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How can I get involved?

 

How can I get involved?

 

The following information explains how you can get involved with FPA Australia's Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) including:

  • Who can be on a TAC or SIG
  • What types of membership are available
  • What participation on a TAC or SIG involves

 

Who can be on a TAC or SIG?

 

Any person that is an employee of a company or organisation that is a Corporate or Organisation member of FPA Australia is eligible to apply for membership to the TACs and SIGs. Membership to the SIGs is also open to Individual members of the Association.

 

Types of TAC and SIG membership

 

There are two types of TAC and SIG membership-participating and corresponding.

 

  • Participating membershipis for individuals that wish to take an active role in the discussion and activities of the TACs or SIGs.

 

Participating members attend meetings, receive all correspondence, have voting rights and are eligible to apply for FPA Australia representation on the relevant Standards Australia committee(s), if applicable.

 

  • Corresponding membershipis for individuals that simply wish to keep up to date with the discussions and activities of the TACs or SIGs.

 

Corresponding members receive a corresponding member's report following each meeting summarising the main activities of the meeting.

 

 

The number of participating or corresponding members allowed depends on the company or organisation's level of membership with the Association. Please refer to the FPA Australia profile for more information.

 

What does participation on a TAC or SIG involve?

 

The TACs meet four times each year (usually in Sydney or Melbourne) while the SIGs meet as needed (typically this is once a year but can be more frequently).

 

While these meetings provide the best opportunity for discussion and to address matters as a committee, most of the work of the committees is undertaken outside of meetings-either via workshops (typically held prior to or immediately following meetings) or via correspondence.

 

Please note that all costs associated with participation on TACs or SIGs, e.g. travel and accommodation, are required to be met by the participant or their employer.

 

Further information

 

The TACs and SIGs are governed by a set of rules-the Rules for the operation of Technical Advisory Committees and Special Interest Groups. For more detailed information on the rules, processes and procedures for the operation of the TACs and SIGs, refer to these rules.

 

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Apply to a TAC or SIG

 

To apply for membership to a TAC or SIG, download and submit the TAC application form and confidentiality agreement or SIG application form and confidentiality agreement and submit it to technical@fpaa.com.au.

 

Received applications will be reviewed for completeness by the technical department before being circulated to the relevant TAC or SIG for endorsement. Note that submission of a completed application form does not guarantee participation on a TAC or SIG. All applications are subject to review and endorsement by the TAC/SIG and NTAC in accordance with the Rules for the operation of Technical Advisory Committees and Special Interest Group.