Criteria for each membership category to help you determine which category is the most appropriate for you.
|Category of membership||Documentation you will need|
|Professional Member (Voting member)|
Criteria to apply for a Professional membership of IPEd
|Associate Member (Non-voting member)|
Criteria to apply for Associate membership of IPEd
|No documentation required.|
|Student Member (Non-voting member)|
Criteria to apply for Student membership of IPEd
|Corporate Member (Non-voting member)|
Corporate membership is for publishing companies and other businesses and organisations that support and uphold the aims of IPEd.
|Names of all in-house staff who will be included in the Corporate membership|
Honorary Life Member (Voting)
Honorary Life Members are members who have made a significant contribution to their branch, to IPEd or the editing profession, nominated by two Voting members and endorsed by 75% of members present at any branch general meeting and endorsed by IPEd Board, or nominated by IPEd Board and endorsed by that member’s branch.
All applicants, for Voting and Non-voting categories, are required to support and uphold the aims of IPEd, and, once accepted, must agree to and operate under the IPEd Code of Ethics, and are bound by the IPEd Constitution.
Subscription types for specific circumstances
The following subscription types will be offered to members of any category.
Member benefits will remain as for the category of membership current when the member applied for retired or temporary leave status, concessional membership or hardship consideration.
Individual members of any category who are retired (65+ years) from work are eligible for a concessional rate, regardless of whether they hold an eligible concession card. As a general guideline, they should not be working substantially in any capacity. The intent of this subscription is to ease the financial burden on members who are genuinely retired.
Individual current members of any category who are taking temporary leave (minimum six months) from work are eligible for the current concessional rate on renewal of their membership, regardless of whether they hold an eligible concession card. As a general guide, they should not be working substantially in any capacity during this period. The intent of this subscription is to ease the financial burden on members who are genuinely taking, for example, maternity leave, sabbatical leave or carer’s leave.
Individual members of any category undergoing personal or financial hardship, and who do not hold a concession card, may apply for a hardship fee of $65. This will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Requests should be made to IPEd Administration, who will consider the request with due respect for confidentiality and the likely duration of the situation.
To apply for any one of the above subscription types, please contact IPEd Administration.
Individual members of any category who hold an eligible concession card and provide a scan of the card may apply for a concessional fee of $65. Eligible concession cards include:
- Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
- Centrelink-issued Pensioner Concession Card
- Health Care Card (now issued by the Department of Human Services)
- Veterans Affairs Pension Card.
- New Zealand Community Services Card
- NZ Super Gold Card
- NZ Veterans Super Gold Card
Please email a scan of your card to IPEd Administration.