We offer a range of Membership options to suit you
A legally qualified medical practitioner, scientist or other health professional who has received appropriate postgraduate training and qualifications in respiratory medicine, sleep medicine, thoracic surgery or related fields. Ordinary membership also applies if, in the opinion of the Board, the person has made a worthwhile contribution to the study or practice of respiratory medicine, sleep medicine, thoracic surgery or related fields. Ordinary membership also requires that eligibility requirements are met and that the application to join is approved according to the constitution.
A member who is enrolled in a recognised tertiary institution in Australia or New Zealand studying full-time to become a medical practitioner, scientist or other health professional, with an interest in respiratory medicine, sleep medicine, thoracic surgery or related fields who meets membership eligibility criteria and whose application is approved according to the constitution.
A legally qualified medical practitioner, or other health professional or other suitably qualified person who is interested in respiratory medicine, sleep medicine, thoracic surgery or related fields who does not meet the requirements to become an ordinary member but does satisfy eligibility requirements and whose application to join is approved according to the Constitution. Associate members do not have voting rights.
Corporate Membership is applicable to any member currently employed in a full or part-time capacity by an organisation which is a financial sponsor of TSANZ. Corporate members have access to full member benefits except that they do not have voting rights and are not eligible to stand for elections/hold office or attend TSANZ events supported by competing sponsors unless they are a co-sponsor of the events.
• Sleep/Respiratory medical practitioners require FRACP status. Medical practitioners in other fields are required to be a Fellow of a relevant College e.g. FRACGP
• Non-medical practitioners, including allied health and scientists are required to hold a relevant post graduate qualification. The Board considers the following qualifications meet these criteria: relevant PhD, relevant Masters, BRPT or CRFS.
• For clinical specialty roles the Board will consider relevant post graduate clinical qualifications (e.g. Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma) and/or equivalent independent clinical experience in respiratory and/or sleep health. Equivalent clinical experience is considered to be at least 5 years of independent practice in their chosen profession within the area of respiratory and /or sleep medicine.
• Advanced Trainees are Associate members whilst training. On completion of training and becoming a FRACP, the membership category will be changed to Ordinary.