HTA membership is available as a Subscription, automatically renewing on an Annual basis until cancelled. At the moment, only a single Subscription package is available which provides access to all HTA Services. At the time that this PREMIUM Subscription is purchased it is set up to synchronise to a 1st July anniversary. The purpose of synchronising to the financial year is to simplify members’ keeping of records of their membership expenses, including costs of ongoing professional development, for taxation purposes.
An application is initiated by completing the application form available under this tab. Applicants are required to include in their application proof that they have graduated from an HTA approved training course. If membership is approved, a Membership Number is attached to the application and a Subscription is set up spanning the period from the date of Application until the next July 1st. This initial Subscription is structured as an initial Setup Fee of $15.00 coupled with a 3, 6, or 9 month payment through to 30th June depending on the date of application. The Subscription then converts to an annual $75.00 subscription on July 1st. As a concession to the impact of the pandemic a special discount is in place until Dec 31st 2020 which limits the cost of 2020-21 membership to $30.00.
An Invoice for the Setup Fee and membership through to 30th June is then sent to the applicant’s email address which requires banking details to be provided, either for automatic payments by credit card or direct debit.
This Invoice, the only time you will be asked to provide your banking details, is hosted on the website of the Stripe payment system. If you’re unfamiliar with Stripe, it is somewhat analogous to PayPal. Like PayPal, it provides a range of financial services with a small fee attached to every transaction. HTA never has access to your banking details.