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The Institute is a connected community of over 12,000 members across Australia and overseas. Together, we give a voice to the profession and uphold the highest standards in our practice.
We offer a range of membership options to suit all levels of experience, participation, and practice size.
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A+ Membership provides your practice with the necessary tools to help you deliver the best professional service to you clients.
Each individual professional staff member is given access to the Institute’s Australian Standards Quick Reference service, dedicated HR and IR information service, and more.
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The Institute allows special dispensation for active members who would like to maintain their membership, but are experiencing financial hardship due to prolonged ill-health, unemployment, performing carers duties or other significant circumstances.
Fee relief is available to current and joining members who have taken time off work to care for a child under the age of 5. Those approved for parental leave membership will also have limited access to complimentary and discounted CPD bundles. Parental leave membership is available for two consecutive years however members can reapply if eligible. Conditions apply.
Many of our membership categories are open to Australian and international architects and built-environment professionals living overseas.
We host Boarding Pass events in different countries throughout the year and hold a tailored awards and prizes program for projects abroad and contributions of architects connected to Australia in the global arena through.
The Institute offers a discounted fee to members who are substantially retired from the work force. Retired membership offers members the opportunity to continue their connection to the profession in retirement while enjoying the same rights and privileges of full membership, including the use of appropriate post-nominals. Conditions apply.
The Institute provides a special academic rate for educators with a continuing 0.6 (or greater) time appointment on the staff of a recognised architecture course within Australia. Academic members must be eligible for either Member Level 1 or Affiliate Level 1 membership.
Academic members receive regular local and national e-news, voting rights, Architecture Australia digital magazine, local Chapter events, member discounts and more.
To apply for the discounted Academic rate, proceed through the Member level 1 or Affiliate level 1 application and then select the Academic option. All applicants must upload a signed declaration from their employer.