Member categories

We have six categories of membership. Entry into each category is dependent upon your experience.
Affiliate

AFFILIATE (AAICD)

  • Does not meet the extended requirements for becoming a Member (MAICD)
  • Is a full time student at an Australian Tertiary education Institution, or has a general interest in our work

The Mandatory DPD Requirement does not apply for the class of Affiliate.

member

MEMBER (MAICD)

You must have at least two (2) or more years’ experience as:

  • A director or alternate director of a company
  • A senior executive with managerial responsibilities equivalent to those of an executive director
  • A partner or sole proprietor of a professional practice or unincorporated business
  • A member of local Boards of Advice of companies
  • Academic personnel at the level of, or equivalent to, Professor
  • Senior person with professional qualifications employed by a body corporate

To be eligible to renew membership of the Institute into the class of Member an existing Member must fulfil the Mandatory DPD Requirement

Graduate

GRADUATE (GAICD)

You must have successfully completed the Company Directors Course and meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:

  • Been a director or alternate director of a company or companies for two (2) or more years (concurrent directorships may not be added together in determining years of experience)
  • Be a senior executive with managerial responsibilities equivalent to those of an executive director or a member of local Boards of Advice of companies
  • Be a partner or sole proprietor of a professional practice or unincorporated business, or a senior person with professional qualifications employed by a body corporate; or
  • Be an academic at the level of (or equivalent to) professor, or the head of a relevant faculty at a Tertiary Institution regulated by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

To be eligible to renew membership of the Institute into the class of Graduate Member an existing Graduate Member must fulfil the Mandatory DPD Requirement.

Graduate

FELLOW (FAICD)

  • Admission as a Fellow of the Institute is by application or invitation only. Applications for admission as a Fellow must be forwarded to the relevant Division Council for consideration
  • Entry into the class of Fellow may be by the Standard Method, Special Exemption or Special Invitation. Specific criteria can be found in our By-Laws

To be eligible to renew membership of the Institute into the class of Fellow an existing Fellow must fulfil the Mandatory DPD Requirement.

Life Fellow

LIFE FELLOW (FAICDLife)

  • The Board of Directors may appoint as a Life Fellow of the Institute any person who has been eminent in the field of directorship and who has provided distinguished service to the Institute
  • The Mandatory DPD Requirement does not apply as a prerequisite for eligibility to admission into, or for membership renewal of, the class of Life Fellow
International

INTERNATIONAL

  • Living overseas
  • A current member about to head overseas – if so, you can maintain your membership by swapping to the international version

You do not have to be an Australian citizen but you must reside outside of Australia for the majority of each 12-month period.

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