1.      Member Eligibility

  • Any not-for-profit organisation (however incorporated) which is engaged in the delivery of programs and services to assist unemployed people and other disadvantaged people to gain and retain employment may apply for membership.

2.      Associate Member Eligibility

  • Associate Members must always be a not for profit organisation (however incorporated) that purchases professional subscription services provided by Jobs Australia. If it agrees (in writing) that it supports and will actively support the stated objects of Jobs Australia and continues to do so at all times.

3.      Applying for Membership

  • Membership applications must be submitted, and eligibility criteria assessed by Jobs Australia.
  • Associate Member applications can be assessed by Jobs Australia staff and recommended to Jobs Australia CEO for approval.
  • Applications for membership shall be posted on the Jobs Australia Website for 21 days, with an invitation to Members to advise whether such application should be refused. In the event that there is no objection to an application the membership will be approved. Please see the Jobs Australia Constitution for more information.
  • Once a membership application is received and approved, members can commence receiving services from Jobs Australia concurrent to the invoicing being processed.

4.      Purchase of Membership

  • If you are successful in your Jobs Australia Membership application, Jobs Australia will send you an email confirmation within 7 working days. A membership package will be sent by digital delivery to your organisations selected email account or by mail to your usual place of business if preferred. Memberships should be received within 14 business days of processing by Jobs Australia.
  • Jobs Australia reserves the right to not accept a Membership application at any time in its absolute discretion.
  • Along with membership offerings, Jobs Australia also offer a host of professional Business Services from experienced individuals as an add-on product offering (fee for service).

5.      Membership Fee

  • JA membership fees are set by the board.
  • Membership fees are paid in full at the commencement of the financial year.
  • Lapsed members will be expected to pay for the full year of membership, regardless of when they join during the financial year.

6.      Privacy

  • Jobs Australia will only use personal information it collects for its original purpose that is disclosed at the time of collection. However, Jobs Australia may disclose personal information it holds where there is a legal duty to do so, including circumstances where a lawful duty of care to disclose information exists. Where this is the case, Jobs Australia will notify the member in writing of who the information was given to and what information was given.

7.      Terms of Membership

  • Subject to the following terms and conditions, Jobs Australia Membership benefits will be available to your organisation from July 1, each financial year subject to receipt of payment.
  • When changes are made to the membership terms and conditions that require legal consent or approval, Jobs Australia will ask its members for consent or approval. Jobs Australia reserves the right to terminate membership of organisations who do not provide their consent or approval of the new terms and conditions. Members may terminate their membership agreement if they no longer wish to be tied to the changed terms and conditions.
  • Jobs Australia retains the right, without prior notification to individual members, to change the terms and conditions of its membership programme. Any such changes will be published on the website and will become effective 14 days after these changes were announced, unless otherwise stipulated. Members are responsible for keeping informed about any changes to the membership terms and conditions.
  • Members have full access to all relevant member services delivered by Jobs Australia. They are also entitled to:

i.     receive notice of a meeting of Jobs Australia.

ii.     vote at meetings of Jobs Australia.

iii.     nominate a candidate for election to the Board of Jobs Australia; or

iv.     vote at an election

  • Associate Member status provides access to Business Services only. No other member services are applicable to this category. Business Services are primarily costed and quoted on a fee-for-service basis. This is advised on each initial unique inquiry.
  • Associate Members shall have the right to receive such information about the activities of Jobs Australia as the Board may determine (in its absolute discretion) from time to time.  An Associate Member shall not be entitled to:

i.      receive notice of a meeting of Jobs Australia.

ii.      vote at meetings of Jobs Australia.

iii.      nominate a candidate for election to the Board of Jobs Australia; or

iv.      vote at an election

  • Each member shall appoint in writing a ‘Representative’ to act as and exercise the membership rights of such member and vote in Jobs Australia Board matters. See the Constitution for further information.
  • Each Member and/or Associate Member shall appoint a natural person to act as the ‘Business Admin’ responsible for the membership. All communication around an organisation’s membership will be directed to this person.
  • It is the members responsibility to keep all contacts current.
  • Membership shall not be transferable.

8.      Misuse of Membership

  • In the event of misuse of the Jobs Australia Membership, Jobs Australia reserves the right to exclude the member(s) in question from the membership program. Such misuse may include, but is not limited to, behaviour which is troublesome or shows a lack of respect towards staff, partners or suppliers, criminal actions or actions that are generally regarded to be immoral, unethical or contrary to these membership terms and conditions.
  • Members must not give non-members access to their membership or circulate member-only content, publications or resources etc.

9.      Fair Use

  • Members and Associate Members access to Jobs Australia business services is governed by ‘fair usage’ terms.
  • Jobs Australia may restrict access to business services if we deem that a Member service is unreasonable if our Business Services are used in a way that is contrary to the way we intended them to be used, or unacceptable.

10.    Termination of Membership

  • Subject to the Jobs Australia Constitution and Rules, Jobs Australia may

i.      expel a member from Jobs Australia;

ii.      suspend a member from membership of Jobs Australia for a specified period; or

iii.      fine a member

  • If Jobs Australia is of the opinion that the member has refused or neglected to comply with the Jobs Australia Constitution; or has been guilty of conduct unbecoming a member or prejudicial to the interest of Jobs Australia.
  • Notice of termination will be sent via email to the CEO (or equivalent role) or will be posted as notification on the Jobs Australia website.

11.    Discontinuation of Membership

  • Should Jobs Australia need to discontinue one or all memberships due to conditions pertaining to legislation, a court decision or a prohibition by public authorities, Jobs Australia will not be held responsible for any losses to the individual member that may ensue from this discontinuation. Jobs Australia will, as far as possible, attempt to inform individual members as soon as possible if the circumstances described under this point should it arise.

12.    Membership Payments

  • Access to Jobs Australia services are dependent on a membership being financial. If a membership is not paid within the renewal period, then service will not be provided until any outstanding monies have been retrieved.
  • Jobs Australia will send no more than 3 renewal notifications throughout the renewal period.
  • Members will have 30 days to pay their renewal invoice, from the ‘pay by’ date.
  • Should membership not be renewed within 30 days, membership will automatically be cancelled by Jobs Australia and access to all services will cease immediately. Access to Jobs Australia services will only recommence once membership is re-established as financial, and any outstanding monies have been retrieved.

13.    Feedback

  • Your feedback is important in helping us to provide a high level of service. If you have any comments or questions about Jobs Australia and the Business Services available, please do not hesitate to get in touch via the feedback tab on our website.

14.    Cancellation of Membership

  • Members can cancel their membership with Jobs Australia at any time by writing to Jobs Australia.
  • Only the staff member nominated as the membership’s Business Admin, or an organisation’s CEO, can resign membership.
  • Cancellation to be made by written notification from member CEO (or equivalent role) and sent to our Membership department.