Becoming a member


What we offer

A HIMAA membership offers you access to eNews bulletins, our monthly eNewsletter, our two HIM journals – as well as discounts to publications such as our authoritative Australian Dictionary of Clinical Abbreviations, Acronyms and Symbols, our annual National Conference, local Branch Professional Development programs, and much more.

Subscription to the HIM Journal and HIM-Interchange

You will be able to access digital issues of the internationally impact-rated Health Information Management Journal and editions of the practical based HIM-Interchange. You will also gain access to online versions through the HIMAA Website.

HIMAA Matters and eAlerts direct to your inbox

Our monthly eNewsletter HIMAA Matters along with eAlerts containing up to date information will be sent direct to your preferred email’s inbox.

Pulse+IT Website Subscription

As a financial HIMAA Member, you receive a complimentary subscription to the Pulse+IT Website.

Participation in the Professional Credentialing Scheme

HIMAA’s Professional Credentialing Scheme is complimentary for members to gain the post-nominal CHIM (Certified Health Information Manager) for Full or New Graduate Members or CHIP (Certified Health Information Practitioner) for Senior Associate or Associate Members.

Eligibility for discounts under the HIMAA Referral Program

The HIMAA Referral Program gives current members the opportunity to be rewarded for helping to invite new members to HIMAA.

To become a HIMAA member

This takes you to our member portal where you can sign up to become a HIMAA member.

To become a HIMAA member

This takes you to our member portal where you can sign up to become a HIMAA member.


Benefit/Membership Category

Full Senior Associate Associate


Professional Development
Discounted conference registration Special Rate
Exclusive member only branch activities Special Rate
Discounted webinar registrations Special Rate
Workforce & Grant Opportunities
Industry consultation & advocacy

Access to Research Grant Scheme
Post-nominal Credential: CHIM or CHIP N.A
Fellowship recognition (FHIMAA) N.A N.A N.A
Publications & Resources
Monthly HIMAA Matters for latest industry news
eAlerts for prioritised EOIs opportunity
Free subscription to digital HIM-Interchange
Free subscription to digital Health Information Management Journal (HIMJ)

Free subscription to Pulse+IT digital resources

Products & Services
Discounted clinical coder training through HIMAA Education Services N.A
Discounts on Books Special Rate
Discounted job advertisements N.A
Discounted membership fee via Referral Program N.A
Membership rewards
Eligible for nomination as Board Director/Branch or Network Convenor N.A N.A
Eligible for nomination as Branch Executive
Eligible to vote at any general meeting of the Association N.A N.A
Eligible to vote at a meeting of the Branch
Participation in Special Interest Group
Participation in committee/sub-committee of the Board/working group
Recognition of Life Membership status N.A N.A
Discounted CHIA Certification N.A
Priority access to ‘’Hot Job of the week’’

Membership Information

Full member

A graduate of a Health Information Management degree program accredited by the Association or accredited by another entity recognised by the Association through a Memorandum of Understanding.

Senior Associate

A graduate of an Approved Program or have a minimum of five years senior level experience in the Health Information industry


Individuals who are working in or are affiliated with the Health Information industry. This also includes students of our HIMAA Education Services Clinical Coding courses.

New Graduate

Individuals who have graduated within the past 12 months with a HIMAA-Accredited University degree from one of the accredited universities, or a HIMAA Approved Program.


Individuals currently undertaking a course of study (full or part-time) of a HIMAA-Accredited University Course who are not in full-time employment. Students studying other related university courses are welcome to apply and will be assessed on a case by case basis – to apply click here.


Persons who are Full Members who have practised in Health Information Management, have been a Full Member for a minimum of seven continuous years, and have made a significant contribution to the field of Health Information Management as recognised by the Board. Fellowship entitles the member to bear the post nominal FHIMAA.

If you qualify for one of these Membership categories but are retired, on maternity leave, or working less than 15 hours per week, please contact our Membership Officer (at about Membership at a concessional rate.

Documentation will be required to support your application at the concessional rate.

Organisations who have at least three staff members that join as HIMAA members can apply for Organisational Membership.

Benefits include:

  • A discount for each individual membership
  • One invoice for the entire group of individual memberships
  • Group discounts for HIMAA National Conference and PD events
  • Free job advertisements on HIMAA’s WorkWeb site – to view the site Click Here
  • Priority opportunity to either sponsor or exhibit at the National Conference
  • Priority opportunity to sponsor state branch events
  • Subscription to the HIM Journal and HIM-Interchange sent to a nominated person
  • HIMAA Matters (monthly eNewsletter) and eAlerts sent to a nominated person
  • The nominated staff member receives full membership benefits relevant to their membership category
  • Free listing of company logo on our website – organisational members (here)


Organisational Member Options 

Individual Member Member Discount Free Job Ads (WorkWeb)
3 – 6 5% 1
7 – 12 10% 3
13 + 15% 5


  • Organisational Membership discounts are available for Full, Senior Associate, and Associate Member categories
  • Discounts are not available for New Graduate membership
  • Job Ads (WorkWeb) should be used within the paid membership year

To join, please complete the attached Organisational Member & Individual Nominee Forms. Once completed, please email them to