Membership eligibility

Full membership of the DEAI is open to applicants holding a tertiary degree level qualification in Disability and Developmental Education studies or equivalent as approved by the DEAI, who agree to abide by the Code of Ethics and Practice for Developmental Educators and DEAI Constitution. Student membership is available to students enrolled in a tertiary disability studies degree recognised by the DEAI. Please refer to the information below for further details:


Membership categories

Notice 18/4/2018: The DEAI wishes to advise that the DEAI membership has carried the vote at the Extraordinary Meeting held on 10th April, to increase the membership fee.

This is to support the increase in business activities  and work undertaken by the DEAI Committee to maintain and continue to grow the profession. Minutes from the meeting are available upon request from

From the 1st May 2018 the membership fee will be as follows:

Full membership: $110

Associate membership: $49

Student membership: $49 (membership for 1st year disability studies students will remain free for the 1st year)


Full Membership - $85
Associate Membership - $39
Student Membership - $39


Recognition of equivalent qualifications


Comparable qualifications