Some frequently asked membership questions are answered below. If you have additional questions after reviewing this list, please use the Contact TCANZ Membership Secretary form.
What are the benefits of TCANZ membership?TCANZ serves as a forum for technical communicators throughout New Zealand and offers a variety of professional development, networking and support opportunities. Details of membership benefits are listed on the Membership page.
Yes. Organisations with three or more staff involved in any aspect of technical communication are encouraged to join TCANZ as corporate members. For more information, see the Corporate Membership page.
How much is the TCANZ membership subscription?Annual subscription rates are based on the membership type: individual, student or corporate. Full details of the current subscription rates are on the Subscription Information page. There is a joining fee for individual and corporate members to cover administration costs.
What qualifications are required to become a TCANZ member?Membership of TCANZ is open to anyone who wishes to join the Association. Membership is most appropriate for those who are involved in the development of business or technical documentation either on paper or online. For further details, see TCANZ Membership Terms and Conditions and also "Who belongs to TCANZ?" below.
Who belongs to TCANZ?TCANZ's membership includes technical communicators employed in a wide range of job disciplines including technical and business writers, editors, graphic artists, illustrators, managers, educators, trainers, students and independent consultants.
What is required to qualify as a TCANZ student member?To qualify as a student member, students must be engaged in full-time or part-time study of technical communications and related subjects and must provide a photocopy of their student ID card for the current academic year.
How many members are there in the TCANZ?In March 2013, TCANZ has 88 individual members, 10 student members and 206 corporate members in 31 companies throughout New Zealand. Most members are located in the main centres with about 32% in Auckland, 38% in Christchurch, 28% in Wellington and the remainder in other areas (including the UK).
Can I form a local TCANZ branch?TCANZ is keen to encourage members to form local branches. To discuss how to go about forming a branch in your area, please contact TCANZ President. TCANZ already has several local branches.
Does TCANZ hold a conference?Yes. The TCANZ conference is every two years. Recent conferences include:
Does TCANZ run training courses?Yes. TCANZ runs training workshops and webinars on areas of interest related to technical communication. The workshops are scheduled 2-3 times each year and are normally held in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. The webinars may also be scheduled 2-3 times each year.
Has TCANZ conducted a salary survey, and if so, how can I obtain a copy?TCANZ has conducted salary and hourly-rate surveys annually since 2000. The results of these surveys are are available to TCANZ members only on the members area of the TCANZ website.
How do I find out financial information about TCANZ?If you need to find out our GST or bank account number or other details relating to making or receiving payments, please contact the Business Manager. Some financial information is available in our payment terms and conditions.