What's in it for me?

Our members receive an extensive array of benefits that provide financial, educational and professional opportunities. The following lists a few of the services our members enjoy:

Educational Opportunities
  • Educational seminars and workshops
  • Advanced Life Support programs and certification
  • Resuscitation Instructor certification
  • Defibrillation competency and resuscitation skills updates
  • Study days
  • State Branch Continuing Education Meetings
  • National Annual Scientific Meeting on Intensive Care (ASM)
  • National Annual Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Conference
  • National Annual Institute of Continuing Education Meeting (ICE)

Professional Opportunities

  • Sharing information through our refereed journal Australian Critical Care and Critical Times newsletter
  • Eligibility for enrolment on the ALS database
  • Networking through participation in local and interstate educational meetings
  • Developing presentation and organisational skills by joining the activities of the branch committees
  • Gaining a Critical Care Credential
  • Act as a peer reviewer or Editorial Board member for College publications


Financial Support
  • Discounts on registration to local study days, meetings, courses, workshops and seminars
  • Funding grants for assistance to attend study days, courses, meetings and local, interstate and international conferences through state branches and the National Education Fund
  • Scholarship opportunities for further education
  • Travel and research grants through the National Education Fund and Research Grant
  • Discounts on publications for Specialist Critical Care Nurses

Industry partner discounts
  • Take advantage of the Commonwealth Bank Member & Employee Plus Program. This personalised service offers you great home loan packages, with significant savings on everyday banking and insurance products
  • Budget Rent A Car deals - corporate rates for ACCCN members.
  • crocs @ work - 20% off selected work shoes.

Professional Recognition
  • Support and/or assistance to present free papers at State and National Conferences
  • Opportunity to participate on Advisory Panels, Special Interest Groups or other committees
  • Support and/or assistance to publish in the journal Australian Critical Care or Critical Times newsletter
  • Opportunity to be an invited speaker both in Australia and overseas through the ACCCN Speakers database

Access to Member's Login
  • Each member receives a unique username and password which grants them access to the members-only facilities on our website, including online access to publications.
  • You can also update your personal details and register for courses/events.

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**To join ACCCN you must be a registered nurse who is presently permitted to practise as a registered (Division 1) nurse, or equivalent, in accordance with the laws applicable to any State or Territory of Australia; or a person registered as a nurse, or presently permitted to practise as a nurse, in accordance with the laws applicable to the country of their residence