Category eligibility & fees

Category eligibility & fees
HFESA accepts membership applications for grades of Student, Affiliate, Full Member, and Certified Professional Ergonomist.


This category is intended for any full time student who is interested in human factors, ergonomics, and related sub-disciplines. It is a low-cost option to encourage students to become involved, and discover more about human factors and ergonomics.
In order to be eligible for this level of membership, you must be able to provide proof of Full-time student status.


This category is intended for any individual who is interested in human factors and ergonomics, but who does not fulfill the requirements to become a Full Member. It provides an opportunity for interested individuals to expand their skills in ergonomics and human factors, and to become involved in the community. Applications to become an Affiliate member are completed online.

Full Member

This category is for individuals that have completed tertiary qualifications in ergonomics and hold one years pre or post qualification experience or hold tertiary qualifications in a related discipline and 2 years substantiated experience in ergonomics and are currently practising in ergonomics.
This level of membership requires completion of an application that is submitted to the General Secretary for consideration. Upon All Full Members are required to support the Society and its Aim and abides by the Code of Practice.

Certified Professional Ergonomist

Please refer to the Becoming a Certified Professional Ergonomist page for detailed information on the process.


The current fees for 2016/2017 (the membership year commences on 1 July) are shown below. Note: Fees are pro-rated from 1 October annually.

Please note: Membership renewal payments received after 30th September 2016 will now incur a late fee of $33.00.

Membership Category Fee Additional notes
Student (Full time only) Complimentary Proof of full-time status is required
Retired $50
Affiliate $200
Full Member $300 Please refer to the Membership Matrix for membership requirements
Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) $400 Please refer to the Membership Matrix for membership requirements
HFESA Corporate $600
SIG Corporate $600 Similar to the HFESA corporate, but only receives information / benefits associated with a single SIG ( Cover is for up to three staff. Additional staff can be added at the affiliate membership rate.)
JOINING FEE $33 The joining fee is payable by all membership categories except Student (full-time) and the corporate members.

Connect newsletter

Sign up to our newsletter to receive the latest HFESA news & events.