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SPEVI membership is open to professionals and parents supporting children and adults with vision impairment (VI), including general and specialist teachers, health professionals, orientation and mobility specialists, technology consultants, school ancillary staff, volunteers, retired professionals in VI education, and students completing studies in vision impairment.
SPEVI’s strength and impact as a professional association is due to the substantive contributions and initiatives of members at national and local levels.
For information about SPEVI, including our Constitution, structure and policies, please review the ‘About Us’ section of the SPEVI website.

Membership categories and fees

Please select from the following categories of biennial (2-year) membership.
Current Membership fees cover the two-year period from 31st May 2019 to 31st May 2021.
SPEVI will soon make an announcement of a new arrangement coming into place: you can then (re)join SPEVI any time you like, for a two year period.

Membership Categories

Category 1 - General Member

$110.00 AU; Free for Pacific Islanders
This category of membership is open to educators and other professionals and parents/caregivers who support and promote quality education for children and young people with vision impairment. Membership includes the opportunity to join SPEVI’s committees, working groups and SPEVI Community of Practice, discounted registration for SPEVI conferences and professional learning opportunities, access to the members-only email list, and a single vote at SPEVI meetings.

Click this link to join as a SPEVI Category 1 General Member

Category 2 - Qualified Specialist Teacher (Vision Impairment)

$110 AU
This category of membership is open to teachers with tertiary qualifications in vision impairment education. Membership includes the opportunity to join SPEVI’s committees, working groups and SPEVI Community of Practice, discounted registration for SPEVI conferences and professional learning opportunities, access to the members-only email list, and a single vote at SPEVI meetings.
When submitting your membership application, please include your academic transcript (or other evidence) of your studies in vision impairment education. After approval, you will receive an email for processing of your payment.

Click this link to join as a SPEVI Category 2 Qualified Specialist Teacher Member

Category 3 - Associate Member

$50 AU;
This category of membership is open to any personnel supporting persons with vision impairment, including parents/caregivers of individuals, school ancillary staff, volunteers, retired professionals in vision impairment education, and tertiary students completing studies in vision impairment. Associate membership includes discounted registration for SPEVI conferences and professional learning opportunities, and access to the members-only email list. Associate members are not entitled to vote at SPEVI meetings.

Click this link to join as a SPEVI Category 3 Associate Member

Honorary Life Member

Honorary life membership may be offered by the Committee of Management in recognition of a member’s outstanding contribution to the field of vision impairment education. The Committee of Management welcomes recommendations from members (with supporting evidence) for this honorary title. Honorary life members are entitled to discounted registration for SPEVI conferences.
For an overview of current SPEVI Life Members, please visit Current SPEVI Life Members