The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) advocates to governments and industry on behalf of our members and wider project management community.

We've undertaken a range of initiatives, including the provision of high-level policy advice, stakeholder engagement and advocacy across the organisation’s priority areas. We are a key contact for government, non-government organisations, peak bodies and other stakeholders as the voice of project management in Australia.



Our advocacy programs have been developed to achieve three broad objectives:

•  Increase the recognition of project professionals as important contributors to the prosperity, health, safety and sustainability of the community

•  Advocate for adoption of project management as core organisational capability across all organisational levels and industries

•  Engage with industry and government to ensure project management evolves with changing society needs



As an independant voice in project management, we bring a distinctive perspective - informed by the insights of our diverse membership - to the priorities facing Australia.



The diversity challenge for the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) and the project management profession still looms large. Find out more:

•  2020 Gender Equity Report: 8 Imperatives for Gender Equity in the Workplace

•  2021 Gender Equity Report: The Diversity Challenge



We carry out independent and commissioned research as a service to our members and the project management community. Click below to learn more about past projects: 

Construction industry found to have the least efficient projects: research (a study by researchers at Edith Cowan University, supported by the Australian Institute of Project Management)

Project Delivery Performance in Australia - Joint Research Survey Report conducted by KPMG Australia and AIPM.

Business not prepared to manage the complexity of future projects (media release)

The ever-increasing demand in Australia for project management skills (media release)



AIPM has undertaken a number if initiatives to promote the role of project management to support an infrastructure-led recovery from COVID-19 and to assist with the implementation of legislation to support improvements in the Building and Construction sector. Some of the activities undertaken have included:

• Corresponding with State Governments on amending the technical qualification requirements to recognise the certification standards of AIPM.

• Submission to the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) to include the definition of the Project Management function and inclusion of certification standards.

• Correspondence with state-based TAFEs on project management course endorsement for job ready skills. 

New infrastructure spending to put project management jobs at the top of the list
Let’s push the go button on “shovel ready” projects
Ensuring graduates are “job-ready” to deliver future projects



•  AIPM has offered to provide consultation to the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) on the ‘National Registration Framework for Building Practitioners Discussion Paper’ in relation to the Building Confidence Report, which propose the registration of building practitioners involved in the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings. 

•  We continue to provide ongoing support for the ABCB with our submissions to a number of discussion papers for consultation on the additional recommendations that require subject matter knowledge, namely building design acceptance.


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