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|Associate Member||Professional Member||Certified Practicing Member*||Honorary Life Member†|
Public comment on issues relevant to the IT Industry, ITPA and its members
ITPA is one of the peak representative bodies for IT Professionals in Australia. Our members are experts in a variety of fields, and ITPA draws upon the knowledge of its membership to provide expert comment, advice and education to the community, industry and government sectors. We publish press releases on topics of importance to our members and the community, respond to requests for comment from various levels of government during policy development, and publish information based on our own research.
We also maintain an active social media presence.
|Online Short Courses|
Online Short Courses
In association with IT Masters, ITPA runs regular online short courses on a variety of topics important to IT Professionals. These courses are a combination of 4-6 one-hour webinars, background study and an optional online assessment task at the end of the course. Passing the online assessment task at the end of the ITPA Short Courses will help qualify for recognition as a ITPA Certified Practicing Member.
eNewsletter ("The Download")
Published monthly, "The Download" is ITPA's electronic newsletter. We feature articles on a variety of technical and non-technical aspects of the IT Industry, aimed at educating and informing a broad audience across Australia.
When joining and upon each renewal thereafter, Professional members have the option to take a copy of an ebook chosen by the Board. The book available will change over time so members will be able to expand their libraries with each renewal.
ITPA operates a number of private forums for financial members to share information, ask questions and just converse with their industry peers on a range of topics (technical and otherwise). Peer review ensures that information shared is correct and up-to-date, and the closed nature of the forums means that members can ask questions without fear of reprisal for sharing information in the public domain - members are required to abide by the SAGE-AU Code of Ethics when participating on any of our forums.
These forums are an evolution of what used to be our mailing list service. The new forums retain all of the previous functionality where members are able to participate in the forum entirely via email.
All financial members receive an email alias (firstname.lastname@example.org), which will be forwarded to your email address of choice.
|MultiFactor Authentication Service|
Multifactor Authentication Service
Multifactor authentication (MFA) is a security system that requires more than one method of authentication from independent categories of credentials to verify the user's identity for a login or other transaction.
All financial members will receive access to a Symantec VIP soft-token (including push-notification capability) as part of their membership, which can be used to secure access to a range of services - a list is available on the Symantec VIP website
A number of companies offer financial members of ITPA discounts on their services. You can see a list of current offers here.
|DNS Secondary Service|
DNS Secondary Service
Members can use ITPA's geographically dispersed DNS infrastructure to host a secondary/tertiary copy of a number of their Internet domain DNS zone files.
|Portable IPv6 Allocation|
Portable IPv6 /48 Allocation
Every financial ITPA member is entitled to a /48 allocation from the ITPA provider-independent address space, which they can take to their Internet provider for routing. ITPA maintains a list of ISPs who have agreed to route IPv6 allocations for our members here.
|Continuing Professional Development|
Continuing Professional Development
As part of our code of ethics, members agree to "continue to update and enhance my technical knowledge and management skills by training, study, and the sharing of information and experiences with my fellow professionals".
In order to facilitate this, ITPA will track training/educational activities undertaken by members, and upon achieving a set number of approved "Professional Development Points" (PDPs) in a given calendar year, financial members will be recognised as a "Certified Professional Member", and able to provide a link to a publicly viewable education/training history.
Click here for more details about the ITPA Certified Practicing Member program.
|Annual Fee‡||FREE!||$165 yearly/|
* Certified Practicing Membership is granted to Professional Members who achieve and maintain the CPM requirements. See the Certified Practicing Member page for details about the ITPA Certified Practicing Member program.
† Honorary Life Membership is awarded to members who have demonstrated a significant, long-term dedication to the organisation and its goals.
‡ There is a $30 joining fee for all new paid memberships. All prices include GST.