Membership

Membership

Application for Membership is open to any registered medical practitioner, or registered nurse, who is involved in, or has an interest in, the delivery of clinical forensic and/or medical services in the area of sexual assault/abuse medicine.

Associate Membership is open to registered nurses contributing to and actively working in sexual assault/abuse management.

There are two types of DSAC Membership and a 'Friend of DSAC' Subscription option that can be applied for:

  1. 1. Doctor and Nurse Membership Subscription - includes:
    • DSAC Manual Online
    • Journal Club
    • Member Updates
    • Bulletins
    • Option to purchase hard copy of the DSAC Manual at a discounted rate
  2. 2. DSAC Associate Membership Subscription (Nurses only) - includes:
    • Member Updates
    • Bulletins
    • Option to subscribe to DSAC Manual Online at a discounted rate
    • Option to purchase hard copy of the DSAC Manual at a discounted rate
    • Option to subscribe to the DSAC Journal Club
  3. 3. 'Friend of DSAC' Subscription (Doctors no longer clinically active in sexual assault medicine but still eligible for DSAC membership in accordance with the DSAC Inc. rules) - includes:
    • Member Updates (on request)
    • Bulletins (on request)
    • Option to subscribe to DSAC Manual Online at a discounted rate
    • Option to purchase hard copy of the DSAC Manual at a discounted rate

Benefits

By becoming a member of DSAC, we provide you with the following benefits:

Trusted advice from peers and fellow members through:

  • Networking opportunities
  • Support and mentorship from experienced clinicians
  • Facilitated peer/expert review, including Court support and advice

Access to resources and updates:

  • Receipt of member updates and bulletins
  • Medical/forensic email updates
  • Reduced DSAC course registration fees for advanced training
  • Reduced DSAC provisional and re-accreditation fees
  • Access to the DSAC library for copies of journal articles required for Court

Membership/Subscription Application and Membership/Subscription Renewal

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member/subscriber or renewing your membership/subscription.

The DSAC Membership/Subscription year runs for 12 months from the date that full membership/subscription payment is received.

You can download the DSAC Membership and Friend of DSAC Subscription Form. Instructions for returning to the DSAC office are on the form.

Membership/Subscription is subject to DSAC Executive approval, in accordance with DSAC Inc. rules, clauses 4a, 4b, 4c, 4g, 5a, 5b and 5c (details of which can be obtained from the DSAC National Office). Please note that by submitting the membership/subscription form you are agreeing to abide by the DSAC Member Code of Conduct as specified in the attached DSAC Membership Agreement.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive notice via email that your application is pending. Your application will be considered by the DSAC Executive at their next meeting (held every two months). You will then be notified of the outcome of your application and invoiced for payment. Note: the Executive may request a reference in support of your application. Please do not hesitate to contact Victoria Larbalestier, if you have any questions.

Please note: Full Membership benefits will not be provided until the Membership application has been approved by the DSAC Executive, and full payment has been received.