Member Grade

Join the AusIMM

The main professional grade of the AusIMM is Member grade. Members are professionals with a tertiary qualification or equivalent who have a minimum of five years’ professional experience. Where an applicant does not hold a tertiary degree, ten years of professional experience accompanied by relevant training and/or education is considered to be equivalent.

In addition to the key benefits of membership, Member grade advantages include:

  • The status to undertake important levels of work, e.g. as a JORC Competent Person
  • Global recognition of AusIMM membership and post nominals, reinforcing members’ qualifications and commitment to high standards and professional development
  • The opportunity to become a Chartered Professional
  • Discipline-specific societies and interest groups that allow you to develop in your chosen profession
  • Contributing to the status and development of your chosen profession and to the minerals sector as a whole
  • Lifestyle benefits and discounts through Austbrokers Countrywide, Member Advantage and other groups.

Want to know more? View a detailed list of the benefits of membership.

Application Requirements

Qualification and experience

A copy of your CV and confirmation of your degrees, diplomas, etc. should be included with this application form. The only exception is in the case of reinstatement or grade transfer where required information has previously been approved. (If your degree is in a language other than English please submit a copy in English).

The following forms of confirmation are acceptable:

  • A certified copy of your tertiary degree, diploma, academic transcript or letter from the tertiary institution. Copies can be certified as a true copy by an AusIMM Member or Fellow or an authorised person (ie Justice of the Peace, Police Officer, etc)

Contact details of two referees

Email and phone contacts for two professional referees. Referees must be professionals who have personal knowledge of the applicant. Acceptable professionals include Members and Fellows of the AusIMM or of any other professional association whose members are bound by a code of ethics; professionals authorised to witness Australian Commonwealth statutory declarations; and their international counterparts.

Proof of identity

A copy of a passport photo page, current driver's licence or birth certificate are acceptable forms of proof of identity.

Payment of Application fee

A $55 ($50 for Non Australian residence) is required to submit your application; this is a standard Application fee that is required on all new applications and reinstatements. Go to the subscription fees page to calculate your fees.

Application Cancellations

All applications received for admission or reinstatement that are terminated or expired prior to election to membership will incur a A$55.00 (includes GST) administration fee prior to refund.

For assistance with your membership application, please contact Member Services:
Phone: 1800 657 985 (within Australia) +61 3 9658 6130 (overseas).