Why become a QATSICPP Member?

We welcome all new members that share our vision and contribute to a consistent approach to child protection matters. Joining QATSICPP strengthens our collective voice and helps to ensure that better outcomes are achieved for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and families. You can find out more about our current group of members here.

“Being a member of QATSCIPP has many benefits, since being a member with QATSICPP Mulungu has been supported in different areas of Family Wellbeing and Child Protection including Practice Standards Training, support through complex case matters with Child Safety and meeting Family Wellbeing accreditation standards,”
Gail Wason, CEO Mulungu

As a member, you will be part of a passionate and motivated collective. Your organisation’s membership also provides you with access to:

  • Opportunities to participate in meetings and other consultation processes about topical policy, legislation, program and/or practice issues.
  • Information, research, submissions and reports commissioned and/or distributed by QATSICPP.
  • Discounted (or free) attendance to QATSICPP training, symposiums, workshops and other events.
  • Discounted (or free) services, resources and products (such as podcasts, videos, webinars) provided by QATSICPP.
  • Free advertising and promotion of job vacancies, events and news via our website, QATSICPP Newsletters, and social media.
  • Voting rights at Members’ meetings and the Annual General Meeting as well as the opportunity to stand for election to the Board (subject to certain conditions).
  • Opportunity to play your part in collectively supporting the important work of QATSICPP.

How to become a QATSICPP Member

Membership of QATSICPP is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled organisations delivering child protection services, statutory services, alternative care, family support, child and family wellbeing programs, residential care, kinship and foster care, and related services to its community.

For QATSICPP membership, the applicant must:

  • Be a local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community-controlled organisation, as defined by the QATSICPP’s Constitution, which is governed by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander  board of management elected by the local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.
  • Be an incorporated body operating an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community-Controlled Child Protection Service.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to abide by the QATSICPP’s Constitution, and any Charter of Membership and/or Charter of Corporate Governance and/or Directors’ Code of Conduct approved by the Board.

Membership fees are $200 per annum, which are due each financial year.

To apply for membership, please complete the following web form.

Membership Application

We are pleased that you are interested in joining QATSICPP as a member. Before completing the following application form, please ensure you read our Membership Charter and Constitution which identifies the requirements and responsibilities of our membership.

Please note: you will need to sign the membership charter and upload this file in the below application form.

If you have any questions,  please direct them to Lenny Dahlen (QATSICPP Member Support and Engagement Officer) by email lennydahlen@qatsicpp.com.au or call 0478 131 081.

    To allow our team to effectively assess your application we require a copy of the following documents:

    Supporting documentation is to be supplied in PDF format

  • Certification of Incorporation (PDF only)

  • List of current board members and their positions (e.g. Chair, Secretary etc.) (PDF only)

  • Copy of the organisations current constitution or constituent document of the applicant (where applicable) (PDF only)

  • Provide a signed letter from your organisation to abide by the QATSICPP Constitution (PDF only)

  • Sign and date the last page of the "QATSICPP Membership Charter" (PDF only)

  • Privacy Notice

    Please note: The information collected by QATSICPP for membership will not be provided to any other party, except where it is part of QATSICPPs publication distribution operations. Your organisations name, contact details and date of membership will be inserted into the Members Register.