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PO Box 656
Lavington NSW 2641
Australia

The AAAHP's Frequently Asked Questions

Change AAAHP Membership Level

To change your membership level, please contact the AAAHP Registrar at registrar@aaahp.org.au .

Migrating to Australia

Migrating to Australia

In Australia, Anaesthesia Technicians are classified as an unregulated Profession, however the profession is managed by each Australian States Health Ombudsman. There is no formal registration process for Anaesthesia Technicians, however some institutions will insist you are a member of AAAHP as a condition of employment.

If you are considering migrating to Australia to work as an Anaesthesia Technician, please visit this website for more information Anaesthetic Technician - ANZSCO 311211 (visaenvoy.com) .

If requested to join AAAHP by your new employer, please contact us at  registrar@aaahp.org.au .

 

Register with AAAHP

MEMBERSHIP TO AAAHP IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF EMPLOYMENT AND IS PURELY VOLUNTARY

To ensure the highest possible standards in anaesthesia practice in Australia, Australian Anaesthesia Allied Health Practitioners, forthwith called the Society, is calling upon all persons who currently work either full time or part time or who are currently undertaking the recognised training to become an Anaesthesia Allied Health Practitioner/ Technician to VOLUNTARILY REGISTER with this Society.

Full Registration
Are you an Anaesthesia Assistant, with an AAAHP-recognised qualification, working in Australia? If so you may be eligible for Full Registration with AAAHP. If you have a UK qualification and are listed on the HCPC register your qualification may accepted by AAAHP. If you are registered with the NZATS and you are on their Register, then your qualifications may recognised by AAAHP. If you have trained and attained you qualifications outside either of these countries and Australia you will need to have your Qualifications assessed at this website, Australian Qualifications Assesment . Once you either meet any of the above conditions or have received an assessment of your qualifications, then you will be assessed by AAAHP for your eligibility for membership. Once you are accepted and payment is made, this is currently set at A$80, you will be issued with a registration number and be eligible for member benefits.

Registration Form

More Details about Register with AAAHP

 

AAAHP Membership Benefits

AAAHP Membership Benefits

  • Free AAAHP Education Events (Excludes National Conference and W.A. ANZCA/ASA Autum Meeting)
  • Access to AAAHP Facebook group
  • Discounted AAAHP National Conference
  • The opportunity to apply for AAAHP Education & Research Grant
  • The opportunity to participate in AAAHP business through election to committee or attendance at our annual general meeting (Full and Student Members Only) contact registrar@aaahp.org.au
  • Great networking & CPD through exclusive access to E-SIG
  • Demonstrate your ongoing learning and development for career succession.

AAAHP Code of Ethics & Conduct

CODE OF ETHICS

All registrants of the Society are required to abide by the Following "Code of Ethics" which has been promoted not only For the benefit of the registrant, but also for the protection of The patient.

1. Carry out duties with skill, care and judgment in such a Way as to promote and protect the rights and wellbeing of The patient and provide patient advocacy.
2. Confidentiality for the patient shall be respected and Maintained at all times.
3. Work as a part of a multidisciplinary team and respect The role of other team members.
4. Work within your scope of practice
5. Endeavour to achieve and maintain individual high standards of knowledge and to impart such knowledge to fellow Colleagues.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Each Registrant of AAAHP is accountable for his/her practice and in the exercise of professional accountability, shall:

  1. Carry out duties with skill, care and judgment in such a way as to promote and protect the rights and wellbeing of the patient.
  2. Confidentiality for the patient shall be respected and maintained at all times.
  3. Be aware of the value for all professional persons associated with the provision of patient care.
  4. Recognise any limitations of competence and never undertake unfamiliar tasks without first receiving instruction, which will facilitate the duties to be carried out in a professional and capable manner.
  5. Endeavour to achieve and maintain a high standard of knowledge and to impart such knowledge to fellow members.
  6. Recognise his/her responsibilities in delegating duties and tasks.
  7. Support the development of colleagues’ competence in accordance with their needs and in the context of AAAHP
  8. Avoid the use of his/her professional qualifications to be associated with the promotion of products, there by compromising the impartiality of professional judgment on which the patients rely.
  9. Inform the appropriate person or authority of any conscientious objections, which may be relevant to professional practice.
  10. Decline any offer of gifts, favours or hospitality which might be seen as an attempt to obtain preferential considerations.
  11. Report to the appropriate authorities any incidents or instances of irregular or unsafe practice.

Code of Conduct PDF

About AAAHP (Australian Anaesthesia Allied Health Practitioners)

AAAHP (Australian Anaesthesia Allied Health Practitioners) was conceptualised in 1994 as the Australasian Society of Anaesthesia Technicians (ASAT) when a steering committee representing all regions was formed. The final governing authority came about in 1999 in Perth where there was consensus from all regions resulting in the signing of a common Constitution.

Name:
The name of the Society (hereinafter called "the Society") shall be Australian Anaesthesia Allied Health Practitioners (AAAHP)

Registed Address:
The Official Postage address of the Society shall be:

AAAHP Secretary
PO Box 656, Lavington NSW 2641, Australia.

The objectives of the Society shall be by lawful means:

  • Promote education for all registrants. Making available, up to date Information on all aspects of the profession.
  • To protect and advance the interests of the Society.
  • To achieve professional status and recognition for the registrants of the Society.
  • To receive and disseminate information amongst registrants and others.
  • To promote a Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct applicable to registrants thereof.
  • To promote the intellectual and general advancement of the registrant of the Society.
  • To facilitate where considered necessary and to advocate the rights

 

AAAHP Association Committee & Constitution

AAAHP (Australian Anaesthesia Allied Health Practitioners) Association Committee currently consists of eight members who are elected from each region and act as the Management Committee (above). The Executive consists of members from these regions. The regions are Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and also a liaison with New Zealand.

The successes of AAAHP are a reflection of the commitment of the original steering committee that convened the first meeting and created the concept of ASAT, now known as AAAHP.

AAAHP (Formerly ASAPO) Constitution 2015
Modified by Ray Murtagh AAAHP Registrar 2023
Australian Anaesthesia Allied Health Practitioners

AAAHP Constitution 2023

 

AAAHP Code of Conduct

CODE OF CONDUCT

Each Registrant of AAAHP is accountable for his/her practice and in the exercise of professional accountability, shall:

  1. Carry out duties with skill, care and judgment in such a way as to promote and protect the rights and wellbeing of the patient.
  2. Confidentiality for the patient shall be respected and maintained at all times.
  3. Be aware of the value for all professional persons associated with the provision of patient care.
  4. Recognise any limitations of competence and never undertake unfamiliar tasks without first receiving instruction, which will facilitate the duties to be carried out in a professional and capable manner.
  5. Endeavour to achieve and maintain a high standard of knowledge and to impart such knowledge to fellow members.
  6. Recognise his/her responsibilities in delegating duties and tasks.
  7. Support the development of colleagues’ competence in accordance with their needs and in the context of AAAHP
  8. Avoid the use of his/her professional qualifications to be associated with the promotion of products, there by compromising the impartiality of professional judgment on which the patients rely.
  9. Inform the appropriate person or authority of any conscientious objections, which may be relevant to professional practice.
  10. Decline any offer of gifts, favours or hospitality which might be seen as an attempt to obtain preferential considerations.
  11. Report to the appropriate authorities any incidents or instances of irregular or unsafe practice.

Code of Conduct PDF

AAAHP Members

All members abide by the Code of Ethics as published by the Society. All regions have similar aims and objectives. ASAT decided to rename the association in 2002, to reflect a more professional title for the profession. With a lot of member feedback the name ASAPO (Australasian Society of Anaesthesia Paramedical Officers), was chosen.

However in recent years, due to the Ambulance paramedics pushing for national registration, the title PARAMEDIC will become a protected title. Due to this issue the ASAPO committee and Working Party discussed at some length over three years and came up with the new title, AAAHP, Australian Anaesthesia Allied Health Practitioners.

Any member who does not renew their membership in a financial year, will be subject to a $20 administration fee if they then renew in the following or thereafter financial years, unless they notify the Registrar and inform them why they are not renewing.

The office of any registrant of the Committee shall be vacated if the Committee registrant:

  • Fails to attend three (3) consecutive meetings of the Committee without good and sufficient reason.
  • Through ill health or business reasons is unable to attend his/her duties as a registrant of the Committee.
  • Becomes bankrupt.
  • By his/her conduct or continual quarrelling with other registrant, or by political activities or sectarianism, brings discredit upon the movement. E.g. co‐operation must exist within the Executive Committee.
  • Fails to take an active interest in the control and management of the Society.
  • Where a vacancy by reason of death or otherwise occurs during the year amongst the registrant of the Committee, such vacancy shall be filled by the state body the member belonged to. Any registrant of the Committee may be removed from his/her office when a resolution to that effect is passed by a two‐third majority of the Committee of the Society convened for that purpose.
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