JOIN AIB

All applications of AIB membership, regardless of grade sought, must be on the on-line application form.

Please select from one of the available options to join.

Please note the following documents are required to be submitted for a Member application:

  1. Certified copies of your degrees and memberships.
  2. A current copy of your Curriculum Vitae (resume) that details your qualifications, experience and employment history.
  3. Two professional references. (for more information about references available at the bottom of this page)

The following documents are required to be submitted for an Associate or Affiliate application:

  1. Certified copies of your degrees and memberships.
  2. A current copy of your Curriculum Vitae (resume) that details your qualifications, experience and employment history.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

All applications of AIB membership, regardless of grade sought, must be on the on-line application form. Applications must include an updated and detailed curriculum vitae (CV) that clearly maps out the applicant’s academic and industry experience.  Details of industry experience in the CV must include positions held and responsibilities undertaken during the applicant’s career to date.  Ideally the CV should be clear on the competencies an applicant has achieved that map to the competencies required for member or associate grades

AIB – Info Pub 14 – Competency Standards for Corporate Membership & Their Application
AIB – Info Pub 16 -Competency Standards for Associate Membership & Their Application

For further information regarding membership grades and membership fees, please refer to the side navigation menu.

Should you require any further information about becoming a member of the AIB please contact the Membership Officer on +61 (2) 6253 1100 or email membership@aib.org.au

PROFESSIONAL REVIEW

Depending on the grade of membership sought applicants will be required to undergo a professional review.  This review is a combination of detailed desk audit of the application document which may require further material, an independent assessment of an applicants competency levels and in most case a face to face professional interview with a panel of senior AIB members.  Each application is assessed individually to ascertain the level of professional review required.

REFERENCES TO SUPPORT AN APPLICATION

The AIB requires that all applicants for admission as either a Member or Fellow tender two (separate) professional references in support of their application.

A Professional Reference means a letter about an employee or work colleague clearly setting out the individual’s professional conduct, character and working skill and knowledge during the period of the employment with him, which usually gives a good report about the individual. For the purposes of processing a membership application, AIB requires two Professional References that should specifically set out and provide examples that:

  • The applicant has a reputation for high ethical standards and a high quality of work; and
  • The applicant has held the positions described in their resume.

The references should be provided by an employer and / or work colleagues of the applicant who are fully conversant with the expertise of the applicant. All references must be signed and dated within 6 months prior to submitting an application for membership or an application to upgrade membership. Ideally references should be provided by (in order of preference):

  • A Member or Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB);
  • A Member or Fellow of either the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) or the UK Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB-UK);
  • A Member or Fellow of either the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) or the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS); or
  • A Member or Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Engineers Australia (IEAust), the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia (IAMA) or the the (Royal) Australian Institute of Architects (AIA).