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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: MEMBERSHIP

Questions about the Australian Institute of Project Management membership? Here’s some of your frequently asked questions, answered. 
 


Topics covered on this page:

Becoming a member
Membership levels/categories
Other questions

For members

 



BECOMING A MEMBER


Why should I join the Australian Institute of Project Management?
Your Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) membership gives you access to exclusive benefits essential for advancing your career, growing your network and improving your project management and leadership skills.
 
This includes access to certification, discounts on events, access to our online community platform and so much more. To learn more about how AIPM can help you throughout your project management career, check out our membership benefits.


 
How much does membership cost?
Costs for AIPM membership will depend on your membership level and will last for a period of one year. You will be sent a reminder email to renew your membership on a yearly basis.
 


What do I need to join AIPM?
You’ll need a recent resume, which will be uploaded for our team to review. That way we can ensure you have selected the correct membership category/level for your experience. You will also need to provide basic contact and background information as well as credit card details to pay for your membership.
 


What are the different methods of payment?
Our preferred method of payment is via credit card. However, other options are available including BPAY, Bank Deposit, or Cheque.
 


How long will it take for AIPM to respond to my application?
Membership applications generally take four to five business days to process. An AIPM representative will be in contact with you if we require any further information.
 


How can I obtain a receipt/tax invoice?
Our system will automatically generate an invoice for you upon payment, which will go to your email inbox (please also check your junk email or spam folders). However, if you require another copy, please send an email to info@aipm.com.au or give us a call on (02) 8288 8700.
 

 
Will my employer pay for my membership?
Some organisations may support their staff financially as part of their professional development portfolio. To find out whether this applies to you, contact Member Support at membership@aipm.com.au or call us on (02) 8288 8700.
 
If you find that your organisation doesn’t cover membership, the great thing about AIPM membership is it is tax deductable for Project Managers.
 

 
What do I do if my membership expires/how do I reinstate my membership?
If your membership with us has expired or has been suspended, please contact Member Support at membership@aipm.com.au or give us a call on (02) 8288 8700.
 
Reinstating your membership is a simple process of simply reviewing and updating your contact details and making payment of the annual membership dues.
 
Ready to Join? Click here to become a member.

 


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MEMBERSHIP LEVELS/CATEGORIES


What are the membership categories/levels?
We have six categories of membership. Entry into each level will depend on your experience.
 
The most common level is ‘member’ and is for those with at least five years’ experience in project management or who hold Certified Practicing Project Practitioner (CPPP) certification. To find out about each membership level, visit our AIPM membership categories page.

 
 

Which level of membership should I choose?
AIPM membership depends on your work experience and number of years as a project management professional. See our membership levels page for more information.
 
The most common membership level is ‘member’ and is for those with at least five years’ experience in project management.
 
We also offer student memberships for students undertaking a project management course and an Associate membership level for those newer to the profession with less than five years’ experience. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in contact with one of our team members.
 

 
What is acceptable evidence of enrolment for student membership?
Acceptable evidence of enrolment includes one of the following:

  • a photocopy of your student card with a current transport concession sticker clearly visible;
  • a screenshot from your profile page of the institution’s website which shows the name of the course as well as a listing of the units you are enrolled in; or
  • confirmation of enrolment which includes your name, course name, commencement date and duration of the course – this could be a paid invoice or a letter from the institution.

 

 
I'm no longer a student. How do I upgrade to full membership?
To upgrade your membership, contact Member Support at membership@aipm.com.au or call the National Office on (02) 8288 8700.
 
Student members upgrading to Associate or Member status may need to pay the prorated difference in membership fees between your current level and the one you are upgrading to.


 
I'm retired/on maternity leave/in between jobs/a volunteer worker. What membership category do I fall under?
 
If you are retired, over 55 and have been an AIPM member for the past five years, you are entitled to a 50% discount. Retired membership includes all the benefits of full membership.
 
Members on maternity leave are eligible for a discounted $115 (inc GST) rate for annual membership and holds all benefits of full membership.
 
Members in between jobs are eligible for a reduced membership rate of $115 (inc GST) for a six month membership. This includes all the benefits of full membership.
 
Those who do volunteer work in a humanitarian or civil defence capacity are eligible for a reduced membership rate of $112.25 (inc GST) for a 6 month membership. This includes all the benefits of full membership.
 
If you require financial assistance, please contact Member Support at membership@aipm.com.au to discuss your options.

 
 



OTHER QUESTIONS


What is a post-nominal? What is MAIPM?
You may have seen MAIPM or FAIPM listed at the end of someone’s name. These are the post-nominals members can place at the end of their name when they are members of AIPM. Stand out from the crowd with AIPM post-nominals that demonstrate your commitment to your continued professional development.

  • Associate members can use the following post-nominal after their name: AAIPM

  • Members can use the following post-nominal after their name: MAIPM

  • Fellows can use the following post-nominal after their name: FAIPM


 



FOR MEMBERS


I've been locked out of my AIPM account. What do I do?
If you have been locked out of your online MY AIPM account, contact the National Office on (02) 8288 8700 to reset your login credentials.


 
I haven’t received any communication from AIPM. What do I need to do?
Please log into MY AIPM and ensure your membership is currently active, contact details are correct, and your subscription settings are up to date. If all details are current, contact the National Office (02) 8288 8700 for further assistance.


 
I need to change my personal details. What do I do?
Details can be changed online, simply log into MY AIPM and update your details. You can also contact Member Support at membership@aipm.com.au or call (02) 8288 8700.
 


Can AIPM help me with finding the right course for me?
While AIPM is not a registered training provider (RTO), we do endorse project management related courses currently available in Australia. Visit our Endorsed Courses page to see a range of courses available which we have audited and found to demonstrate project management competency standards and professional development.



 

Can AIPM help me find a job?
AIPM has a partnership with ProNEXUS to help connect talent, develop career pathways & competencies, while continuing to ensure the sector professionally evolves.

 



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