The following terms and conditions apply to Australian Institute of Management Members.
Constitution, Code of Ethics and By-laws
All Members are bound by AIM (Group) Limited's Constitution, Code of Ethics and by all laws, notices and directives of the AIM (Group) Limited.
Grades of Membership
Professional Membership grades include:
- Associate Fellow; and
Non-Professional Membership grades include:
- Emerging Leader
Professional Membership recognitions by award include:
- Life Member; and
Application for Membership
Is open to any individual who:
- is not less than 18 years of age at the date of application;
- applies in writing specifying the category of Membership he or she wishes to apply for; and
- agrees to be bound by this Constitution and the Code of Conduct.
The application for Life Membership must be in writing to the Board of Directors, through the General Manager Membership Operations.
Failure to Accept Conditions of Membership
All members are required to indicate they accept all terms and conditions of membership. Applications will not be processed until confirmation is received.
Transfer of Membership
AIM Memberships are individual and are non-transferable.
Upgrade of Membership
Where a Member wishes to upgrade, they must apply in writing, and provide evidence of their eligibility for the higher grade.
Re-instate a Lapsed Membership
To re-instate your lapsed Membership (up to 3 months after Membership fees were due) refer to your Subscription Renewal Notice for payment options or log on to the Members' section of the AIM website to pay the full amount of your outstanding membership subscription.
To re-instate your lapsed membership (after 3 months and up to 1 year after Membership fees were due), please contact the AIM Member Services Team.
Re-admission to the Institute
If you have been un-financial for 12 months or more, you may need to apply for re-admission to the Institute by completing the Membership Application. Please contact the AIM Member Services Team for assistance.
Resigning a Membership
Members wishing to resign their membership are required to do so in writing, by mail or email. Please include your AIM Membership number, full name and contact details. Membership fees are non-refundable.
The Application Fee is payable by each applicant for a new professional membership.
Annual Membership Fee
The Annual Membership Fee payable by a Member is the sum the Board determines for the relevant category of Membership.
All Membership Fees are due and payable in advance of the member's renewal date each year (31 May).
Failure to Pay
If a Member does not pay their Membership fees, their Membership will lapse and they will not have access to AIM membership benefits. If an individual's membership does lapse or is resigned, that individual must not use any AIM post-nominals or claim to be an AIM Member.
Costs Incurred by AIM in Processing Membership Fees
If AIM incurs any unexpected costs in processing Membership fees, those costs will be charged back to that Member. Costs may include but are not limited to bounced cheque fees and related bank charges.
Membership fees will not be refunded by AIM except where:
- an application for membership is declined by AIM
- written applications to the General Manager Membership Operations to be assessed on a case by case basis
Membership Fee Concessions
Loyalty Rate - You may be eligible for a membership loyalty rate if you are:
- Over the age of 65, have been a member of AIM for a continuous period of at least fifteen years and have retired from paid, full-time work. Loyalty rate is 50% off the current applicable membership grade annual fee.
Complimentary Rate - You may be eligible for a complimentary Membership rate if you:
- Have been awarded a Life Membership by the Board of the AIM (Group) Limited.
All applications for loyalty or concession rates are to be in writing to the General Manager Membership Operations.
Primarily the delivery of all correspondence relating to your Membership will be electronic, via email. Other correspondence such as the AIM magazine will be sent to your designated postal address. These address details (email/postal) utilised by AIM will be those you notify to us when you have made a successful application for Membership.
You agree that we will not be responsible for failure of the delivery of correspondence if you have supplied us with an incorrect address or have failed to notify us of an address change. We reserve the right to dispose of incorrectly addressed envelopes and their contents without an obligation to refund your Membership fee if they are returned to us.
Data Protection and Use of Personal Data
AIM is the Data Controller and Data Processor of any personal data you supply. The personal data you supply will be used to process your Membership subscription. As a Member of AIM your data will be used for marketing, statistical and analytical purposes and to administer your Membership.
We do not pass data to any third party.
If you believe that any of the information we hold concerning you is incorrect or out of date, please provide us with the accurate information as soon as possible.
Access to Member-Only Sections of the AIM Website
As an AIM Member, you can access the Member-only sections of the AIM website. You can also access your personal information and update your details. AIM advises all Members to keep their username and password information confidential.
Queries Comments and Complaints
We will respond to any complaint or query received within three working days. This may be an acknowledgement that we have received a complaint whilst further investigations are carried out.
If you have any queries, comments or complaints about your Membership please contact our Member Services Team:
Telephone: 1300 661 061 (lines are open Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, excluding Queensland public holidays)
Post: GPO Box 2229, Brisbane QLD 4000
Changes to this Policy
From time to time it may be necessary for us to review this policy. We reserve the right to amend this policy at any time and to notify you of any amendments by posting an updated version on our website at www.aim.com.au.
Last Updated: 8 August 2014