Membership categories

Emerging managers

  • Student .Available to students undertaking an approved graduate or undergraduate or vocational course of study in a health management stream, and are yet to embark on a full-time adult life career. Members in the Student category do not have ACHSM voting rights.

  • Member. The Member category is specifically for those who have a strong interest in health management or in pursuing a health or aged care management career but may not have the specific qualifications or type of experience specified in the other membership categories (noting that the higher Associate Fellow category  requires more than 3 years senior health management experience and a qualification in health management).

    The Member category is ideal for aspiring or emerging managers in health or aged care or those who simply want to enjoy the benefits of membership and information and services afforded by membership. It is also ideal for legal professionals, engineers or architects who have a specific interest in healthcare leadership.Members in the Member category have ACHSM voting rights and can use the Post-Nominals MCHSM.

Established managers
  • Associate Fellow. You must Have either satisfactory completed a recognized qualification in health management or another other tertiary qualification approved by the Board and have been in a senior health management position for three (3) years or have been a full time health management academic for at least three (3) years. Members in the Associate Fellow category have ACHSM voting rights and can use the Post-Nominals AFCHSM. 

    A person who has the required level of senior management experience in health management (over 3 years) but does not have a Health Management qualification may apply for special consideration for decision by the College Board based on extensive health management experience or another qualification they wish considered by the Board.
Experienced managers 
  • Fellow. This is the highest membership category awarded in the College. 

     To be eligible to enter the Fellowship program you must score at least 25 points on the eligibility scoring chart provided on the website and in Fellowship Manual. Candidates are expected to participate in the study groups as part of the Fellowship program . Members in the Fellow category have ACHSM voting rights and can use the Post-Nominals FCHSM.

Seen it all?
  • Retired. This is the ideal way to stay in touch with former colleagues and keep up with the latest industry news. This membership category is available to existing members who are no longer in paid employment due to retirement.Members in the Retired category do not have ACHSM voting rights.
  • Life Member. A prestigious recognition for individuals who have rendered conspicuous service to the College. Life membership cannot be applied for and is awarded by the Board. Members in the Life Member category have ACHSM voting rights.

Membership is managed by the ACHSM team at the national office in Sydney, Australia. You may be eligible for NZIHM membership if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • A graduate or student of an accredited Health Service Management Course

  • A senior Health Manager with other tertiary qualifications

  • A full time academic involved in the field of Health Service Management

  • A senior Health Service Manager

Fees and How to Join