Member classes

We have six categories of membership. Entry into each class 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 or International 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 Australian Institute of Company Directors Institute is by application or invitation only. Application for admission as a Fellow must be made direclty to the Institute and it is highly recommended you review Fellow By-Laws and Fellow Guidance Notes.

Do you satisify and can supply supporting documentation for the following criteria:

  • Has been a Member of the Institute for at least the last three consecutive years; and
  • Has provided References from three current Fellows of the Institute; and
  • Has been a Director on the Board of an Eligible Organisation and/or a Senior Government Official of a Significant Government Entity for a minimum of either six and/or ten years.

(A) Six years as follows:

  • In one role for a minimum of six years consecutive years; or
  • Within an eight year period, in one role for a minimum of threes consecutive years and a second role for the balance of six years, and has successfully passed the Institute’s Company Directors Course assessment or its Boardroom Mastery assessment;

OR

(B) Ten years as follows:

  • Within a twelve year period, in one role for a minimum of six consecutive years, in a second role for a minimum of three consecutive years; or
  • Within a twelve year period, in one role for a minimum of six consecutive years, in a second role for a minimum of two consecutive years and in a third role for a minimum of one year.

To be eligible to renew membership of the Institute into the class of Fellow must fulfil the Mandatory DPD requirement (but is not required to demonstrate continuous compliance with the admission requirements set out in By-Law 2.3.4.1), must complete the application form with supporting documentation, and must pay any applicable membership fee.

It is highly recommended you speak with one of our Membership Engagement Executives on 1300 739 119, who could guide you through the process.

Life Fellow

LIFE FELLOW - FAICD(Life)

  • 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

HONORARY FELLOW - FAICD(Hon)

Honorary Fellow By Board invitation only, the Board of Directors may appoint as an Honorary Fellow of the Institute any person who has contributed greatly to Australian governance.

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