Who can join?
All Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Managers and Midwives can be members. AIN’s, Allied Health Professionals, Paramedics, Wardpersons and support staff (for complete list see website) can join as affiliates and access all insurance covers and legal support.
How much professional indemnity insurance cover will I have?
Members: Up to $10m per claim to a maximum of $60m.
(Midwives during birthing procedure currently excluded – watch this space).
Students: Full professional indemnity insurance cover included for all unpaid training and placements.
Non-working members: Full coverage until return to work.
Will my membership fees be used for party political campaigns or fighting funds?
No and No. That’s why our membership fees are half the price.
Why did NPAQ start?
To give a choice in representation. Nurses, not the government can now choose who represents and protects them. (See our membership fees for the comparative rates).
Is Continuing Professional Development (CPD) available?
For an extra $4 per fortnight, $8, per month or $87 per annum you access the Nurses CPD Institute on-line training system through the NPAQ Dashboard.
What legal support is available?
The NPAQ legal team is the best in the business. Check the testimonials on the website. Unlike the others we guarantee resolution of your issue.
Payroll Disputes and Enterprise Bargaining.
We guarantee that any work related systems, procedures or services problems will be tackled with you and resolved. This may include negotiating your Enterprise Agreement or helping you and your colleagues to do so.
What if I have an issue with another NPAQ member?
Representation is provided to both parties for an internal facilitation initially and if necessary the matter is referred to independent third parties.
Which member comes first, management or clinical?
Neither, all are treated equally (see above for member to member situation).
Is membership tax deductible?
YES! Tax invoice/Statement is emailed after 30 June.
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