AHPA is a non-profit incorporated association which relies on its member organisations for funding and support. Day to day management is via an executive officer and secretariat, currently supported by the Australian Psychological Society. Other member organisations’ staff undertake project work for AHPA as required. AHPA has Ordinary Members and Associate Members.
The Directors of AHPA are appointed by Ordinary Members in accordance with the Constitution – usually the Ordinary Member’s CEO or in some cases, Council member. The AHPA Board of the Directors is responsible for the management and control of AHPA and of its funds and policies. Directors are unpaid, but member organisations are expected to meet their travel and other expenses.
The AHPA Board meetings are held in Melbourne with teleconference links for those unable to attend in person. The Board Governance meetings occur quarterly. In addition the Directors, with the CEOs of the Associate Members in attendance, meet monthly at Board Management meetings to progress the operational objectives of AHPA: to meet with high-level representatives of government; to share information; develop public policies and plan strategies to advocate for allied health.