Becoming a member


What we offer

HIMAA offers you weekly eNews bulletins, a monthly eNewsletter, publications such as our authoritative Australian Dictionary of Clinical Abbreviations, Acronyms and Symbols, our two journals of HIM, a national annual conference of international standing, local Branch PD, 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 posted to your chosen address three times per year. You also have 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 HIMAA Member you receive a subscription to the Pulse+IT Website. Your login details will be sent to you separately within 2 weeks

Participation in the Professional Credentialing Scheme

HIMAA’s Professional Credentialing Scheme allows members free of charge 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 (used to call Recruitment Scheme) gives current members the opportunity to get benefits for helping to recruit 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

FullNew GraduateSenior AssociateAssociate


Eligible for Discounts on Membership Renewal & Conference Registration under the Membership Recruitment Scheme 





Discount Registration at Annual Conference 




Subscription to Health Information Management Journal and Health Information Management Interchange 




Online Only
Subscription to Pulse+IT Magazine 



Discounted HIMAA Professional Development Programs & Activities





HIMAA Matters monthly eNewsletter and eAlerts




Access to the members only portal




Discounts on publications




Free Participation in the HIMAA Professional Credentialing Scheme




Discounted Certified Clinical Coder postnominal




Discounted Clinical Coder training through our Education Services Department




Eligible to stand for nomination to HIMAA National Board




Eligible to stand for nomination as a Branch President/Network Convenor




Eligible to stand for nomination as a Branch/Network Committee Member 




Membership Information

Full member
Australian Residents $330 | Overseas Residents $385

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
Australian Residents $285 | Overseas Residents $340

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

Australian Residents $245 | Overseas Residents $295

Individuals who are interested in, are working in, committed to or affiliated with the health information industry and are ineligible for Full member or Senior Associate member

New Graduate
Australian Residents $165 | Overseas Residents $205

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 (studying full-time or part-time) of a HIMAA Accredited or HIMAA Approved Program who is not in full-time employment. Students studying other related 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 practiced in health information management, who 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.

Organisations are able to join HIMAA Membership provided they have a minimum of three nominees who fall under one of the individual categories. The benefits are that the organisation receives a 20% discount off each individual membership, which are then grouped and invoiced to the organisation.

The current organisation rates are below:

Membership Category:
Australian Rate (incl. GST)
Overseas Rate
Full Member
New Graduate Member
Senior Associate Member
Associate Member

The nominees each receive the same benefits as their relevant membership category whilst the organisation receives the following:

  • Subscription to the HIM Journal and HIM-Interchange
  • HIMAA Matters (monthly eNewsletter) and eAlerts sent to nominated person
  • A HIMAA Organisational Membership banner to display on your organistion’s website
  • 10% off advertising in the HIM Journal, HIM Interchange, & HIMAA Matters
  • Priority opportunity to either sponsor or exhibit at the National Conference
  • Priority opportunity to sponsor state branch events
  • Free WorkWeb Advertisements (number of ads depending on your number of nominees, refer to table below) plus additional advertisements at the member’s rate
Number of Nominees
Number of Free
WorkWeb Advertisements
3 to 5
6 to 9

To join today fill out the attached Organisational Member Form as well as each nominee filling out the Organisational Nominee Member Form and either:

Scan and email to
Send via Fax to 02 9887 5895
Mail to:
HIMAA Membership Officer, Locked Bag 2045, North Ryde, NSW, 1670, Australia

MEMB HIMAA MembershipApplicationForm Organisation Membership 1July2015

MEMB HIMAA MembershipApplicationForm Organisation Nominee 1July2015

If you qualify for one of these Membership categories but are retired, on maternity leave, or workingless 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.

To enquire about membership categories or concessional membership rates, please contact the HIMAA Membership Officer at or 02 9887 5002.