AUSIT Form 886: New Student Membership Application

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Page 1 of 3: Instructions

IMPORTANT: This form will close on 30 June 2017. Please submit your application prior to that date.
This form is to be used by new applicants for student membership only. Whilst you can apply for student membership even if you have T&I qualifications and/or experience, please note that student membership yields less benefits than full membership. You can be a student member for a maximum of five years; these five years do not need to be consecutive.
  • If you wish to apply for membership in the member, candidate or associate category, please use Form 888 Membership Application.
  • If you are a current AUSIT member and wish to change your membership category, please do not use this form. Visit your MyAUSIT and select the appropriate forms from there.

AUSIT strongly recommends that you save your application frequently by using the Save my progress and resume later checkbox/link. You will be asked to provide your email address and choose a password. You will receive an email notification once your application has been saved for resumption at a later time. Please note that simply using the "Next Page" button to progress to the next page will not save your application. Any applications not submitted within one month may be deleted from the system without further warning.

The data collected in this form is gathered in accordance with our privacy policy for the purpose of assessing your application, assigning you to the correct AUSIT membership category and administering your membership thereafter.
Previous AUSIT Membership
If you have been a member in the past, and your membership ceased less than 6 months ago, please contact our Secretariat to find out how to pay your membership fees. If your membership ceased more than 6 months ago, you need to lodge a full application for admission to AUSIT again.
Confirmation of Student Enrolment
A person enrolled full-time or part-time in formal trans­lating and/or inter­preting course­work at a recognised Australian TAFE college or university is entitled to the AUSIT Student membership category. The intention is that on graduation the student member will apply to transfer to candidate membership, unless the practitioner can demonstrate interpreting and/or translating professional experience, in which case the student will transfer to become a Member

Page 2 of 3: Personal Details

Applicant Details
Overseas Applicants:
As a close connection to Australia is a requirement for AUSIT membership, overseas applicants need to explain their connection to Australia. Overseas applicants also need to select a branch and explain their reasons for selecting that branch:
Your resumé is an integral part of your membership application. You should particularly ensure that you include any employment / experience that is directly relevant to T/I practice.

Page 3 of 3: References and Declaration

Character References
One of the conditions of being a member of AUSIT is being of good fame and character. Please nominate one or more (up to three) referees who have consented to AUSIT contacting them by email to vouch for your good fame and character.  These referees do not necessarily have to come from the translation and interpreting field, although that would be preferred (e.g. clients, agencies, lecturers...).
Please note that persons with perceived conflicts of interest (friends, relatives, business partners, employees, subordinates...) are not suitable referees.
Character Reference:
Written Testimonals (optional)
You may add written testimonials to your application. This is optional.
  • I agree to be bound by the rules of the Institute, including its Constitution and by-laws, in force at any time during my membership.
  • I have read and I undertake to actively support and implement the objects of the institute.
  • I understand that AUSIT membership is my personal membership and I undertake not to use my membership to give rise to the impression that any company, whether owned or controlled by me or not, is a member of AUSIT.
  • I understand that, in order to conitue to be a member or a candidate, I need to engage in Continuing Professional Development as may from time to time be determined by the National Council.
  • I consent to being contacted by phone, email or SMS regarding my application, and I authorise AUSIT to contact one or more of my referees.
  • I undertake to pay the due membership fees and application fees within one month of being admitted to the Institute; I am aware that these fees are pro-rated to expire on 30 June in the year following the year in which my application has been approved.
  • In the event of me being admitted as a member, my name will be published in the online directory. [You can contact our administration after your admission to AUSIT if you do not wish for this to happen].
  • I confirm that all information provided is true to the best of my knowledge.
  • I acknowledge that this form is legally binding on me without a signature.

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