Cosmetic Nurses Association Membership Terms and Conditions
All Cosmetic Nurses Association (CNA) members are bound by our Constitution, and Code of Conduct.
You can find these governance documents here.
CNA members undertake to contribute to the assets of the Association in the event of it being wound up during the time that he or she is a member, or within one year afterwards, for the payment of debts and liabilities of the Association contracted before the time at which he or she ceases to be a Founding Member, for the costs, charges and expenses of winding up the Association, and for the adjustment of the rights of the contributories amongst themselves, such amount as may be required not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100).
Eligibility for the CNA membership is subject to approval by the Advisory Board and payment of the annual membership fee.
You are required to provide true and correct information on your Membership Form.
Once complete, your application will be reviewed by the Advisory Board for approval. The Advisory Board will then determine the acceptance or rejection of your application in accordance with the criteria for the applicable membership class.
Whilst we aim to advise you of the membership application status within one week from submission, in some instances, this process may take longer, and we will keep you informed if this is the case.
If accepted, your CNA membership is for a period of 12 months.
Classes of membership
Unless otherwise stated by the Board, the members of the CNA are granted membership under the Constitution and shall be classified into Full Member or Association Member:
A Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse or Enrolled Nurse who is an Australian resident and authorised pursuant to the National Law to practice non-surgical cosmetic medicine, who fulfils the requirements for membership as approved by the Board.
An individual who does not fulfil the requirements of a Full Member but is someone, either a medical professional or otherwise:
- Who is involved in the cosmetic medicine industry.
- Who is working towards becoming a Cosmetic Nurse.
- Who employs Cosmetic Nurses.
Associate Members will be assessed and approved by the Board to ensure they are engaged in activities consistent with the objects of the Association.
Your CNA membership must be renewed every 12 months and we generally send a reminder approximately one to two months before the renewal date.
Your eligibility to renew is subject to your payment of the membership fee and your ongoing compliance with the applicable Standards required of a CNA Member.
Membership Renewal Payment
Membership fees will be charged to your nominated credit card on an annual basis, from your sign on date. If your credit card lapses, or a dishonour fee is charged, you may incur an additional administration fee.
All renewals are still subject to the above Membership Renewal requirements.
Refund of Membership Fees
We only provide refunds of membership fees in limited circumstances, namely:
- If your membership application has been declined; or
- Exceptional circumstances prevent you from continuing your membership.
Removal or Cessation of Membership
Resignation and Capacity
- A member may resign from membership by notifying the Chair of the CNA in writing.
- A member’s membership will terminate upon notification of their death.
- Unless the notice provides otherwise, the resignation of a member is deemed to take effect four weeks after the date of receipt of notice by the Chair.
Expulsion of member
- The Board may resolve to expel a member or take such action as the Board resolves:
- where it decides in its absolute discretion for reasonable cause to do so (‘terminating event’); and
- only if the CNA gives that member at least five (5) days’ notice in writing stating the terminating event, that the member is liable to be expelled or otherwise dealt with and informing the member of his/her rights under the CNA Constitution.
- Before the passing of a motion to expel or otherwise deal with the member:
- the Board may conduct such inquiries and investigations as it considers appropriate and the member is obliged to cooperate honestly and openly with the Board for the duration of the investigation.
- a member is entitled to give the Board, either orally or in writing, any explanation or defence of the terminating event as the member may think fit.
- According to the CNA Constitution, a member may, by notice in writing to the CNA within five (5) days of receipt of the notice, request that a motion to expel or otherwise deal with the member be reviewed by the Board. If such a request is made, the Board must convene a meeting specially for this purpose and place a motion to be moved to confirm the expulsion or other dealing with the member concerned.
- Where a motion is passed, the Association must give that member notice in writing of the expulsion or other dealing within 14 days of the resolution.
Consequences of termination of membership
- Any member whose membership of the CNA terminates for any reason in accordance with the CNA Constitution, ceases to be entitled to any of the rights and privileges of membership.
- The name of any person ceasing to be a member of the CNA must be removed from the register of members.
The membership of a member will cease if he, she, or it does not pay his, her or its annual subscription on or before the day which is 45 days after the due date.
Reinstatement of member
The Board may reinstate an expelled, or lapsed, member, if a written application is received from the former member, on any terms and at any time as the Board resolves, including a requirement that all amounts due but unpaid by the expelled, or lapsed, member are paid.
From time to time, we may update these Terms and Conditions. The updated Terms and Conditions will apply to all membership applications from the time of posting on our website onwards.