Membership Procedure

Why and how to Join the NZSDRT Inc.?
There are many benefits when becoming a member of NZSDRT Inc. To join you need to fill in the
Membership form. For more specific detail on how to join, please contact our membership
coordinator by email DTmembership@diversionaltherapy.net.nz as soon as you can. We look
forward to welcoming you as part of our big NZSDRT Inc. family.


Membership Benefits
Some of the benefits of membership include but are not limited to the following (Nationally and Internationally):

  • Ongoing Peer Support
  • Access to Professional Development Days
  • Access to Regional Support Groups Meetings
  • Access to Local Seminars and Forums
  • Access to National and International Conferences
  • Meeting other DRTs in NZ and overseas
  • National and International Networking opportunities to discuss ideas and concepts
  • Advice on current NZ qualifications specific to our field
  • Newsletters
  • Social Media updates
  • Website – Members Login
  • Webinars
  • Pathway to gain National Registration to practice Diversional and Recreational Therapy


NZSDRT Inc. is committed to providing a professional service while meeting all ethical and
statutory requirements. We also recognize the need to provide direction and guidance to
educate and empower DRTs in their work practices.


Membership Application
Please note that new membership applications are accepted at the discretion of the
Executive Board.


⇒ Apply online by visiting – https://diversionaltherapy.net.nz/?page_id=4961
⇒ OR request a word form directly from DTmembership@diversionaltherapy.net.nz


Current Types of Memberships

  1. Full Membership $86.25 Inc. GST
    Full Membership is open to individuals currently employed in the field of Diversional
    Therapy. This includes Diversional Therapists, Motivation Therapists, Activities or
    Recreation Officers, Assistant Diversional Therapists, Occupational Therapy Aides.
    ONLY Full Members are entitled to vote.
  2. Associate Membership $86.25 Inc. GST
    Associate Membership is open to Students, Volunteers, Facilities Managers and other
    interested parties who wish to belong to the Society and are not currently employed as
    a Diversional Therapist. Associate Members are NOT eligible to vote.
  3. Friends of the Society $17.25 Inc. GST
    Remaining a Friend of the Society is open to past Members who have resigned or retired
    but would like to maintain their interest and contact with current information and events.
    Friend of the Society entitles you to receive quarterly Newsletters. Friends of the
    Society are not eligible to vote.
    Procedure
  4. Apply online or fill in the form. You must email the form directly to the
    Membership email.
  5. Pay the applicable Membership Fee to the NZSDRT Inc. account 03 1559 0022619
    00 (please use first and last name as your reference). If payment is not received in 7
    days, the application will be cancelled.
  6. The Membership Executive receives your application and acknowledges this through
    email.
  7. The Membership Executive confirms your fee payment and will process your New
    Membership Number.
  8. The Website master confirms your new Website Login details.
  9. You will receive an email of confirmation regarding your new Membership Status
    and your logins to the website.
  10. A Membership Badge will be sent via post to your personal address.
    The full process takes between 2 -3 weeks approximately
    Resignation
    • Any Member wishing to resign shall give NOTICE IN WRITING to the Secretary
    as per the Constitution.
    • Non-payment of fees does not constitute a resignation.
    • A Member is liable for Membership fees up to the end of the
    financial year in which notice of resignation is received
    .
    The NZSDRT Inc. financial year begins on 1st July each year.
    Important – We strongly recommend that you apply online