Membership Categories

There are three (3) classes of membership of the Association:-

(a) Full Members
(b) Associate A Members
(c) Associate B Members

Full Members

Full Members shall be Approved Providers of privately owned services located in South Australia and Northern Territory who have paid the Full Members subscription rate, and who:
(a) agree to be bound by the Objects and Code of Ethics of the Association,
(b) are proposed by one Full Member of the Association and elected as a Full Member by the decision of a majority of the Executive Committee,
(c) shall have full voting rights and be eligible to stand as an Executive Member/Office Bearer
(d) pay a non-refundable subscription and/or membership fee to the Association as determined by the Association from time to time and
(e) accept when a Members centre is sold membership lapses or may be transferred to Associate A or B Member status

Multicentred Members will pay for one centre at full membership fee with an additional fee per centre capped at three or more as calculated on such basis as the Executive Committee shall determine from time to time.
Such membership will entitle the member to one vote.

Associate A Member

An Associate A Member is any person, self-employed person, firm or body corporate or franchise, who are directly engaged in an Approved licensed child care centre including outside of South Australia and Northern Territory and who:

(a) Agrees to be bound by the Objects and Code of Ethics of the Association
(b) Are deemed suitable at the discretion of the Full Voting Members after being proposed by one Full Member of the Association and elected as an Associate A Member by the decision of a majority of the Executive Committee
(c) Shall have no voting rights or be eligible to stand as an Executive Member/Office Bearer
(d) Pay a non-refundable subscription and/or membership fee to the Association as determined by the Association from time to time and
(e) Accept when an Associate Member A no longer is directly engaged in an approved licensed child care centre membership lapses or may be transferred to Associate B status.

It is not mandatory for an Associate A Member to be a member of any other association affiliated with the Association.

Associate B Member

An Associate B Membership shall be any other person, organisation, or other body who is associated with the childcare industry. Associate B membership aims to provide an avenue for consultants and appropriate child care related services to participate in the Association, its activities and its benefits and who:
(a) Agrees to be bound by the Objects and code of Ethics of the Association
(b) Are deemed suitable at the discretion of the Full Voting Members after being proposed by one Full Member of the Association and elected as an Associate B Member by the decision of a majority of the Executive Committee
(c) Shall have no voting rights or be eligible to stand as an Executive Member/Office Bearer
(d) Pay a non-refundable subscription and/or membership fee to the Association as determined by the Association from time to time and
(e) Accept when an Associate Member B no longer associated with the child care industry membership lapses.

It is not mandatory for an Associate B Member to be a member of any other association affiliated with the Association.

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