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Select the membership type that is appropriate for you and join now. Full and Student applications will be reviewed by the membership committee. A membership certificate will be sent to you when approved. THA membership is for 12 months and auto-renews annually until you cancel. Contact us for further information.

Student membership

$66

/ Per year

Benefits

Opportunity to contribute via sub-committees of the National Council

  • – Free or discounted + webinars
  • – Free or discounted events
  • – Discounted annual conference registration
  • – Networking opportunities
  • – National Council

Students must be enrolled in and provide evidence of, a course relevant to therapeutic horticulture.

For more information on pathways to full membership, please download this information sheet and start using our free downloadable evidence template: Download Evidence Sheet

Associate Membership

$66

/ Per year

Benefits

As per Student Membership benefits for non-students:

  • – Opportunity to contribute via sub-committees of the National Council

For more information on pathways to full membership, please download this information sheet and start using our free downloadable evidence template: Download Evidence Sheet

Full Membership

$150

/ Per year

Benefits

As per Associate Membership benefits PLUS:

  • – THA recognition as a qualified therapeutic horticulture practitioner or researcher
  • – Inclusion in membership directory
  • – AGM voting rights
  • – Opportunity to contribute on the THA National committee
  • – Use of the THA Logo

To be eligible for full membership you must meet one of the following criteria. You will be asked to upload supporting evidence as part of the application.

Level A:

Dual Qualifications* held in Horticulture and Allied Health/Social Services (*minimum AQF level 3)

Level B: 

A Qualification* held in either Horticulture OR Allied Health/Social services PLUS evidence of 120 hours of validated therapeutic horticulture work experience (*minimum AQF level 3)

Level C: 

Therapeutic Horticulture experience supported by 400 hours of validated evidence.

Full member please enjoy our free downloadable evidence template: Download Evidence Sheet

Our commitment to members

Inclusivity

We enhance the capacity of communities, organisations and individuals to support people to experience full and meaningful lives through engagement in therapeutic horticulture. We welcome members from all walks of life who share our vision and mission

Integrity

We endorse, support, facilitate and deliver evidence-informed, ethical, horticultural-based activities that impact positively on human health and wellbeing. We provide advocacy, training, recognition and a forum to share knowledge, ideas and action.

Compassion

We reflect an understanding of human needs and capacity, by supporting practice focused to ease suffering, enhance wellbeing, capacity and outcomes.

Sustainability

We operate in a transparent manner, practicing good governance, responsible financial management and progressive sector development.

Caring cultivation

We promote the benefits for human health and wellbeing through the cultivation of plants, and support positive impacts from horticulture on the health of the planet.

Foundational GOLD Sponsors

THA acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.

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