Membership Fees

Rates

If you are unsure about the correct membership fees please contact the ACT ANF office.

Student membership is only available to full-time students not currently working in the acute or aged care sector or community care facilities.

Membership fees are FULLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

From: 1st January 2012

12 months 6 months 3 months Fortnightly
RN L1Y1
$600.68 $300.34 $150.17 $23.10
ARN
$522.20 $261.10 $130.55 $20.08
EN L1Y1
$543.70 $271.85 $135.92 $20.91
SEN
$472.85 $236.43 $118.21 $18.19
AIN
$459.38 $229.69 $114.84 $17.67
Aged Care
RN L1Y1
$513.06 $256.53 $128.26 $19.73
EN L1Y1
$454.78 $227.39 $113.69 $17.49
AIN (Cert III)
$392.29 $196.15 $98.07 $15.09
Associate
$60.00 $30.00

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How Fees are Determined

In line with Rule 8.2 of the Federal Rules of the ANF, the amount ofthe annual subscription or part thereof shall not be more then 2% of a full time member’s gross salary plus no periodic fee increase shall exceed 10% ofthe previous subscription payable.

All membership fees incur a 10% GST charge.

  • Fees for RN shall be set at 1% of the annual salary for RN Level 1 Year 1.
  • Fees for EN shall be set at 1% of the annual salary for EN Level 1 Year 1.
  • Fees for Affiliate RN shall be set at 1% of the annual salary for ARN Year 1.
  • Fees for Student EN shall be set at 1% of the annual salary for SEN Year 1.
  • Fees for Assistants in Nursing shall be set at 1% of the annual salary for an AIN.

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Subsidised Rates

A subsidised rate is available for some members because they lack pay parity with their counterparts. For example, members working in some aged care and community facilities pay a reduced membership rate because their employer pays them significantly less than their counterparts in the public and acute care sectors. If you think you might be eligible, please contact the ACT ANF Office for advice.

  • Fees for RN shall be set  1% of the annual salary for RN Level 1 Year 1 (based on a benchmark of Aged Care providers).
  • Fees for an EN shall be set at 1% of the annual salary for EN Point Pay 1 (based on a benchmark of Aged Care providers).
  • Fees for AIN shall be set at 1% of the annual salary for AIN Level 1 (based on a benchmark of Aged Care providers).

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Fee Increases

It is the policy ofthe Australian Nursing Federation ACT Branch that membership fees will be adjusted each year, with the new membership fees to be effective from the 1st of January.

ANF ACT Branch members will be notified of increases to their membership fees at least 6 weeks prior to the increase through the following mediums:

  • ACT Branch Newsletter – end of year newsletter
  • ACT Branch website
  • Email to Membership Database

In the case of members paying via Payroll Deduction, each employer will be notified of increases to Membership Fees at least 6 weeks prior to the increase via written correspondence.

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Terms and Conditions of Fees

The ACT ANF policy allows services to be provided only to financial members of the Australian Nursing Federation. Failure to pay membership fees within one (1) month of the due date results in the membership becoming unfinancial.

Un-financial members are not entitled to the services of the ACT ANF.

Membership can be re-instated on payment of the fee.

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Costs incurred by ACT ANF

Members are responsible for all costs incurred by the ACT ANF Branch which arise in the processing of membership fees. Such costs include (but are not limited to) dishonored cheque fees or financial institution charges made as a result of insufficient funds or accounts having been closed.

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Temporary Suspension due to Change in Work Status

No facility exists to reduce membership fees in relation to a reduction in working hours.

Members may seek to place a temporary suspension oftheir membership in circumstances where they will be on un-paid leave. This includes, for example, unpaid maternity leave or LWOP for various reasons, interstate transfer, or overseas travel. In these circumstances, the member must seek a temporary suspension in writing, to the Secretary who has discretion to approve a temporary suspension due to a change in work status.

A suspension of membership due to a change in work status will be for a maximum of twelve months. If the suspension is likely to be more than twelve months in the cases outlined above, the member may be granted Associate Membership. Alternately, the
member may resign and re-apply for membership at a later date. Should the member elect to resign and re-apply at a later date, they should be advised that they will not meet the requirements for continuous membership.

In the event that a member retires, they may apply for Associate Membership. It is the responsibility of members to notify ACT ANF of any changes to their membership status. In the event that this fails to happen, no refunds will be given. A member must be financial prior to seeking a temporary suspension. Any departure from this rule is at the discretion of the Secretary.

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