Individuals employed or studying in the field of sleep science who do not qualify for other categories of membership. Associate members shall not be entitled to vote. Application for membership must be submitted online or in writing on the membership form to the Committee for consideration. Once approved by the Committee and upon payment of the annual subscription fee an individual shall then be admitted as an Associate member.

Honorary Members
Honorary membership is reserved for individuals who have demonstrated excellence in the fields of sleep medicine or sleep research or who have made a significant contribution to the Association. An individual shall become an Honorary member after recommendation by the Committee and approval by the membership at the Annual General Meeting. If you would like to nominate someone for Honorary membership, please contact the current Executive to obtain a nomination form.

Sustaining Members
Sustaining members shall be those companies or businesses or their representatives who have shown interest in the Association, who wish to support the aims and objectives of the Association. Sustaining members must be approved by the Committee and shall become a member upon the payment of an annual membership fee. Sustaining members shall not be entitled to vote.

Enquiries

For payment enquiries contact the treasurer treasurer@sleeptechnologists.org.

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