Applications for Membership (Associate and Provisional)
Applications for Associate and Provisional membership are considered by the Registration Board between 1st Feb and 1st Dec each year.
No new applications are considered in December and January as this is our busiest time of year.
To facilitate this process, applicants are requested to keep supporting documentation succinct and avoid sending large quantities of paperwork. Applications are preferred electronically.
- Application for Provisional Membership (PDF)
- Application for Associate Membership (PDF)
- Ministry of Justice Request Form for Police Check (PDF)
What is the difference between Associate and Provisional membership?
An Associate Member is a full, registered member of the IRMTNZ, and this status can be granted by the Registration Board to a person who can show s/he is a musical performer at the level of, for example, ATCL, DipABRSM, AMusNZ or 200-level performance at a University, and be able to teach from beginners to higher grades, or has completed the IRMT Foundation Course. In some cases lesson observations may be required, and references from IRMT members. Associate Members have full voting rights, pay the appropriate registration fee and annual subscription, and are encouraged also to join their local branch.
A Provisional Member is a person seeking to become a qualified private music teacher who can show s/he is a musical performer at the level of Advanced Certificate (Trinity) or 100-level performance music at a University. No qualification or experience in music teaching is required, but applicants must satisfactorily complete a Police Check. Provisional Members are given a mentor to guide them through a two-year process (with negotiable extension to three years if circumstances require) that will lead to their meeting the requirements of Associate Membership. Provisional Members have no voting rights and pay a modest subscription. They can attend IRMTNZ Continuous Professional Development events at a reduced fee.
Important Note: Applications for Provisional and Associate Membership will not be considered for review by the Registration Board until they have been fully completed, the application fee paid and supporting documentation provided, and the results of the police check received. It takes at least 8 weeks to obtain a police check and then a further 2 weeks for the Registration Board to review your application, so please plan accordingly. Please be patient and wait for the Registrar to contact you with the Registration Board decision. Please note that no new applications are reviewed during December and January as this is our busiest time of year.
Applications for Affiliate membership (Individual and Organisation)
This category of membership is by invitation from the Council of the Institute. The Council may invite individual persons to apply for the status of Affiliate who are not music teachers but who have an interest in supporting the aims and objectives of the Institute. The Council may invite organisations in the music industry or involved with music education which have an interest in supporting the aims and objectives of the Institute to apply for the status of Affiliate Organisation.
- Invitation Letter – Affiliate Individual (PDF)
- Application for Affiliate Individual (PDF)
- Invitation Letter – Affiliate Organisation (PDF)
- Application for Affiliate Organisation (PDF)