Individual Membership Options

Join Australia’s pre-eminent professional leadership community.

Membership Benefits

AIM is a community of like-minded professionals who share a common desire to lift the bar for Australia’s managers and leaders. AIM believes that better managers and better leaders will shape a better society.

Being an AIM Member means you’re not only at the forefront of leadership in Australia, but you want to play a part in shaping the future.

As well as an instant national and international network of connections, AIM Membership gives you access to a world of exclusive benefits. Whatever stage you’re at in your career, AIM has something valuable to offer, from mentoring and events, to online research and resources such as the Harvard Business Review, the AIM National Salary Survey, DiSC profiling tools and Leadership Matters magazine.

This page is for Individual Members. If you are interested in joining as a Corporate, learn more about Corporate Membership here.

Membership Levels

There are four AIM Individual Membership levels to suit every stage of your career. Browse the levels below to see which one suits you. In addition to joining AIM, you can apply to become a prestigious and globally-recognised Chartered Manager.

Policies

For information on our policies, please read our Membership Terms & Conditions, and our Membership Code of Conduct.

If you need further information, or have any questions, please contact our Membership Services on membership@aim.com.au or 1300 661 061.

AFFILIATE OR STUDENT

AIMa
Annual Fee:  $65 (to 31 May 2018)

This entry level category of non-professional Membership is designed especially for those aged between 18-25, or enrolled in an accredited degree as part of the AIM University Partnership.

Contact us to find out more.

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MEMBER

AIMM
Annual Fee:  $300 (to 31 May 2018)
Application Fee:  $90

As a Professional Member you can enjoy access to our Member-focused newsletters, mentoring program, professional development and knowledge databases including Leadership Direct, EBSCO, and more.

If you meet the mandatory criteria and fulfil at least two of the optional criteria, you may be eligible to join AIM at the Member grade and receive the post-nominals AIMM.

Become a Chartered Manager (AIMM CMgr)
Annual Fee: $350
Application fee: varies dependent on route chosen

Must fulfill the requirements of AIMM Membership and in addition the requirements of Chartered Manager.

Mandatory

  • Applicants must be over 18 years of age


Optional

  • Hold a university degree, diploma, or certificate qualification in management, business studies, or a discipline appropriate to your work
  • Working towards or currently in a position of senior leadership
  • Currently (or have been) in a management position
  • Consult or coach for managers, leaders, or teams
  • Hold volunteer experience at a leadership level
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ASSOCIATE FELLOW

AFAIM
Annual Fee:  $350 (to 31 May 2018)
Application Fee:  $90

The grade of Associate Fellow is open to individuals who have expertise and achievement in, or contribution to, management and leadership.

If you meet the mandatory criteria and fulfil at least one of the optional criteria, you may be eligible to join AIM at the Associate Fellow grade and receive the post-nominals AFAIM.

Become a Chartered Associate Fellow (AFAIM CMgr)
Annual fee: $400
Application fee: varies dependent on route chosen

Must fulfill the requirements of AFAIM Membership, and in addition the requirements of Chartered Manager.

Mandatory

  • Applicants must be over 18 years of age
  • Must be currently working or have worked in a management or leadership position such as Team Leader, Head of Business Unit, Store Manager, Project Manager, Business Manager, business owner, or similar with substantial management experience over time


Optional

  • Hold a university degree, diploma, certificate qualification, or post-graduate qualification in management or business studies or a discipline appropriate to your work
  • Consult or coach for managers, leaders, or teams
  • Currently (or have been) in a senior management or leadership position
  • Make (or have made) a significant contribution to management and leadership through research, thought leadership, policy, advocacy, or journalism
  • A current business owner
  • Hold extensive volunteer experience at a leadership level

Note: CV and organisational chart must be included with all applications for Associate Fellow.

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FELLOW

FAIM
Annual Fee:  $415 (to 31 May 2018)
Application Fee:  $90

The grade of Fellow is open to individuals who have an extensive record of proven expertise and achievement in, or contribution to management and leadership.

If you meet the mandatory criteria and fulfil at least three of the optional criteria, you may be eligible to join AIM at the Fellow grade and receive the post-nominals FAIM.

Become a Chartered Fellow (FAIM CMgr) 
Annual fee: $455
Application fee: varies dependent on route chosen.

Must fulfill the requirements of FAIM Membership, and in addition the requirements of Chartered Manager.

Mandatory

  • Applicants must be over 18 years of age
  • Must be currently working or have worked in a senior or C-level leadership position such as General Manager, CEO, Director, Department Head, senior executive, Financial Controller, Branch Manager, Associate Professor, Professor, or similar with substantial leadership experience over time


Optional

  • Hold a tertiary degree, post-graduate qualification, or diploma in management or business studies or in a discipline appropriate to your work
  • Report to (or have reported to) a Board
  • Currently (or have been) in a position that makes decisions that affects the ultimate strategic direction or performance of the company, including setting the strategy and budgets
  • Consult to or coach senior executives or large multi-disciplinary teams in an area of expertise with substantial experience
  • Make (or have made) a significant contribution to management and leadership through research, thought leadership, policy, advocacy, or journalism
  • Hold extensive volunteer experience at a senior leadership level

Note: CV and organisational chart must be included with all applications for Fellow

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Unlock a world of great Membership benefits:

AIM Membership opens the door to a world of resources, connections and information:

  1. Preferential rates for AIM events, courses, qualifications, consulting and research services, and products such as the AIM National Salary Survey
  2. Access to the AIM Mentoring Program as a mentor and/or mentee
  3. National annual calendar of events, including a selection of Member-only events
  4. A subscription to the AIM specialist leadership focused magazine in printed and electronic versions
  5. Full use of AIM Library services and online access to thousands of full text journals including Harvard Business Review and McKinsey Quarterly
  6. Access to Member Lounges in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Canberra, and meeting rooms and free Wi-Fi at AIM locations across Australia (excluding WA)
  7. Use of nationally recognised post-nominals that will stand out on your resume, communication materials, LinkedIn profile and more
  8. Access to the Chartered Manager (CMgr) designation – the highest level of leadership recognition, via AIM’s alliance with CMI UK

In short, AIM is your trusted partner on your career-long leadership journey.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES AFFILIATE AIMa MEMBER AIMM ASSOCIATE FELLOW AFAIM FELLOW FAIM
AIM In Camera Series / Fellows Breakfast YES YES
Leadership Matters Magazine YES YES YES
Mentoring Program - Member Exchange YES YES YES
Leading Edge e-Newsletter YES YES YES YES
Insight Edge e-Newsletter YES YES YES YES
Events e-Newsletter YES YES YES YES
Leadership Matters Blog & e-Newsletter YES YES YES YES
Members Lounge (Syd, Mel, Bris, Can, Adl) YES YES YES YES
Knowledge Centre & Online Resources YES YES YES YES
Leadership Direct YES YES YES YES
EBSCO e-Books Journals & Resources YES YES YES YES
Events - Member Rates YES YES YES YES
Complimentary Member Events YES YES YES YES
Education & Training - Member Rates YES YES YES YES
Exclusive Partner Discounts YES YES YES YES
Preferential Rates For People Analytics Tools YES YES YES YES
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