Become a Member of the AIQS

Membership is available to anyone who by education and experience is involved in the sciences or professions concerned with:
  • Quantity Surveying, Construction Cost Management
  • Building and engineering economics
  • Financial, resource and contractual management
  • Dispute resolution
  • Quantification of material and labour inputs for all types of building, construction and industrial projects.
Further information on the competencies required to achieve membership of the AIQS can be found in the Competency Standards for Quantity Surveyors, Construction Economists and Cost Engineers
 
In depth information on all of the membership grades listed below is available in the AIQS Conditions of Membership

To find out which pathway is best for you, please click here.

AIQS supports a culture of diversity and inclusion.  Should you identify yourself as having a disability and may require modifications throughout your membership application process and beyond, please contact us and we will endeavour to take appropriate supportive measures to provide accessible services.


Student Grade Membership
Student Membership is Student grade membership available to those studying Quantity Surveying or an Allied Discipline. For further eligibility criteria, please refer to Section  of the AIQS Conditions of Membership. Please download the application form to apply for Student Membership.

Affiliate Grade Membership
Affiliate grade membership is open to Quantity Surveyors, or closely allied professionals, that  can demonstrate a level of expertise in Quantity Surveying skills.

Member / Associate Grade Membership
Member Grade membership and Associate Grade membership are identical in status and pre-requisite requirements. Existing Associate Grade members can elect to retain the Associate title or transfer to the Member title. However, no new Associate Grade memberships will be granted from 30 November 2012. All new successful applications to this grade will be awarded the Member Grade title. Member Grade membership is open to Quantity Surveyors able to demonstrate expertise in core Quantity Surveying competences. This is a corporate grade membership.

Fellow Grade Membership
Fellow is a senior grade of membership created to recognise commitment and service to the Institute and the profession of Quantity Surveying. Examples include professionalism in practice, the training, teaching or examination of students, engaging in public or community activities, or serving on committees set up by industry or government as well as service within the Institute.

Please submit your application to: membership@aiqs.com.au


Entry via Reciprocal Route

You may be eligible to apply for Membership via the Reciprocal Route.  Please see below for further information.

Current Reciprocity Agreements

 

Institute

Country

Grade Comparison

Member

 

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

United Kingdom

RICS Member grade

The Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV)

Singapore

SISV Member grade

The New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS)

New Zealand

NZIQS Member

The Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS)

Canada

CIQS Professional QS (PQS)

The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS)

Hong Kong

HKIS Member

Institution of Surveyors, Malaysia (QS Division) (ISM)

Malaysia

RISM Member














A Corporate member (Member or Fellow) of the above-named institutes, in good standing, may be elected as a Member grade member of the AIQS subject to:
- One year’s practice as a Probationer in circumstances which will enable a corporate member of AIQS to confirm the professional activities undertaken (may be required to work in Australia)
- A professional competence interview conducted by corporate members of the AIQS to assess the applicant’s knowledge of law and practice in Australia; and
- Subsequent election to Fellowship being subject to the By-Laws and Regulations of the AIQS.


​A Corporate member (Member/Associate or Fellow) of the AIQS in good standing, may be elected as a member of the above-named institutes, subject to:
- One year’s practice as a Probationer in circumstances which will enable a corporate member of the above-named Institutes to confirm the professional activities undertaken (may be required to work in the relevant country)
- A professional competence interview conducted by corporate members of the above-named Institutes to assess the applicant’s knowledge of law and practice in Australia; and
- Subsequent election to Fellowship being subject to the By-Laws and Regulations of the Institutes named above.


Any member wishing to practice in any of the countries named above must still satisfy the registration requirements of the associated Country.


Irrespective of the above, each professional body reserves the right to deny membership or extend the practice period for any applicant under this agreement, when in the opinion of that body, the applicant does not satisfy all their educational or membership criteria
.