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
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
There are two types of TAC and SIG membership-participating and
- Participating membershipis for individuals that wish to take an
active role in the discussion and activities of the TACs or
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
Corresponding members receive a corresponding member's report
following each meeting summarising the main activities of the
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
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.
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.
Further information is available on:
Apply to a TAC or SIG
To apply for membership to a TAC or SIG, download and submit the
TAC application form and confidentiality
SIG application form and confidentiality agreement and submit
it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.