Frequently Asked Questions
The following are answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Australian Council for Clinical Physiologists (ACCP). This information is intended to be concise. Please contact us if you require more detailed information.
To whom does the ACCP promote issues?
Any organisation interested or potentially interested in Clinical Physiology including professional bodies, educational institutions, government bodies, employees, and employers.
Does ACCP membership relate to or affect my professional association membership?
The ACCP is an independent council specifically for the recognition, promotion and enhancement of Clinical Physiology standards.
As such, the ACCP is completely separate from and does not replace the role of membership with the various discipline-specific professional bodies, including the four Affiliated Professional Bodies.
The ACCP looks to the four Affiliated Professional Bodies for discipline-specific advice about standards and other matters, but otherwise operates independently.
Who can join?
In general: any suitably qualified and experienced Clinical Physiologist currently employed in Australia in one or more of recognised disciplines (Cardiac, Neurophysiology, Respiratory or Sleep Science).
More information is available at here.
How much is membership?
ACCP membership is currently $150 per annum.
Is this a once-off or annual membership?
This is an annual fee, due at the start of the Australian financial year.
Is there a discount membership rate given other professional membership?
The ACCP was established from a collaborative effort by four affiliated professional associations (ANTA, ANZSRS, ASTA and PiCSA). However, the ACCP remains an independent organisation. A primary ACCP role is to ensure/promote good clinical governance and necessarily means that individual ACCP membership is separate from your individual professional association membership. There can be no cross discounting of memberships between ACCP and associated professional bodies.
If I join mid-year, is there a pro-rata discount?
No. Administration of a pro-rata fee adds complexity to the operation of the ACCP and so is not currently offered.
Do I have to join the ACCP?
No. Membership is voluntary.
How do I join?
Follow this link.
I currently have several jobs. Do I need sign off from all my employers?
The ACCP board has decided that in this situation, the employer supervising the greatest number of work hours can sign the relevant section of application form.
Do I need to complete continuing education to renew my membership?
In the future, all ACCP members will be required to complete a minimum amount of ACCP-approved continuing education. This process is in development and so is not currently required.
What if I have a complaint about an ACCP member?
The ACCP has complaints process. Please see ‘Making a complaint’ by following this link
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