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BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP OF THE NZIFST

Our members are:

Informed

Members receive 6 issues per year of the Institute's official journal, Food New Zealand as well as a fortnightly e-newsletter, NIBBLES. They have access to the member-only section of this website where they can maintain their own contact records or search for another member. 

Networked

Most branches organise monthly meetings. Members receive significant discounts at NZIFST organised events including the annual conference, professional development courses and branch activities. 

Recognised

Professional Members are eligible to use the post-nominal MNZIFST after their name - giving them instant recognition that they meet professional leadership and competence criteria. Professional Members may be nominated for promotion to Fellowship (FNZIFST) to further recognise their substantial contribution or outstanding service to the profession of food science and technology. 
The Institute also has a portfolio of awards and scholarships for which members can apply or be nominated.

Professional

NZIFST offers professional development through its annual conference. Sponsorships for registration and travel are available. 
Each year the NZIFST nominates and funds a potential industry leader to attend the IFT Emerging Leaders Network in the USA.

NZIFST is governed by our Constitution and all members must adhere to our Code of Ethics.
Please  CLICK HERE  to see copies of these.

CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP

The Institute offers several levels of membership, depending on your interests and level of achievement. Membership is open to any person who has an interest in the food industry. You may apply as a STUDENT, GRADUATE, STANDARD or PROFESSIONAL Member. 

FELLOW is a member who has been recognised for their substantial contribution or outstanding service to the profession of food science and technology. It is an honour award and cannot be applied for.

The criteria for membership is as follows:

STUDENT Member

Any person is entitled to "Student" Membership who is a full time student at a New Zealand tertiary institution as approved by Council, with privileges and subscription rates as Council may decide. Membership is on a calendar-year basis. The membership subscription must be paid at time of application and Student members must re-apply for membership each year.
EXCEPTION: Any Under/Post-graduate student undertaking their study as part of an employment contract or industry graduate programme is not eligible for this membership and should apply for “Standard” membership. However, if this student was a previous Student member then they may be eligible for Graduate membership so please enquire.

Student Members have no voting rights.

    ONLINE APPLICATION FORM here: NZIFST Student Membership Application

GRADUATE Member 

Student members who have completed their studies are entitled to TWO years Standard membership at reduced GRADUATE subscription rates. (Graduate members should use the Standard Member application form below)

STANDARD Member

A Standard Member is any person who is:

    Active in any aspect of food science, food technology, food engineering or in any related discipline,
    Managing operations where food science, food technology or food engineering is conducted,
    Disseminating knowledge of food science, food technology or food engineering as it is applied to his / her products, processes or equipment, OR IS
    Scientifically trained and working in food science, food technology, food engineering or any related discipline.

Standard Members have restricted voting rights, but may be office bearers of the Institute. They are not permitted to use the Institute letters as a post-nominal after their name.

    ONLINE APPLICATION FORM here:NZIFST Standard Membership

PROFESSIONALMember

Professional Member status may be awarded to members who are recognised as competent in their profession through a combination of
academic study, continuing professional development and work experience in the food industry. 
A Professional Member is any person who holds either:

    A tertiary level degree in food science, food technology or food engineering from a recognised tertiary institute and has achieved a minimum of 3 years professional post-graduate food industry experience; OR
    A tertiary level diploma or certificate in food science, food technology or food engineering from a recognised tertiary institute and has achieved a minimum of 5 years professional post-graduate food industry experience; OR
    A tertiary level degree, diploma or certificate in a related discipline and has achieved a minimum of 7 years professional food industry post-graduate experience; OR
    Has acquired knowledge and developed competencies in food science and technology to the level expected of a Professional Member and a minimum of 10 years professional food industry experience

When applying for Professional membership, the applicant should include their brief CV and two referees' reports on the template supplied. This information will show continuing professional development and any contributions to the Institute or relevant organisations and the business of the organisation

Professional Members have full voting rights, may be office bearers of the Institute, and can act as referees for applicants for membership. They may also use the post-nominal MNZIFST after their name.

    ONLINE APPLICATION hereNZIFST Professional Membership


MEMBERSHIP FEES

The NZIFST membership subscription year is 1 April to 31 March.
* A discount may apply to Full subscriptions paid by due date

Membership Type

Subscription* 
2019/20 year

Fellow/Professional/Standard*

$230.00

Graduate  - 1st year of membership

$   76.00

Graduate  - 2nd year of membership

$ 152.00 

Student, Massey University (Full-time)

$   20.00

Student, all other tertiary organisations (Full-time)

$   25.00

Retired

50% discount

Absentee

$   45.00

Overseas* (no GST)

$ 180.00


All fees quoted inclusive of GST. 
The New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (Inc.)

Address:
PO Box 5574, Terrace End
Palmerston North 4441,
NEW ZEALAND.

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