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.

In depth information on all of the membership grades listed below is available in the AIQS Conditions of Membership


PATHWAYS TO ENTRY EXPLAINED

To make the pathways to membership entry a little clearer we have created a few simple flow charts. Click on the following links to view them and see which pathway is best for your specific needs.


STUDENT GRADE MEMBERSHIP
Student Membership is Student grade membership is a probationary 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 Applicants must demonstrate that they satisfy one of the following sets of criteria:

Pathway 1

  • Graduates who have obtained Approved Academic Qualifications, and
  • Nomination by a Member, Associate or Fellow grade member of good standing, and
  • Be engaged in the practice or teaching of Quantity Surveying 
  • Successful completion of an Affiliate Grade APC

Pathway 2

  • Graduates who have obtained a non-accredited degree or diploma course in Quantity Surveying or an allied profession, and 
  • Nomination by a Member, Associate or Fellow grade member of good standing, and
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience under approved supervision or 4 years non-approved supervision (that can be verified by some other acceptable means)
  • Successful completion of an Affiliate Grade APC

Further information on Affiliate Grade membership is available under Section 2.1.2 of the AIQS Conditions of Membership. The Affiliate application form is available for download here.


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.

Applicants must demonstrate that they satisfy one of the following sets of criteria:

Pathway 1

  • Approved Academic Qualifications, and
  • Nomination by a Member, Associate or Fellow grade member of good standing, and
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience under approved supervision or 3 years non-approved supervision (that can be verified by some other acceptable means), and
  • Successful completion of an Member Grade APC

Pathway 2

  • Non-accredited degree or diploma course in Quantity Surveying or an allied profession, and
  • Completion of AIQS approved  ‘up-skilling courses’, (the appropriate level of additional courses required will be determined on a case by case basis and can be provided via a variety of means), and
  • Nomination by a Member, Associate or Fellow grade member of good standing, and
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience under approved supervision or 3 years non-approved supervision (that can be verified by some other acceptable means), and
  • Successful completion of an Member Grade APC

Pathway 3

  • An ability to prove a high level of expertise as a Quantity Surveyor, and
  • Nomination by five (5) Member, Associate or Fellow grade members of good standing, and
  • Minimum 8 year experience under approved supervision or 10 years non-approved supervision (that can be verified by some other acceptable means), and
  • Hold a position of senior management responsibility in a Quantity Surveying related role
  • Successful completion of an Member Grade APC
The Member grade application form is available for download here.

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.

  • Fellow Grade membership is available to Member and Associate Grade Quantity Surveyors able to demonstrate they can satisfy the following sets of prerequisites:
  • Minimum ten (10) years’ experience at Associate or Member Grade membership, and
  • Be a minimum of thirty-five (35) years old, and
  • Have held a senior professional or academic position for a minimum of three (3) years, and
  • Be able to demonstrate significant commitment to the profession of Quantity Surveying beyond normal employment requirements, (e.g. have served on an AIQS Council / Committee, having shown leadership within industry or profession beyond individual company interests, etc.), and
  • Nomination by five (5) Fellow Grade members.

Please click here if you are a corporate member who would like to elevate your membership to Fellow grade.

PLEASE DIRECT APPLICATIONS AND ENQUIRIES TO THE NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP MANAGER:

Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
Level 6
65 York Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

Email: membership@aiqs.com.au
Phone: +61 2 9262 1822

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