Membership News – FREE Membership Promotion
Free membership is now on offer over all categories of membership. Join SPEVI by May 30th 2018 to receive free membership to May 30th 2019.
Our goal is to realign previously staggered membership dates to enable one due membership date. All memberships will now fall on May 30th 2019.
The aim of the free membership promotion is also to strengthen SPEVI membership numbers. Important SPEVI Aims can only be fulfilled with strong SPEVI membership. We encourage new and renewing members to participate in fulfilling the SPEVI Aims. Please spread the word to all Specialist Teachers Vision Impairment, parents, students, school volunteers and school ancillary staff.
SPEVI offers the following two-year membership categories. All categories have access to the SPEVI Mailing List. This is a valuable networking group allowing members to seek answers to questions, share information, resources and receive relevant general news.
Full membership entitles members to discounted registration at SPEVI’s biennial conferences, a single vote at meetings, and a copy of SPEVI’s annual journal.
Full Membership Option 1
$110 AU or NZ; Pacific Islanders $22 AU or local currency. This option is open to educators and other professionals who support and promote education for persons with vision impairment.
Download the SPEVI Full Membership form here
Full Membership Option 2 - Qualified Specialist Teacher (VI) plus Professional Learning
This option is open to specialist teachers with tertiary qualifications in education of persons with vision impairment, who complete a mandatory minimum requirement of 7.5 hours of professional learning in vision impairment every year.
Download the Qualified Specialist Teacher (VI) plus Professional Learning Membership application form here
Professional learning may include face-to-face or online lectures, workshops and courses, and engagement in accredited professional learning events. For information about mandatory professional learning requirements, please refer to the Australian Charter for the Professional Learning of Teachers and School Leaders, and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership 2012; 2014) on the AITSL website. Applicants must provide evidence of tertiary qualifications in vision impairment, such as a copy of qualifications certificate or academic transcript.
Upon approval by the SPEVI Board of Management, applicants will be provided with a “SPEVI Record of Professional Learning in Vision Impairment – Annual Application for Currency” to complete and return for the previous year of professional learning (7.5 hours in vision impairment). Members will then receive a “SPEVI Professional Learning Certificate”.
$50 AU or NZ; Pacific Islanders $5 AU or local currency
This category is open to full time students, parents of individuals with vision impairment, school volunteers and school ancillary staff. Associate membership entitles members to discounted registration at SPEVI’s biennial conferences and a copy of SPEVI’s annual journal. Associate members are not entitled to vote at meetings. Download the Associate Membership application form here
Honorary Life Membership
Honorary life membership may be offered by the Committee of Management in recognition of a member’s outstanding contribution to the field of education of individuals with vision impairment.
For an overview of current SPEVI Life Members, please visit Current SPEVI Life Members